Day 5 – September 2, 2014
Digby, Nova Scotia
Digby Backpackers Inn
After two nights in Halifax it was time to head to Digby, famous for scallops and whale watching, while making a couple stops along the way. The first stop was Peggy’s Cove and with a foggy morning upon us all we could see was a warning and a lighthouse, surrounded by slippery rocks. It wasn’t as picturesque as I imagined, butI think the fog had a lot to do with it.
We had about 15 minutes to enjoy the quiet setting before the big buses rolled up and the tourists poured out. We took that as our cue to cut our visit short and head to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and winner of the Prettiest Painted Places in Canada.
In the harbour we found the Bluenose II, a racing ship launched in 1963 that was built by many of the same people who had worked on the original at the same shipyard in Lunenburg.
Lunenburg was a very sweet town, so colourfully painted, with coffeeshops, restaurants and quirky shops that were begging to be explored. We spent a few hours wandering the town before finally making our way to Digby, a seaside community with an active fishing community. We checked in to the Digby Backpackers Inn and walked down to the harbour to see the sights and grab some dinner.