Along with the spaghetti that evening, I served a salad and French bread. For me, that latter is essential. I spread each partially attached slice with garlic butter before heating it in the oven. Spaghetti is not that easy to eat, so bibs were the order of the day.
My sister Carol was visiting me from the U.S.A., so the following day she and I drove to Hall's Harbour, a delightful small village north of Kentville, directly on the Bay of Fundy. That day the tide was out as usually seems to be the case whenever I visit it. It was also foggy, as is sometimes the case. The restaurant there is basic but has indoor and outdoor seating.
Fresh lobster is available: to eat there or to take home. A small store is located beside the restaurant where one can buy souvenirs, including plastic lobster bibs, which we both bought. Sometimes hard to find unless in a tourist area. They are almost a necessity when eating your own whole lobster with juice running down from it as you break it apart. They are also perfect to wear when eating spaghetti, which we did the night before, as I had a few that I had saved.
Below, boats moored on dry shore until the tide comes in; the restaurant with my sister Carol in the forefground; lobster traps below right
The Bay of Fundy stretches for about 270 kilometers between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, two of the Canadian provinces bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It has the highest tides in the world, with 160 billion tonnes of sea water flowing in and out of the Bay each day. That water is very cold so one wouldn't last long if falling into it from a boat. Many fishermen have lost their lives during fierce storms in the Bay of Fundy. But, a positive note: because of the cold water, some of the best scallops and lobster in the world comes from it. As well, some beautiful stones can be found along the rocky shore if one wishes to look for them.
From Hampton we headed along that coastline for a time before driving back down the mountain and into Annapolis Royal, Canada's oldest town. It dates back to 1605. I have written several times on my blog about this lovely town .
The house on the left is one of the oldest in town.