It was our last morning in Digby. I woke up extra early and walked along the
giant wharf, past the fish processing plant and the scores of little
boats. Subway, the fast food franchise,
opened by 6AM so I bought a coffee and sipped it while the sun rose through the
clouds and fog on the Bay of Fundy.
It was over a year ago when I started filming the Routes to Your Roots video for the Nova Scotia Archives. The Archives is located at the corner of University Ave. and Robie St., just on the edge of Dalhousie campus. The NS Archives is the largest archives in the province boasting more than 1.8 Km of textual records. It's also a fascinating building with vault after vault of historical treasures.
Filming the Routes to Your Roots videos allowed me the privilege of seeing some of Nova Scotia's most important relics. I've seen Mi'kmaq contracts written on sheep skin, Acadian land grants, slavery documents and more than I could ever possibly realize. I've seen Joseph Howe's signature countless times and thousands upon thousands of great photographs. There were paintings, drawings, designs and maps. Also: school books, written histories, shipping lists and hundreds of years of census records. History is the accumulation of everything so there's certainly something for you at the archives.
Cape Split - Five Island Park - Cape d'Or - Cape Chignecto - Joggins Fossil Cliffs - Balmoral Grist Mill - Sutherland Steam Mill - Tatamagouche - Cape George & Anchors Above Ziplining
Time seems to rush by and we had to leave Keji after some more hikes and landed up at Cape Split where we met some 'old' hiking friends to hike to the tip of the cape. Unfortunately I lost my "be prepared" camera at this trail a Canon IXSUS 70, so go for a hike and if you find my camera feel free to send it back to me...