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Canadian Maritimes - Day 2
6 August 2016
We began our first full day in Nova Scotia by getting up early to watch the sun rise over the Annapolis Basin right outside out hotel room window in Digby. We then headed down to the Digby Scallop Days festival, our main reason for coming to Digby. We watched scallop the shucking demo & competition, met some scallop fishermen and sampled the freshest scallops you can taste without actually going out on a scallop boat. We also headed out of Digby to Annapolis Royal to tour the only tidal power generating station in North America and visit Fort Anne. Following a stop at the Point prim Lighthouse, we headed back to downtown Digby for meal (more seafood, of course!) outside on the patio. Yes, we also stopped at Tim's again. You have to take advantage of it when it's available!

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DAY 1 | MARITIMES INDEX | DAY 3
2-001 Sunrise Over Annapolis Basin 2-003 Scallop Boats 2-004 Sunrise Over Annapolis Basin
Sunrise over the Annpolis Basin seen from our room at the Admiral Digby Inn
Scallop boats heading out early in the morning
Scallop boat heading out early in the morning
2-005 Admiral Digby Inn Sign 2-007 Sunrise Over Annapolis Basin 2-009 Digby Scallop Fleet
We stayed at the Admiral Digby Inn right on the Annapolis Basin
Sunrise over the Annpolis Basin seen from our room at the Admiral Digby Inn
The Digby scallop fishing fleet
2-010 Seagull 2-011 Scallop Days Sign 2-013 Paul Gidney
Even the sea gulls are hanging out for the start of the Scallop Days festival
Scallop Days is what brought us to Digby
Scallop shucking legend, Paul Gidney demonstrates proper techniques
2-014 Scallop 2-019 Scallop 2-020 Scallop
Scallop shucking legend, Paul Gidney demonstrates proper techniques
Scallop shucking legend, Paul Gidney demonstrates proper techniques
Scallop shucking legend, Paul Gidney demonstrates proper techniques
2-021 Paul Gidney 2-022 Raw Scallop 2-023 Mom with Raw Scallop
Scallop shucking legend, Paul Gidney demonstrates proper techniques
A raw scallop right from the shell. It doesn't get fresher than this!
A raw scallop right from the shell. It doesn't get fresher than this!
2-026 Scallop Days Princesses 2-027 Scallop Shucking Competition 2-028 Scallop Shucking Competition
The Scallop Days princesses watch the scallop shucking demo
The scallop shucking competition at Digby Scallop Days
The scallop shucking competition at Digby Scallop Days
2-029 Paul Gidney 2-030 Scallop Shucking Competition 2-031 Scallop Shucking Competition
Scallop shucking legend, Paul Gidney no longer competes in the competition because it's just not fair. No one will ever beat him!
The scallop shucking competition at Digby Scallop Days
The scallop shucking competition at Digby Scallop Days
2-032 Dogs 2-036 Scallop Shells 2-038 Digby Scallop Fleet
Not everyone was interested in the scallop shucking competition
The remnants of the scallop shucking competition at Digby Scallop Days
The Digby scallop fishing fleet
2-041 Digby Fishermen's Memorial 2-042 Scallop Barbecue 2-043 Barbecued Scallops
Digby Fishermen's Memorial
The scallop barbecue at Digby Scallop days turns out some delicious meals
A delicious lunch from the scallop barbecue
2-044 Water Street 2-045 Digby Merchant Navy Memorial 2-047 Annapolis Royal Sign
Water Street in downtown Digby
Digby Merchant Navy Memorial
Exploring the area in Annapolis Royal
2-048 Annapolis River 2-049 Power Plant Discharge 2-051 Turbines
The Annapolis River as seen from the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
Output from the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station into the Annapolis River
The massive turbines of the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
2-052 Turbines 2-053 Power Plant Interior 2-055 Power Plant Computer
The massive turbines of the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
Deep inside the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
This antique computer runs the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
2-056 New Power Plant Computer 2-057 Tower 2-058 Power Plant Interior
That thing that looks like a fridge is the new computer that will run the power station
Looking even deeper into the bowels of the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
Deep inside the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
2-059 10 Tonne Bridge Crane 2-060 Power Plant Discharge 2-061 Tidal Generating Station Sign
A 10 tonne bridge crane deep below the ground in the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station
Output from the Annapolis Tidal Generating Station into the Annapolis River
Annapolis Tidal Generating Station is the only one of its kind in North America
2-062 Granville Ferry 2-064 Annapolis River 2-065 Annapolis River
Looking across the Annapolis River to Grandville Ferry
The Annapolis River flows past Annapolis Royal
The Annapolis River flows past Annapolis Royal
2-066 Inukshuks 2-068 Inukshuks 2-069 Flowers & Irish Flag
Inukshuks in Annapolis Royal
Inukshuks in Annapolis Royal
A well kept riverfront yard in Annapolis Royal
2-072 House 2-073 Purple Flower & Bee 2-076 Granville Ferry
Walking past homes in Annapolis Royal
Thanks to a zoom lens, this bee stung nobody.
Looking across the Annapolis River to Grandville Ferry
2-077 Fort Anne Sign 2-078 Fort Anne Ditch 2-079 Fort Anne Ditch
Fort Anne National Historic Site
The defensive hills and valleys of Fort Anne
The defensive hills and valleys of Fort Anne
2-082 Red Adirondack Chairs 2-083 Parks Canada Logo 2-088 Fort Anne Ditch
Parks Canada has these red chairs in many parks and historic sites. We ran across several pairs of them.
Parks Canada has these red chairs in many parks and historic sites. We ran across several pairs of them.
I'm fairly sure those stairs were not there back when this fort was defending Annapolis Royal.
2-091 Fort Anne 2-092 Digby Sign 2-095 Point Prim Lighthouse
The fort was undergoing renovation while we were there
You know your scallops are good when they're on the road signs.
Point Prim Lighthouse
2-096 Point Prim Fog Horn 2-097 View from Point Prim 2-099 Flower
I wouldn't want ot be standing by this fog horn on a foggy day!
The view of the Bay of Fundy from Point Prim
You never know where you'll find a flower. This one is on the cliffs of Point Prim.
2-100 View from Point Prim 2-102 Mom at Point Prim 2-104 Michael at Point Prim
The view of the Bay of Fundy from Point Prim
Hanging out at Point Prim on the Bay of Fundy
Hanging out at Point Prim on the Bay of Fundy
2-105 Turtle Shell Rocks 2-106 Point Prim Lighthouse 2-109 Fundy Rose Ferry
The ground at Point Prim looks like a turtle shell
Point Prim Lighthouse
The ferry Fundy Rose passes Point Prim. We were on this vessel the following day.
2-110 Guy with Nova Scotia Flag 2-111 Fundy Rose Ferry 2-113 Rental Ford Explorer
Nova Scotians welcome the ferry to their province. (I presume they know someone on board.)
The ferry Fundy Rose passes Point Prim. We were on this vessel the following day.
Our brand new Ford Explorer rental car came in handy on the many dirt roads we travelled in the Maritimes.
2-114 Skid Marks 2-115 Dirt Road 2-116 Welcome to Nova Scotia Sign
It appears skidding on country roads is a popular pastime in Nova Scotia. We saw this all over many roads.
Putting our rental to good use on another dirt road.
We were aleady in Nova Scotia but passed this near the ferry terminal.
2-117 Fried Pepperoni 2-118 Fried Scallops 2-119 Fried Clams
Fried pepperoni is a Nova Scotia tradition. Here we were dining out on the patio at Dockside.
Fresh Digby scallops, fried to perfection! Here we were dining out on the patio at Dockside.
Fried clams. Here we were dining out on the patio at Dockside.
2-120 Digby Clock 2-121 Tim Hortons Donuts
Digby, incorporated in 1890
Second night making a Tim Hortons run. Gotta take advantage while we can get them!

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