Sunday, August 07, 2011

Saturday 6th August 2011….welcome to Nova Scotia!!!!

I know I am a day late but no Internet last night it is now 4pm Sunday afternoon and I am outside the library…so will post this now then come back here tonight and post about today’s adventure you DO NOT want to miss my morning show this morning!!!!

I said my goodbyes and thanks to Karyn last night and was on the road by 8am I intended to catch the 9.30am ferry over to Pictou, Nova Scotia…I was cutting it tight but arrived at the ferry terminal at 9.15am paid my 92 dollars and almost boarded the ship right away!!

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It was a 75 minute crossing that was sunny and warm..

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As soon off the ship here I am my very first time in

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Had to laugh at all the McDonald’s signs

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After a short drive I was on the island of

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Some scenes along the way…this lady is popular in Mexico!!!!

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I stopped in at a Visitors service centre and the staff were so great took lots of books and went out to Ramona and decided I would have my dinner mid afternoon and make some decisions.

Thanks Aunt Doll for a lovely turkey dinner I told you I would wait till I got to NS before I ate the dinner you so kindly froze for me…it was really good.

The thing I had to decide was my route do I tour NS first then go up to Newfoundland or do the reverse…I took into consideration the time of year and the forecasts and decided I would take the ferry over to NF first so I called the ferry company and made a reservation for this Monday at 10.45pm it is a 14 hour ferry ride!!!!  The cost was 415 dollars which I think is a great rate when I took a similar ferry last year from the Island to Prince Rupert the cost was over 800 dollars.

So now I decided that I had to choose my next destination so I chose to come to visit the historic fort at Fort Louisbourg which is only about 45 minutes from Sydney where the ferry leaves from.

Very beautiful scenery on the peninsular

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This is the first sign you come across on the trail head!!!

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The second thing you come across

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Me and my big stick!!!!

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The trail is quite a bit longer  than the sign says and really beautiful!!

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It was a great hike and the parking lot looked like a great place for the night!!!

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aug6 059Fishing boat going past the fort I will tour in the morning!!

aug6 060I don’t think you would catch me in the fishing boat and definitely not the sail boat!!!!

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Just couldn’t get the angle right to have the sun at the top of the lighthouse!!

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The route today 250 miles!!!

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Well my first impression of NS is a good one I think I have lots of great days ahead!!!

Showered, had some fruits and now time for tea and a movie!!  OK OK and some cookies!!!

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