When I was a boy, we went to Lunenburg and I saw a tall ship leaving port in full sail. The sound of the wind in the sails- a deep whoosh, whoosh- was awesome and something I remember 60 years later! Now the tall ships are coming to Digby!
The dates are August 15th and 16th and if you are in the area, you have to see them for yourself! You will get a glimpse of what life was like in a seaport 100 years ago.
You can even see the replica of Nova Scotia's most famous ship- the Bluenose- a ship so beautiful she made it to the back of our dime!
But there is a lot more to see in Digby. We are the home to the world's largest scallop fishery and you will see many of those iconic vessels at the dock as well.
And if that's not enough history for you, drive out "The Neck" and visit us at The Artist's Mark Studio/ Shop, right across the street from beautiful Seawall Beach. The house was built in 1849 and the occupants (She Who MUST Be Obeyed and yours truly) are almost that old!
And if that's not old enough for you, we have Agates, Jasper and Fossils in the shop that are over 300 million years old! Now THAT'S history!
By the way, that's the Digby Pines Hotel in the background of the shot above- a great place to spend a few days and explore the area. So if you want interesting scenery, unending photo ops, friendly people and great food, come to Digby and see the Tall Ships!
We'll be waiting for you.