The town of Digby is a great jump off point to explore the Bay of Fundy which has the highest tidal range in the world. Located equidistant between the equator and north pole, Fundy can rise and fall over 50 feet in one tide cycle.
This natural phenomenon is not only amazing to explore, but useful to society as its power creatures a source of energy. Right from town you can walk around the Annapolis Basin, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy. Don a pair of rain boots, or shoes you don’t mind getting mucky, and headed out to the nearest road that leads to the bay.
Walking the shore at low tide reveals a world that is normally covered by the sea.
Tide pools reveal activity underwater.
Clusters of barnacles are wait patiently to be covered again, in just a few hours.
Heron are happy to hunt in the shallows.
If you head out to Digby Neck try out one of the many beaches to explore the expansive bay. At the end of the road, Gulliver’s Cove [Delaps Cove Rd, Granville Ferry, NS B0S 1K0, Canada] is a beautiful place to wander, even on a rainy day.
Plus, the extra precipitation just makes the waterfalls flow more fantastically.
The rocks on the shore are a rainbow, filled with unique designs and colors I would have never imagined.
Keep your eyes peeled for tiny snails clinging to branches
and for birds off towards the shore.
Be sure to leave yourself enough time to get back to land as the tide comes in quickly. Returning to see the same area at high tide is a shock! The bay is well known for their succulent scallops, seafood lovers are in heaven when visiting Digby. At Shore Thing Seafood [40 Water St, Digby, NS B0V 1A0, Canada] order them pan fried, deep fried, or wrapped in bacon.
Their presentation is whimsical, and delicious home cut fries are generous. There are other seafood options offered, land options and even some poutine as well. Outdoor seating is available on a nice day, overlooking the bay.