Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday 29th August 2011…no injuries, no moose but something I haven’t done for years!!!!

Well as my previous short post told you survived the storm that brought quite strong winds but no rain and I left the campground at 10am I could tell that I was feeling a little energy lacking but that is OK!!!

My first stop was Bay St.Lawrence again another very small community…

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I was heading for Meat Cove

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and I had a decision to make…

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There is a campground there that I have read about and my friend’s Ruth and Kevin were there a couple of months ago and told me the sites were mainly for tents, no services, quite uneven and 25 dollars….so as Ramona was newly washed and with the above facts I decided against taking her on the road so turned around and tried to find somewhere to stay and go visit Meat Cove on Bonita.

After I turned around and drove just a couple of minutes I saw a man at the end of his long driveway doing some work so I stopped and he came to the window and I told him was going to go to Meat Cove but decided against it and he said why don’t you stay in my yard for the night…so I did!!!!

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So here I am safe and tucked away and off I went on Bonita to Meat Cove…..the drive was very scenic and it is so easy to pull off and explore the tiny gravel roads!!

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ahu29 004No idea where this cruise ship was going but it was heading north!!

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the above is the campground…no one there!!

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I had lunch on the beach below the campground!!

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Somebody went to a lot of work!!

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Found this neat church close to Bay St Lawrence

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Driving back to Ramona saw this great beach

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Went back to Ramona and realized that right across from where I was parked was a rough track going down to the above beach…so I grabbed my towel and a drink and off I went…what a great beach!!!

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Rule Britannia!!!!  A free weeks subscription to the blog for the first male reader to spot something else in the photo apart from my towel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There were a few families and little kids enjoying the great beach and I became one of them!!

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So i suppose by now you are wondering what the heading for this post meant..what have I not done for years…..catch the surf in the mighty Atlantic Ocean!!!!

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ahu29 054The hang five or what ever terms surfers use I am a surfer but a couch surfer!!!!

Cannot believe after the storms of last night and the high winds of this morning that at 3pm I would be swimming and sunbathing till 6pm!!!!!

Came back and showered and ate and had a nice chat with my host Lawrence Capstick.  I had to ask him… his name Capstick that is the name on the map and signpost where is the town…he just smiled and told me I was parked right in the middle of town!!!!   His house is the town there is absolutely nothing else!!!

Lawrence was so kind offered me to park behind the barn where I could hook up but told him not necessary and we chatted for over an hour and when I got to my moose story he smiled and said there was a huge moose in the yard last week!!!!

So I think I was a littler extra exerted than I realized from the big hike on Saturday and all the cleaning yesterday afternoon so it was good to kick back and relax today.  I sure enjoyed the swim and how lucky to find such a great host and know I am safe and well for the night!!

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