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Brier Island versus Digby (or Annapolis Royal)

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Some of you might remember I was supposed to take my mom (who is almost 80) to see the Bay of Fundy last summer (something she's wanted to do for several years). The trip got postponed because she fell ill a month before the departure date. It's back on for this summer, so here's the question:

Is staying on Brier Island and taking a whale watch cruise from there worth the extra time it takes to get out there, as opposed to taking a cruise from Digby (and staying in Digby or Annapolis Royal) instead?

Right now we plan to spend the night on Brier Island and do the whale watch from there the next day. I've heard the whale watching is better from Brier Island than from Digby (if only because you spend less time getting to the whales and more time actually watching). But I've started wondering if it is enough better (along with the general experience of being out on the island) to justify the time it takes to drive out to Brier Island and back.

Mapping programs says it is 2 hours (or more) each way from Digby. That's 4+ hours that could be spent at the tidal power station, the gardens in Annapolis Royal, and such.

Of course, the whole purpose of this trip is a Bay of Fundy Experience, so I want it to be as good as it can be for Mom. (We'll also be visiting places like Hall's Harbour, Burntcoat Head, and Parrsboro, along with Hopewell Cape and Fundy National Park in New Brunswick.)

Thanks for any advice you can offer!

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