Trip Start Jul 22, 2006
6Trip End Aug 05, 2006
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The first day was spent venturing through Mahone Bay....OK, it was only a couple of hours. You don't need more to see the whole town. It's a nice town, very quaint (so I have been ordered to write). There are a lot of nice artsy shops for all you crazy girls out there!
Our second day was spent in Lunenburg...and our third one was too
Our second day was spent going "whale watching". Lunenburg Whale Watching Tours didn't find whales for over a 24 hour period when I went. Seeing a whale seems like an event that they advertise instead of the norm. You can see pretty much the same things on the $15 Lobsterman tours. Actually, we crossed paths on our tour, and they got closer to the seals and stayed longer (I know, seals, but we paid for whales). Now, for $102 + change, which was more expensive than the fishing, we went out in a boat to see a total of five seals and twelve puffins that were more than 100 meters away. Now, I personally saw two dolphins, but nobody else saw them. I felt bad for the kids on the boat who had been promised whales. The captain, fearing mutiny, took advantage of us seeing the Bluenose II in full sail. Um...I thought we paid to see whales and not schooners. Wh-al-es.....sc..hooo..ners. Um, even a "hooked-on-phonics" kid knows the difference between the two words. You know you are in a pretty darn pathetic whale watching tour when you witness a mother telling her disappointed little boy that the Bluenose II is actually a cool new type of whale. The tour was total crap. It sucked ass. Yes, that is a strong statement, but I wanted stronger but was afraid of censorship. It sucked ass!!!!!!
After a full pitcher of beer to myself and a fantastic chocolate ice cream cone I felt mildly sedated. But it still sucked ass!
For two nights we ate at the Fish Factory
The thing I can't recommend in Mahone Bay is the breakfast. I really learned that you just shouldn't have retired people both running a restaurant and waiting tables at the same time. We spent 45 minutes from the time that our order was taken to the time that I freaked out and left the restaurant. OK, I just had a freak attack. I thought Lil only left two dollars, of which I was against, but she just told me that she left four dollars on the table. We won't be talking for some time now. Seriously, though, 45 minutes for a three-item breakfast menu. Here it is, two eggs with toast, two eggs with toast and ham, or three eggs with toast ham and home fries. How freakin' hard is it?!?!?!? Damn it, neither the octogenarian waitress or owner could figure it out! Nobody got any food except for the last couple of people who arrived. Short-term memory loss, anyone?!?!?!?!
Just grab a bagel and a coffee at Tim Hortons and be sane.