A Touring Day

Yesterday was a quiet day, we didn’t do much but went into Charlottetown in the afternoon as the pantry badly needed restocking.

We have gone three weeks without a TV but John decided if we were going to be here for over a week a TV would be nice so that was also on the shopping agenda. I was talking to Leonard in the morning and as well as owning and running this park he and Michael work at Sears, and Leonard mentioned that they had a couple of good sales on TV’s so that was where we went. We got a nice 22” LG LED TV at a good price and it has a great picture so we are pleased.

Today was a gorgeous day so we decided to drive to the east end of the island. We drove as far as Souris, a very pretty town on the Strait of Northumberland, but decided there wasn’t a lot more to see so at the end of the island so that was as far as we went.

We had lunch in Souris, a yummy bowl of clam chowder and watched the ferry come in from Isle de la Madeline, a 134 km trip. There were a lot of vehicles that came off and we were surprised at the number of RV’s that came off and were waiting to go over as it would be a very expensive trip and like Newfoundland there is only one way over and one way back.


Looking Across Harbour at Souris

Historical Souris Lighthouse

We then headed back and took some of the scenic roads but there is nothing scenic until you get to the small town at the end of the road if it is on the water. We stopped in Montague for a bit, a pretty town with a pretty harbor, then home from there. It was a nice day and we thought it would be good to get it done before the weekend traffic starts and when the weather was so great as tomorrow it is supposed to rain.


Leonard is planning on having a happy hour tomorrow night with a couple of other Airstream owners here in the park so that should be interesting, hopefully it won’t be raining then!

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

Annapolis Royal to PEI

Today was decision time, with next weekend being the long weekend we had to decide where we wanted to spend it as by Friday night we knew we wouldn’t be able to find a site very easily. After discussion we decided to go back to Prince Edward Island until after the long weekend so today was a travel day from Annapolis Royal back to Bayside Campground on PEI. Thankfully when you are travelling around plans are usually made in jello and easily changed, as when we left here we had no thoughts of returning until hopefully next summer.

The park here is busier than it was but it is still nice and quiet, a welcome change from Nova Scotia.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

Annapolis Royal

Today was a hot sunny day, the warmest day we have had in a long time but actually too hot for my liking.

We headed out this morning and drove to Port Royal where Champlain landed in 1609.

After walking around there we went back to Annapolis Royal, found a parking spot and walked around. We were surprised at how quiet it was, we had expected it to be much busier, especially for a Saturday.

Looking Across the River at Annapolis Royal

We toured the second oldest house in North America and they had cut out the walls so you could see it the actual construction of houses in those day, very interesting. After wandering the main street we stopped for lunch at a little café and by then I had had enough – time to head home as the heat was getting the better of me.

The park we were in was very quiet until yesterday when the weekenders started to arrive, unfortunately we have the Beverley Hillbillies on one side and Samson and son on the other. We won’t be sorry to leave in the morning, unfortunately we have found Nova Scotia campgrounds to be a lot like Ontario ones – overpriced and not great! This park advertised wi-fi and the owner told us if we couldn’t get it at our site we could get it at the office, well was he pipe dreaming as we couldn’t even get a good connection there.

Tonight it started to rain about 7:30 so slowed down the noise and fires.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.

Touring Annapolis Valley

Today was another overcast day for most of the day but it did clear off about 4:30, fortunately we didn’t have much rain, just a couple of drizzles and the temperature was in the low 20’s, so not too bad.

This morning we went to the café here at the park for breaksfast and had their special that was very good. Also got on the wi-fi while there so got caught up with the blog, news etc.

After breakfast we crossed over McKenzie Mountain to the Bay of Fundy and drove along the bay till the end of the road, then had to turn around and retrace our steps. We then drove to Digby via the scenic route, Hwy. 1, toured around Digby then drove out to Lighthouse Road to Prims Point. We saw Prims Light Station – another lighthouse in a sad state of repair but still a working lighthouse and from there we watched the St. John/Digby ferry, Princess Acadia, come into port. Then it was off for a drive along the spit of land going out of Digby that looked like it might be a scenic drive but like most of the scenic drives here it was mostly forest. When we got to Digby Neck/Sandy Cove we turned around and headed back but that was the prettiest part of the drive.

Views from Prims Point

Digby Neck

Coming back in to Annapolis Royal there was an outdoor store that John thought looked interesting so we stopped and wandered through there – lots of guns, ammunition and anything hunting that you could possibly want but not my cup of tea.

We came back to the trailer and watched the weekenders roll in, sure not like the 55+ parks in the sunny southwest! Oh well, as long as they are reasonably quiet and don’t party all night it won’t be a problem.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another great day tomorrow.