Joe & Marcia - Road Trip to the Canadian Maritimes travel blog


We headed west on TCH 1. Cornwall has hills, forests, excavated red rock, and huge cairns of those rocks; someone with a crane must have a sense of humor. It began to rain.

Tolls for the Confederation Bridge are paid once, when you leave the island/province; it was $45 for the truck and $7.50 for each axle of the fifth wheel. There were gusty winds as we crossed over whitecaps on the Northumberland Strait. We re-entered New Brunswick and almost immediately left again, reaching Nova Scotia. “Honey Bee Importation Prohibited” – there must be a story there.

Signs let us know that Highway 104 is the Miners’ Memorial Highway, we passed through the land of the Mi’kmaq, and 102 is Veterans’ Memorial Highway. The moderate precipitation became a driving rain and visibility was poor for a while as we approached the Halifax metro area.

From a parking lot we phoned nearby campgrounds; none of those we contacted had any sites available, so we left the area, heading west to the south shore area which had been recommended by another camper for its scenery.

The sun came out as we headed west on Highway 103, which is heavily wooded with some waterways but only occasional peeks of the ocean. Fisherman’s Cove Campground is in Hunt Point, NS. It’s tiny (only 23 RV sites plus some campsites), dated, and in a clearing on a hill with some ocean view and sound of the surf.

It was a longer driving day than anticipated, but good to have a site, see the sun, have some supper and relax.



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