Nova Scotia

One of the locals checking me out on a recent drive around Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia, Canada - Near Digby, the scallop capitol of the world.   Tides rise and fall 33 feet within the Digby Basin (attached to the Bay of Fundy) every day.   This lobster boat has 200 traps that need to be checked daily (rain or shine).

Photographer - Michael H Renaud
Nova Scotia, Canada - near Digby.   This lobster boat is returning home to a small community on Long Island (Tiverton).   The residents only connection with the mainland of Nova Scotia is by ferry.   The residents of Westport (further south on another island) need to take two ferries.
The town of Digby (southwestern Nova Scotia off the Bay of Fundy), also known as the scallop capital of the world. Tides rise and fall 30+ feet twice a day. This shot is at "almost" low tide.
Nova Scotia, Canada.   The town of Digby and one of her 50+ scallop boats.   The tide will rise the boat so that her deck is even with the wharf.   This picture is at half tide.  Most of the fishermen name their boats after their children.
Nova Scotia, Canada.   A scallop boat heads to sea in Digby.   The boat will drag large "doors" along the bottom, stirring up the scallops and catching them in a net behind the boat.   The scallop nets will be dragged aboard and the scallops "shucked" immediately.
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