WALKING ON THE OCEAN FLOOR IN THE BAY OF FUNDY
A quiet night in the Antigonish Nova Scotia parking lot. With only a couple weeks behind us we have reached a crossroads in our travels. After discussing priorities and options over coffee this morning we have made further changes to our travel plans. Checking the weather we saw rain forecast for the next 4 days over parts of Nova Scotia. Neither one of us wanted to spend any more time sitting out rainy days in the Motorhome plus something else has come up that may head us home earlier than originally planned. I can maybe tell you about that at a later depending on how it turns out. The decision also boiled down to ‘how would we feel about leaving Antigonish and heading for Halifax and points south of there or how would we feel about heading south to Digby and moving steadily closer to home. We both felt better about the second option so about 9 o’clock this morning we climbed ourselves aboard highway 104 and set our sites on Digby Nova Scotia. We’ll not be doing the Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Liverpool, and Yarmouth route. Tuesday morning we’ll be boarding the Digby Ferry at 11 a.m. for St. John New Brunswick.
KELLY PHOTOGRAPHS A FEW SPRUCE BURLS TODAY AT A PLACE CALLED ‘BURNTCOAT PARK’
We were lucky to have a good driving day. It was a mixture of Sun and cloud as we we took highway 104 to Truro NS then swung East on 102 for aways before getting off at Brookfield onto highway 289. Followed this narrow winding road to highway 215 also narrow with lots of twists and turns. Pretty countryside with hills and dales, pastoral scenes, apple orchards, and old wooden buildings. Seeing corn fields reminded me of back home around Bayfield.
OUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE BAY OF FUNDAY
It was along the scenic 215 route following the Bay of Fundy’s western shore line that we happened upon a sign with a lighthouse symbol saying Burntcoat Head Park so we turned down a bumpy road heading that way. What a nice find this was and we were surprised at the number of people there. We were also about to begin learning of the world famous Fundy Tides.
A NICE SETTING HERE AT BURNT COAT
LOOKING OUT TO THE BAY OF FUNDY
KELLY’S BLACKBERRY PHOTO ON LEFT
From Burntcoat we continued along the winding coastal road through little places with names but hardly anything there. Maybe a couple houses and a cow. We joined highway 101 at a place called Three Mile Plains. How nice to be back on a 4 lane highway with strait stretches of smoooooth road for miles at a time. Must say 4 hours of winding roads about had me worn to a frazzle with a sharp pain in my lower neck, yet I enjoyed the peace and serenity of the calming countryside. For sure I wasn’t born to be a farmer but for sure I was born to live quietly somewhere in the country.
WHEN THE TIDE COMES IN IT RISES ONE INCH A MINUTE
IT’S PHEEBS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR
A POPULAR PLACE FOR TOUR GROUPS
CAN YOU SEE WHERE STONE STEPS HAVE BEEN CUT INTO THE ROCK?
We were both glad to finally see the turn off for Digby Nova Scotia late this afternoon. We did try to find us the original location of painter Maude Lewis’s (Maudie) house but it was the end of a long driving day and with a big honkin Motorhome in Digby’s afternoon Fireball 500 5 o’clock rush I just ran out of patience trying to find it. We do think we drove by the Memorial site though. Both Kelly and I really enjoyed the movie about her lif and you can see a preview of it Here.
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE FUNDY TIDE SPANS 54 FEET
We again luckily stumbled upon a Walmart for the night which for Kelly was right beside a big Atlantic Super Store where she pick up a cooked Lobster and some PEI muscles. She ate the Lobster for supper saying it tasted good. I’m hoping she doesn’t decide to eat the muscles before we get home or I might have to hastily vacate the Motorhome!!
HARD TO BELIEVE JUST 6 HOURS AFTER TAKING THIS PHOTO THE SPOT I’M STANDING WILL BE UNDERWATER
GROANER’S CORNER:(( It was three o'clock in the morning, and the receptionist at a posh hotel was just dozing off, when a little old lady came running towards her, screaming. "Please come quickly," she yelled, "I just saw a naked man outside my window!" The receptionist immediately rushed up to the old lady's room. "Where is he?" asked the receptionist. "He's over there," replied the little old lady, pointing to an apartment building opposite the hotel. The receptionist looked over and could see a man with no shirt on, moving around his apartment. "It's probably a man who's getting ready to go to bed," she said reassuringly. "And how do you know he's naked, you can only see him from the waist up?" "The dresser, honey!" screamed the old lady. "Try standing on the dresser!"
You might be a redneck if...
- Your dad is also your favorite uncle.
- Your classes at school were cancelled because the path to the restroom was flooded.
- During your senior year you and your mother had homeroom together.
- You're a lite beer drinker, because you start drinking when it gets light.
- On your first date you had to ask your Dad to borrow the keys to the tractor.
- Your parakeet knows the phrase "Open up, Police!"
- In tough situations you ask yourself, "What would Curly do?"
- Taking your wife on a cruise means circling the Dairy Queen.
At the urging of his doctor, Bill moved to Texas. After settling in, he met a neighbor who was also an older man. “Say, is this really a healthy place?” “It sure is,” the man replied. “When I first arrived here I couldn't say one word. I had hardly any hair on my head. I didn't have the strength to walk across a room and I had to be lifted out of bed.” “That's wonderful!” said Bill. “How long have you been here?” “I was born here.”