Our Nova Scotia Road Trip

These are pictures from our trip to Nova Scotia with Bill and Roz Martin. We started by taking the Cat from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and made a loop around the lower third or so of the province. I hear the northern part is even nicer, so we will have to plan another trip!

Taking the Ferry to Yarmouth This day we drove to the ferry and took the three hour crossing. There are pictures of the view from the ferry and scenes on board. By the time we got to Yarmouth, the sun was going down.

Yarmouth to Digby The second day, we explored around Yarmouth and drove to Digby Neck and then spent the night in Digby.

Digby to Wolfville Morning shots of the Pines Resort, where we stayed in Digby. This is a lodge run by the province. Stops along the way in Bear River, Lunch in Port Royal. The small fishing village Margaretsville, where the tide leaves the boats high and dry. Blue Beach in Hantsport for fossil hunting.

Wolfville to Truro Pictures from our bed and breakfast in Wolfville, and then on to Grand-Pre, the center of old Acadia. Pictures from the National Historical site dedicated to the Acadians. We continued on along the Minas Basin where the tides are the highest in the world, stopping in East Hants for lunch and to visit their lighthouse. We ended up the day at the tidal bore observation deck on the Shubenacadie River in South Maitland. It was fun, but not as spectacular as we hoped.

Truro to Halifax Pictures here start at Victoria Park in Truro, including some interesting clouds. Next, we took the relatively short drive to Halifax, where we stayed two nights. Pictures end here with night shots of the harbor.

Second day in Halifax Lots of pictures around the town and the harbor. We took a sailboat ride in the harbor and explored the old part of the city, including the Citadel and the Public Garden.

Halifax back to Yarmouth and home Our last day before the ferry ride home, we drove down the Atlantic side of Nova Scotia back to Yarmouth, stopping to see a few lighthouses. The final pictures are the next day at the ferry terminal, approaching US Customs.