Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy

Our travels in Nova Scotia continued after the visit to Fortress Louisbourg (if you missed this post it is here).

We stayed in Baddeck, the site of the first powered flight in Canada. On a cold morning in February 1909, the vision of flying a powered aircraft for the first time in Canada came to be when the Silver Dart took to the air above the frozen waters of Baddeck Bay.

Baddeck Bay

This historic event was a dream of world-renowned and accomplished inventor Alexander Graham Bell. most famous for inventing the telephone. We visited the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and learned more about this amazing inventor, entrepeneur and humanitarian. The view over Baddeck Bay from the museum building was spectacular!
We enjoyed a Lobster Supper in Baddeck with Jill and John and then continued our travels into New Brunswick.
Lobster in Baddeck
Jill & John in Baddeck
Our travels also took us to the Bay of Fundy where we stayed at the Gillespie House Inn at Parrsboro and prowled around that area of Nova Scotia. If you are touring this part of Canada be sure to visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After learning about the site at the interpretive centre we walked along a beach covered with thousands of fossils. And since the site is on the famous Bay, it is covered by the world's largest tides each day.
The Bay of Fundy is 'in the running' for one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. I think it should definitely be on the list. Read all about this amazing place at and then add your VOTE!
We headed home with lots of photos and memories of a wonderful vacation. Thank you to all the people who made it memorable!

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