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A Day in Digby

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A May 2002 trip to Digby by Re Carroll

Digby Scallop boats Photo, Digby, Nova Scotia More Photos
Quote: Digby is one of the main towns along the Bay of Fundy and is home to one of the world’s largest scallop fleets. Definitely the place for good seafood. North of Digby, the Digby Neck and Islands Scenic Drive showcases tiny villages, working lighthouses and ecotourism.

A Day in Digby

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Digby Scallop boats Photo, Digby, Nova Scotia
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The town was named after Admiral Robert Digby who brought ships filled with Loyalists from New England in 1793. These settlers quickly saw the opportunity for fishing as a livelihood and started a scallop fleet which has since grown into one of the largest in the world. The town itself isn’t large but there is a waterfront boardwalk where you can check out the scallop draggers when they are docked. There are a few interesting gift shops and a visit here wouldn’t be complete without a seafood meal, especially scallops. Digby has a thing about naming areas after body parts. It is located on Digby Gut which opens into the Bay of Fundy with its massive tide fluctuations. It is also the star...Read More

Bayside Inn Bed & Breakfast

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Hotel | "Bayside Inn Bed & Breakfast"

Bayside Inn Bed & Breakfast Photo, Digby, Nova Scotia
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This large B&B is located in an 1885 waterfront building and advertises that is has Digby’s best waterfront view because it is directly across the street from the Annapolis Basin. There are eleven rooms, many with private bath. Our room was one of the largest and was on the second floor. It had two double beds, table and chairs and a TV with remote control. An extra, much appreciated, feature was the folding suitcase stands so that we didn’t have to pile luggage on top of the table or beds. The 4 piece ensuite bathroom was almost as large as the bedroom. Our room was starting to show its age with paint chipped baseboards and old doors that were a bit hard to close but otherwise the...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2002

Bayside Inn Bed & Breakfast
115 Montague Row
Digby, Nova Scotia
(902) 245 2247

Captains Cabin 1996 Ltd

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Restaurant | "Captain's Cabin Restaurant"

Captains Cabin 1996 Ltd Photo, Digby, Nova Scotia
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When in Digby, seafood is a must, especially scallops caught by the local fleet. We picked The Captains Cabin located near the harbour because of the cartoons painted on the side of their building. Pigs sunbathing represented grilled pork chops and a tuxedo clad clam between two sexily dressed fries was clams and chips. Inside, the decor was very rustic with wooden tables and benches. Our server’s name tag read "Porcupine". When we asked about it, she said it was because of her spiky hair. This wacky humour intrigued us enough that we decided to give the restaurant a try.As well as seafood like salmon, halibut, lobster and clams, the menu listed pork chops (remember the cartoon), chicke...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 4, 2002

Captains Cabin 1996 Ltd
2 Birch Street
Digby, Nova Scotia B0V 1A0
(902) 245-4868

Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Restaurant | "Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub"

Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub Photo, Digby, Nova Scotia
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Yarmouth is about an hour’s drive by highway from Digby and it’s a busy place because of the ferries that arrive several times a day from Maine. We wandered along the waterfront and stopped for lunch at Rudders.This large restaurant is located in an 1867 building that was used as harbour offices at one time. The decor is rustic with wooden planked floors and large exposed ceiling beams. There are lots of windows overlooking the water and the walls are decorated with fishing and Maritime memorabilia. The large bar has a good selection of beer, including their own home brew. It was too early in the season for the large outdoor patio to be open but it looked like a great place to soak u...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 4, 2002

Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
96 Water Street
Digby, Nova Scotia
(902) 742-7311

Digby Neck & Islands Scenic Drive

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Digby Neck Photo, Digby, Nova Scotia
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Northwest of Digby is a long narrow ribbon of land called Digby Neck. It is bordered by St. Mary’s Bay on one side and the Bay of Fundy on the other. At the end of the ribbon are two small islands, Long Island and Brier Island and both are reached via a short ferry trip. Digby Neck bills itself as Nova Scotia’s premier ecotourism destination and guided nature hikes and whale and seabird watching cruises are plentiful. The area is located on a major migration route for many different birds and during the spring and fall it is filled with bird watchers from around the world. The complete route from Digby to Westport on Brier Island takes less than two hours but we weren’t in any hurry and st...Read More

About the Writer

Re Carroll

Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia