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see Advocate harbour without kayaking?

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see Advocate harbour without kayaking?

It's exciting to read about kayaking opportunties in this part of Bay of Fundy. However, I won't have a chance to get my wife into kayaking. What is the best way to see Advocate Harbour area without kayaking?

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Heading to Advocate from Halifax or Digby you will take the #2 on a scenic drive through places like Five Islands, where you may want to stop. Then at Parrsboro you get onto the 209 and this is where the drive gets interesting, especially once you get to Port Greville. When you see a sign for Spencer's Island take a drive down the hill to take in the beach and lighthouse. (Maybe a ice cream at the Beach Cafe) Your only 5 minutes from Advocate here.

You would want to find out the tide times for the day you are coming. They are specific to the area you are in so the high tide in Digby is not going to be the same high tide time in Advocate. Let me know the date and I can give you the tide times for that day in the Advocate area. They also change in hieght each day. A couple days after a New or Full moon they will be at thier highest. If you stay overnight you wont have any problem seeing both the high and low tides. If you are arriving at a incoming tide, as you are driving into Advocate you will see a sign for the "Cape d'Or scenic area". Turn up the gravel road to Cape d'Or. Part way up you will see a spot on the left with a view of the water and a small area to park. If you park there is a short path to the beach to Horseshoe Cove, a wonderful crescent of beach where you can search for semiprecious stones or just sit and take in the beauty around you. You may have it to yourself. After continue to the end of the road and you will come to a parking area with a viewing point and some short trails with interpretive panels. Awesome photos here and you can walk down to the lighthouse and restaurant where you can wander around and take in the Dory Rips, the best to see around 2 hours before the high tide. Its a good place to grab something to eat in one of the most picturesque spots in the province.

Then you can continue back the way you came and you will come to the tidal harbour with its fishing boats. Try to time it with the high tide, good place for some photos. A hundred yards past there is the Wild Caraway for some of the best food yo will find in Nova Scotia. From there if you like to walk there are so many options I cant really list them all unless you wil be there for days. But a highlight would be to go to the Eatonville Entrance to Cape Chignecto Park and do the easy walks on the escarpment overlooking the bay and places like the Three Sisters. On the way there or back down you will pass Spicer's Cove, a good place to search for fossils. Its also a good place to relax for a while. If you get there early you often see deer and bear around Spicers. If you were at the Harbour at high tide, if you come back 6 hours later the boats will have gone from the top of the wharf to settle on the bottom of the harbour - you can view a time-lapse of this at one of the websites about Advocate. Another short walk worth taking is down to Red Rocks at the main entrance to the park or do the McGahey loop trail, which takes a bit of energy to get to the top of the escarpment for the great views, but on your way back you can take the beach. Remember to take a deep breath and slow down before coming into Advocate, you will be stepping back in time to a simpler, more relaxed lifestyle than most are accustomed to!

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2. Re: see Advocate harbour without kayaking?

stay at the Driftwood Retreat. Right on the bay of Fundy. The place was so romantic, bon-fires on the beach. Go to the light house and have lunch. Go for hikes. Kayaking was 1 1/2 hours just one way. Hubby and I lovd it, but it was difficult, our arms were ready to fall off. Our group and guide were the best. Helped us out. Stars at night were the brighest! Have a great time on your vacation.

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