Off and on inclement weather made for interesting cloud formations as we left Halifax and headed west to Digby and the fabled Bay of Fundy.
|Along Harvest Highway.|
We passed Berwick, the Apple Capital. The sun played peek-a-boo, brightening the brilliant stands of yellow, white and purple wildflowers carpeting the roadside and pastures. As usual, the Good Girls wanted to stop and explore half a dozen times, but we had places to go and timetables to keep.
|Nothing untidy allowed in Annapolis Royal.|
The seafood chowder was one of the best and the lobster roll was everything one could hope for.
Everything else served is tempting so it gets our A+ , spoons and forks up vote of approval.
The Historic Gardens gave us an opportunity to walk some of it off. Annapolis Royal claims the title of oldest permanent European settlement in North America - 1605 vs. Jamestown's 1607 although much later than than St. Augustine's 1565 - and this was designed to celebrate that long heritage.
As the land slopes down to a tidal river valley all varieties of garden design can be seen,
and the recreation of a pre-deportation Acadian settler's homestead.
peonies were just coming into theirs
|Photos by Debi Lander.|
and yellow laburnum draped the pergola.
Not a bad way to while and wander.