The Annapolis Valley. A place I had never heard about until I asked for East Coast travel feedback on Facebook. After the fifth person recommended the region, it was added to the list. The region is located along the Bay of Fundy and is chock-full of farms, orchards and vineyards. It had a bit of a Tuscany vibe to it. We arrived a day after Hurricane Arthur blew through.
Our first stop was the Blomidon Look-Off, which provided us with the most spectacular panoramic view of the valley’s farms and rolling hills surrounded by the Bay of Fundy. Not a bad way to get a lay of the land.
We then made our way up the highway to Scots Bay Beach and Cape Split. Along the way we dodged trees that had fallen on the road due to the storm. It was so odd to see all the Hurricane damage while the weather outside couldn’t have been nicer. We walked the beach picking up rocks and skipping stones. It’s a very popular beach for rockhounding as its shores yield a rich amount of semi-precious minerals and fossils.
After the beach, we were hangry. So we sped off to the Lobster Pound (of course) in Hall’s Harbour. When we arrived the tides were rising so the boats were slowly making their way back to being level with the docks. When the Bay of Fundy’s tides are low the boats just sit on the sea floor. Funny.