A Sunday Dinner

Trip Start Jun 12, 2012
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Trip End Oct 18, 2012


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Monday, September 3, 2012

Howdy folks,

Adam and his family got up on Sunday morning to go off to church, so we had a few hours to ourselves to do laundry and plan the upcoming border crossing in a few days. We took a walk back down past the waterfront and had lunch. By the time we came back just after 1pm, they had returned. Adam decided to do some touring around so we drove out to Blue Rocks which are apparently blue at a certain time of year, but were more yellow from the seaweed covering them. Next we drove to Mahones Bay where there were a few shops, but not a whole lot going on. The house prices around this area are pretty affordable with some for less than $100,000, but then again you would have to find a job as well.

We all came home for dinner and Adam's mum cooked a nice baked ham with all the trimmings. It was very filling and we crammed in room for dessert before sitting in the lounge room for the rest of the evening having a chinwag. It was nice to do something normal like sitting down for dinner and having a conversation.

This morning, we got ready and said our goodbyes to the Jewers and left at 9:30am. Today is Labour Day which means that no shops were open except for the usual fast food joints. We stopped in at A&W and got some burgers to go in Bridgewater and jumped on a country road that took us into the heart of Nova Scotia. We stopped off before noon at Kejimkujik National Park where we drove to the lake and rented a canoe and kayak for an hour. It was pretty cheap at $15 and we soon paddled out towards the island and back to the docks at the landing. It was great weather and the water was nice and calm without any mosquitos; just picture perfect.

Back near the Visitor Centre, we stopped at Mill Falls which is supposed to be the largest falls in the park. Having said that, there must be no other falls in the park because it was tiny. It was more of a trickle; I guess it must be more impressive in the Spring. We got back onto the highway before 2pm and headed towards Digby where we had to catch the 4pm ferry. We had planned on camping in the Kedge, but would have needed to get up at 5am to catch the morning ferry which was way too early. We got our ticket and waited an hour before the ferry left. It’s hard to tell how these things will go when you don’t have a reservation, but the ferry wasn’t full. It’s different when you aren’t taking a car.

After 3 hours we arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick where we drove to our motel for the night. We tried to sneak in Steffi, but the owner spotted her (although when she was in the car, he thought she was a dog!). The motel isn’t great, but it’s cheap so we can’t complain. Tomorrow we have to cancel our bank accounts and cross the border into Maine, USA so it will be a bit stressful!
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