Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 9 Digby, Nova Scotia

Had a great night last night in Digby… We had dinner at the Boardwalk Restaurant, all local fresh food, yummy! We had a nice table overlooking the water. This morning, after a great night's sleep, we to the Shoreline Restaurant for a Loonie breakfast. It is kind of like going to the dollar store, everything is a dollar. Then we headed out to Annapolis Royal where Canada's first permanent settlement began in 1605, Eh! (I am bilingual) On Saturdays they have a Farmer's Market with local crafts and food. One particular store there that I really enjoyed was "Far Fetched", with owners Tom & Cindy. They had a great collection of Asian artifacts and furniture…. Great place! After the Market we headed to Port Royal to visit the Habitation Fort, a recreation of Samuel Champlain's French settlement. It was a very good recreation and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I guess some people from Virginia in 1613 burnt the place to the ground… Since I am from Virginia and I asked for a match they became quite concerned…. Great visit! Then we headed out to check out another lighthouse… Yeah! I am truly a sucker for lighthouses. Then it was off to lunch at Café Leo's in Annapolis Royal where everything is made from scratch. Phenomenal strawberry shortcake! (I just love health food). We then went to Fort Anne which was the English stronghold from 1610. It was a great day!!!!! Tonight will be a steak BBQ on the back deck overlooking the ocean……. Tomorrow, it's off on the 0800 ferry back to Saint John and heading back to the south…. It has been a wonderful trip to Canada, Eh!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Quite happy that you've got good comments about Port Royal, and to see my picture posted on your site! It was great to have you guys visiting around, hope the rest of the trip goes well for you!

Max, a concerned Port-Royal interpreter