Canada · 14 Days · 16 Moments · August 2017

Carol's adventure in Maritimes, Canada


19 August 2017

Aug 17/17 -

18 August 2017

Aug 16/17 - in Halifax at Cambridge Suites Hotel. Toured the Citadel Hill/ Fort George. Students working in period garb. Fired a gun and the 12 noon canon. Walked to the harbour. Found a Gahan Bar and Restaurant for lunch of mussels. Toured the harbour area land and water on a vehicle made to travel on both. Had supper at Durty Nellie's. Shepherd's pie so yummy.

17 August 2017

Aug 15/17 - up early to sight see as much as possible in Lunenburg as possible before we had to head to Halifax. We booked a sail boat ride around the bay and saw some porpoise and Deb took a turn steering the ship. The captain Merle and crew Dave were really informative. The pic on the Canadian $100 bill is Lunenburg harbour.
Aug 14/17 - travelled to Lunenburg via Shelburne. We pulled into a small white sand beach at Sable Island Cove and spent an hour walking the little beach that had silver sparkly sand. Not sure why or what the sparkles are from. 5 of the tall ships were docked in Shelburne. We were able to board Europe for a tour on the ship. They are beautiful ships. Europe was built in 1911 and has sailed all over the world including Antarctica. We also toured to find "the secret whitesand torquoise water beach". Almost thought we were in the Caribbean then we stepped into the wster. Brrrr. We stayed in Smugglers Cove in Lunenburg. We spent the evening walking about Lunenburg streets and wharf. We went for supper to Grand Banks Bar and Restaurant. While waiting for a table at the bar we met a couple from Ottawa. Bruce and Cheryl were so kind to invite us to join them for supper. We did and shared stories and had great food and lots of laughs. He is RCMP and she is a dental nurse.
We walked around Halifax, toured Pier 21 and did some shopping. I was able to get a copy of the ship passenger list thst Gram and Grampa Edgington came to Canada on after WW1. They couldn't find grampa's name on the list although it should've been on bc they supposedly travelled with the bride's after WW1 but not at the end of WW2. We had beer and pizza at the Garrison. Another beautiful day.
Aug 13/17 - Today was a rainy and foggy morning so we cancelled our plan to travel down the Digby Neck. We decided to go to Annapolis Royal and tour some forts and take in some history.

16 August 2017

Aug12/17 - travelled to St John NB to board the ferry to Digby NS. Rainy morning. Digby Scallop Festival was on. We booked into Harmony B&B. Really nice room and people. We walked through all the displays and vendors then went to Fundy Restaurant. Live band on stage....not too bad some songs were good. We stayed and listened as long as we could bare. Someone set off a couple of fireworks.

15 August 2017

Aug 11/17 - real foggy this a.m. in Alma so we decided to have a down day to do laundry and relax after a breakfast of sticky buns on the picnic table outside of Kelly's Bakery. Went to the beautiful Fundy National Park. Took subs from Kelly's Bakery. Went swimming in the large salt water out door pool. It was relaxing and refreshing. Deb had a snooze in the anderack chair on the pool deck. Supper was at Alma Lobster. Live lobster, corn on the cob, coleslaw and mussels. The best so far. Headed to the Holy Whale for night cap. Irish Coffee yummy!

11 August 2017

Aug 10/17 - on our way to Hopewell Rocks and Alma via Moncton. A beautiful sunny day. Took time to visit Magnetic Hill Zoo. Lots of space for the animals encaged there. Aurora Leopards and tigers are endangered. The country side is slightly mountainous making the drive hilly and curved along with a lot of construction zones closest to Moncton (like Regina almost).Hopewell Rocks is facinating. We spent all afternoon evening watching the high tide transition to low then walked on the ocean floor for approx 1 hour. We were so enthralled we stayed as long as we could.
Aug 9/17 - left PEI drove across along and stopped at one of the red beaches collected shells and sea glass and of course a sand sample then Confederation Bridge to Shediac. The bridge toll was $46.50. We gave up our plan to spend on Parlee Beach bc the stink was so bad we couldn't stand it. We went to the local Coop and liquor store. We got some beer (Gahan Blueberry Ale) and munchies and spent the rest of afternoon on the upper deck of the Gabriel Auberge Inn where we stayed. We visited with a couple from Montreal. We had a great Lobster Feast in the restaurant attached to the Inn...outstanding with a one man band singing throughout the evening. Point to note...the traffic was bumper to bumper both ways down the one through street in this town of a few hundred. It took a long time to get anywhere. If you left that street lord help you to get back on unless you were at an intersection w lights! Apparently they are working on adding some new streets.
Aug 8/17 - raining cats and dogs all day. Dampened our plans for a beach day at the Singing Sands, Basin Head. Drove up there despite rain. Visited 2 light houses Bear Point and another. Museum of light house at Bear Point really interesting and well done. Cost $6.00 each. Walked for about an hour in the rain on the Singing Sands beach in the rain so no singing for the sand. The beach is beautiful (collected a sand sample). Some young adults went swimming just cuz they could. Supper at Brackish then to Gahan Brewery for their fabulous Blueberry Ale then wound up the night at The Olde Dublin Pub. GUINNESS, the entertainers, drove us through thick fog to our Inn bc we would have no cab service for 1 hour. They would not take any cash. We had bought a cd each so felt less indebted.

8 August 2017

Aug 7/17 - took a cab to Ole Dublin Bar and Restaurant for beers, seafood chowder w bread and live entertainment by a trio from Charlottetown. Yes bought a cd...cab from our hotel $8.22 plus $1.00 bc we were 2 passengers. So cheap about a 15 minute trip.

7 August 2017

Aug 7/17 - a beautiful sunny breezy day. We drove to the noth shore to see sights and spend time on several of the beautiful ( referred to as white sand beaches that looked red to us) beaches. Too cold for us to swim so we walked many miles looking for sea glass and shells. We visited Dalvay BB. Originally the summer home of a Cincinnati oil guy. Walked the beaches of the PEI National park and missed getting to see the rock formations at the end of Thunder Cover Rd bc the tide was too high already (can only reach them on the beach when low tide bc private property). Had lunch at the in Cavendish. Seafood platter was delicious. We avoided Green Gables bc we were not interested in it and it looked over run with tourists. We stopped at an oyster barn on Malepaque Bay. Yes sold the famous malepaque oysters. Driving through the countryside beautiful. Keep their yards and all other areas clean and neat as a pin. We saw no garbage laying around or on the beaches. Potato crops look good!
Aug 6/17 - Poured rain through the night and just about all a.m. Everyone says they really needed the rain here. We changed rooms bc our assigned room smelled musty. Went down town and walked around in the afternoon. Brackish - closed. Went to Peaks Quay for lunch Cows for ice cream. Bought some souveniers. Got a call there was a cancellation at Michael Smith's The Inn at Fortune Bay...drove about 50 minutes to go for the "feast" all cooked on a wood fire. Great food fresh herbs and vegetables from their garden but way too much. I got a food baby!

5 August 2017

Aug 5/17: We had supper and beverage in the Uptown Lounge at our motel. Fish Chowder with a homemade biscuit and potato skins. Went to liquor store and bought some beer and vodka to enjoy while watching the RR PLAY BC. BAD GAME. So tired after little sleep for 36 hrs. Showered and went to bed.
Aug 5/17 - West Jet safely landed at Charlottetown airport at approximately 6:05 p.m. It was hot and muggy evening.