Well we made it back by ferry to Nova Scotia, drove for about 5 hours to the South Shore, and settled in for a couple of days. Our first stop was Peggy's Cove. This is said to be the most photographed spot in Canada and I can see why. It remains an active small fishing harbor but attracts tons of tourists and it is a beautiful site.
Next we traveled over to Halls Harbor. I anticipated it being a town, but to my surprise, it is a small harbor that has about 6 commercial fishing boats and a few recreational boats. There are two tourists shops and one restaurant. That's it!!!!!!
The restaurant is Halls Harbor Lobster Pound. We enjoyed some fresh scallops and some great lobster mac and cheese. They ship lobster all over the world.
The neat thing about this harbor is that it goes "dry" twice a day. At low tide, there is no water in the harbor. At high tide, the boats can go out. Check out the pictures.
This is the fact of the day. When they started fishing these waters in the 1700's, they were commercially fishing for salmon. Salmon could be processed a number of ways and stored for long periods of time. This was huge, since their catch was sent back to Europe. During that period, the waters around Nova Scotia were packed with lobster, but there was no market for them. They were so plentiful, you could walk out on the ocean and bay floors during low tide and just pick them up. Since they couldn't be processed and shipped to Europe, they had little to no value. They were used to feed slaves and the very poor people of that age. That all changed over a couple of centuries.
HURRICANE DORIAN APPROACHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who would have thought we would be bothered by a hurricane in Nova Scotia!!!
As I write this post, it is Friday evening on September 6. We have moved to Truro NS because we were able to find an RV Park that had open lots with no tree cover, and it is high and dry. For all practical purposes the island is in the process of closing down. We just stopped at the store and they were out of bread, water, and the typical hurricane supplies. I thought it might be a good idea to top of the gas tank, but naturally, the station was out of gas. Oh well!!!
The storm is supposed to reach us about noon tomorrow with winds around 60 to 80. We have seen worse, but we never rode out a storm in a 35 foot tin can. We aren't really worried, and I'm sure we will be fine.
We had a couple extra hours so we drove into Truro to see the Tidal Bore. It wasn't that outstanding but still pretty cool. When the storm passes we will go over to Maitland to see the big one. If you didn't know, a tidal bore is when the incoming tide overtakes the current of rivers and actually reverses the flow of the river for some time. It basically comes up the river like a wave. Nova Scotia in the Bay of Fundy, has the highest tides ever reported in the world. The highest is 53'. In the next few days we will be visiting some of these tidal locations.
That's it for now!!!!