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Everyday Life & Observations in Digby & Area

Day Trippin’ – Part Two

on August 26, 2012

Continuing our Day Trippin’ series, day 2 took us further down Digby Neck, a small peninsula between St. Mary’s Bay and the Bay of Fundy.

We drove to the end of the neck to a small town called East Ferry. The drive is approximately 40 minutes from Digby to East Ferry. This scenic peninsula is rich with rare species of wild flowers, seabirds, shorebirds, seals and whales. There are several tours out of East Ferry and Brier Island for whale watching, including the endangered right whales.

At this point you must embark on a ferry to sail to Long Island (and you thought you had to drive to New York to visit Long Island!)  Then drive approximately 15 minutes and take another ferry to Brier Island….the end of the line!

Driving back, we head off to Gulliver’s Cove, located on the Bay of Fundy. This cove is known for its sea glass and semi precious agate (mineral) but all we managed to find were a pile of rocks, which we are now collecting.

Although Sandy Cove is just down the road, this particular cove has no sand, in fact the pebbles are much larger and rounder but the Honda had no trouble negotiating them.

Views from Gulliver’s Cove

Gulliver’s Cove was named after “Cut Throat” Gulliver, a pirate from the famous Golden Age of Piracy (1680-1730) of which Nova Scotia was frequently targeted by some of the most infamous pirates, Captain William Kidd, Blackbeard and Black Bart.

Rumour has it, the remains of “Cut Throat” himself were found, just 20 years ago here.  Believe it…..or not!

We didn’t find any buried treasure either, but we did have our collection of rocks!

The adventures continue…………


2 responses to “Day Trippin’ – Part Two

  1. Nancy K says:

    Absolutely beautiful and I just love your “pet rocks” ! Nice picture of the Honda, but where’s the roof racks ?

  2. lessthananordinarylife says:

    Truely God’s country. Great story in Tor Star (Saturday, August 25, 2012) about Raye Myles fashioning his summer retreat, ‘. . . a replica of the 1883 Horton Bluff Lighthouse . . . which was unceremoniously bulldozed and burned in 1961 to make room for the present lighthouse.’ Maybe you could stretch (I’d be happy to edit!) and wrtie your “Day Trippin'” missives for submission to local (hopefully they’ll be picked up by nationals) publishing venues. Hey! It could happen.

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