7.6.10 Lunenburg to Digby, NS
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7.6.10 Lunenburg to
Lunenburg is a lovely town and we walked around it both last night and this morning.
We enjoyed shopping in some of the stores and found it quaint with nice people staffing the shops. A delightful small town in which to live or hang out, without a prolific amount of tourist activities to distract one from the great task of relaxing.
We found the UNESCO plaque near the playground and gazebo in the center of town. Lunenburg’s ancient English settlement with many older buildings is its claim to fame. Lovely indeed!
Guess who was coming in our campground this morning? Sixteen Foretravels from the Foretravel Motorcade Club! If you know me, you know I LOOOOOVE Foretravels! We spent the first night of our trip at Foretravel Factory in
And here were SIXTEEN of the beauties coming in, with four in the group from
We drove then to Digby, through beautiful, curving roads on Hwy 8, which was really like a back country road. We arrived in Digby STARVING, just thinking about those fried clams and famous scallops!
Visitor’s Information by the ferry port (thanks, Evelyn!) sent us just a skip up the road to a take-away place on the side of the road for food.
Delicious! It was terrific and for $40, we got more than we could eat. Charles even liked the clams! It was all fried, but we managed the guilt just fine. YUM.
Following our nice waitress’ directions, we drove a few miles to the Digby lighthouse and spent a terrific hour alone up there, admiring the silvery water, the ferry (which looked like a cruise ship) going up to Saint John in New Brunswick, and whale watching (we may have seen a few, but who knows?). Climbing on the rocks was fun too.
Then we drove through Digby downtown, which was quaint along the waterfront, but not intriguing enough for an explore.
So we shot up the very fast Hwy 108 for an hour and half to New Minas. The drive was through the
New Minas is an interesting busy area with probably 95% of the population driving in or near the local Walmart. While protectionism practices by the campgrounds prohibit overnight camping, permission was implicit provided us by management, who do not notice RV’s in their parking lot. Hopefully, it is true that the old law prohibiting camping outside of campgrounds is not enforced (particularly since it is stupid, but that is just me).
We have finished Anne of Green Gables and now even Charles is laying here awaiting the start of Book 2. It is really intriguing and we all are walking around now talking about how “romantical” things are.
Tomorrow, the Shediac Lobster Festival!