August 30, 2007:
The fresh air and paddling from the night before left us feeling pleasantly tired - so much so that we slept like babies.
We woke this morning feeling refreshed and rearing to go. We packed up the camper after breakfast and headed back to Jakes Landing for photo opportunities. Although we didn't take the canoe back down for another paddle ourselves, we savoured the serenity of Kejimkujik National Park before hitting the road.
Driving back out along the same road (highway 8) that led to the park, we soon returned to the Evangeline Trail (Highway 101) for a short time before turning off towards the Bay of Fundy coast. As soon as we reached the coast, we also reached the fog which was hanging around the fringes obscuring our view of the bay. It wasn't in our plan to have fog - but it made for some interesting pictures of lighthouses in various small communities along the way.
By the time we arrived in Hall's Harbour the fog had receded somewhat, as had the tide. The tiny harbour held various pleasure boats as well as a few commercial fishing boats, but none of the vessels were going anywhere. The extreme tides of the Bay of Fundy all but empties Hall's Harbour, thereby leaving all boats high and dry at low tide.
After wondering around the harbour for an hour, we tossed up the idea of eating at the nearby restaurant which serves up a variety of bounties from the Bay of Fundy such as Lobster. It was mid afternoon and we wanted to keep moving so decided to take a raincheck on that idea.
Leaving the coastline for the time being, we headed inland to an area of the Annapolis Valley known as the bread basket of Nova Scotia due to its bountiful fresh produce and local wines. Tomorrow we planned to check out one or two of the vineyards so decided to stay nearby at Cape Blomidon. There's a provincial park at the end of the road towards Cape Split which overlooks the Minas Basin in the Bay of Fundy.
We set up camp in a large open site and enjoyed a stunning sunset that evening.
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