Clam Digging on the Bay of Fundy

Lucky me, I was the guest of Fundy Adventures in Gulliver’s Cove. Wanda and Calvin Van Tassel were our hosts, along with Terry Lee Wilkins aka “The Clammer”.

On the Bay of Fundy with "The Clammer"

Fundy Adventures Clam Digging

Educated and eager with clam hacks and buckets ready we headed to the flats to dig for our dinner.

Dinner!

We soon learned to recognize the right size holes in the sand, how to prep for the dig and the final scoop and grab.

There is magic that happens when you spend a couple of hours at the beach with a great bunch of people and you bring home the clams! Or eat them on the beach!

Lobsters & Leaves

Lobster

An October day in Halls Harbour

You suddenly find yourself faced with nothing but cliffs and water, and the road turns almost completely back on itself and you wonder how you arrived here, at the edge of the Nova Scotia.

Halls Harbour is on the Bay of Fundy, just 15 minutes north of Kentville on Highway 359, less than 2 hours from Halifax.

100 billion tonnes of seawater in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice a day has created a legacy of foods that define Nova Scotia, and we were ready to indulge in a few.  

There is something earthy and exciting about eating freshly cooked lobster on a wharf, while watching the boats that landed your meal. Halls Harbour Lobster Pound was that place. http://www.novascotiawebcams.ca/hallsharbour/#

All tucked in, we drive west of the Lobster Pound and follow the first dirt road on the right,  Simpson Road and drive until we take the next right, finding ourselves on a well-travelled road lined with cottages. As we continue to drive toward the water we notice on our left cottages that look like we have landed in a faerie tale.These are the Charles MacDonald concrete cottages. http://www.concretehouse.ca/uncommon/BlueCottage.pdf

When we leave Halls Harbour, we drove along the picture perfect back roads, without a plan other than to head towards Halifax and catch the drama of the leaves on our cameras. Photo opportunites were along every road and turn, with endless views and hues.

Meandering through the backroads led us to Foxhill Cheese House, where we stocked up on cheese curds and gouda.

The pumpkins we bought along the roadside we named Jack.

 *Halls Harbour Lobster Pound closes October 11th for the season.