7.6.10 Lunenburg to Digby, NS

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Lovely Jazy in Lunenburg

7.6.10 Lunenburg to Digby, NS

 

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 Nacogdoches, TX with dear Virginia and Jim who just bought one!  They are our dream RV, when we decide to go bigger.

Digby dinner

 

And here were SIXTEEN of the beauties coming in, with four in the group from Texas!  It was fun visiting with a few who had arrived.  It turns out that we are all headed to Newfoundland on the same day.  I suspect that is why the 8am sailing for that day was fully booked.  We are on the later sailing, but I have a feeling we will see those beauties again.  Side note, Evelyn and Steve were headed today to Newfoundland- hope all went well for them. 

 

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.

Digby lighthouse
  There, a nice lady helped us order scallops, shrimp, clams, haddock, French fries, onion rings until she finally told us to stop!  That was enough!  So, we held off ordering the chicken for Charles and stopped.

 

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.

Lia at Digby lighthouse
 

 

So we shot up the very fast Hwy 108 for an hour and half to New Minas.  The drive was through the Annapolis Valley, which was a very lovely agricultural area, known for its fertile orchards. 

 

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.

Lovely Lunenburg
 Looking forward to our tour on PEI!

 

Tomorrow, the Shediac Lobster Festival!

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely Jazy in Lunenburg
Lovely Jazy in Lunenburg
Digby dinner
Digby dinner
Digby lighthouse
Digby lighthouse
Lia at Digby lighthouse
Lia at Digby lighthouse
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lia in Lunenburg
Lovely Lia in Lunenburg
Lovely Ciao in Lunenburg
Lovely Ciao in Lunenburg
Lovely Foretravel in Lunenburg
Lovely Foretravel in Lunenburg
UNESCO sign in Lunenburg
UNESCO sign in Lunenburg
UNESCO plaque in Lunenburg
UNESCO plaque in Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Lovely Lunenburg
Digby dinner waitress
Digby dinner waitress
Digby
Digby
Digby ferry to Saint John, NB
Digby ferry to Saint John, NB
Digby downtown
Digby downtown
Annapolis Valley
Annapolis Valley
Digby
photo by: gbar