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Published: September 17th 2019
So, I know its been a while, but we had lousy internet for 3 days and I couldn't get anything out.
We are still in Nova Scotia. Tomorrow we drive into New Brunswick. When we flew from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia I got a good view of the country. It is heavily wooded and has hundreds of lakes. On the ground there is no way you could go for a walk in the woods because it is so thick. Also there are hundreds of coves along the coast. Some are a hundred yards deep and others go on for up to a mile.
We left Lunenburg on Thursday and stopped off at Blue Rock Cove. Its another small fishing village. It has a lot of slate by the water, hence the name. We then drove to Shelburne and walked around the historic district. These are some of the oldest wooden buildings in all of Canada. We are talking buildings built in the late 1780's and still being used today. Then, it was on to Yarmouth for 2 nights. When we got there, there was a large tree that had fallen across 1 of the driveways. It was more than
3 feet across. The owner said it was going to take a crew 3 days to remove it. We had dinner and drove out to the point to watch the sunset by the lighthouse. The next day we visited the Firefighters Museum and the County Museum. Both were very nice. The firefighters Museum had fire equipment all the way back to the early 1800's that were in great condition. Then it was back to the lighthouse to hike around the rocks. We found a nice museum later called the Sweeney Fish Co. museum. It was a one third scale authentic fish processing company. Later that night we went to a nice restaurant for dinner. They had a band come in to play. Actually it turned out to be 2 guys and a lot of instruments. They were great! The played 50's to 90's rock and country music. We stayed until they stopped playing at 10pm.
We got up the next morning(Sunday) and it was raining lightly and foggy. There is a cemetery across the street from our B&B and it looked pretty cool in the fog. We decided to take a drive around for awhile until it
stopped raining. Google Maps showed a road we could take that should have been a loop. The road was fine at first. Then the centerline disappeared. Soon it was a single track road. Then it turned to gravel. Then it was 2 tracks in the woods. Then we started to see mud and rocks. We finally decided that we needed to turn around. Stacy had to get out of the car to help me turn around because it was such a narrow path. Don't always follow Google!
The next morning we were up and out the door, on our way to Annapolis Royal. We visited the Annapolis Tidal Station and took a tour of the power generator station there. It uses the tides to run a generator that can produce up to 20 megawatts of power. The tide difference here is up to 35 feet! Then on to Port Royal National Historic Site and then Fort Anne National Historic Site. The next morning it was raining lightly and foggy. It was cool to see the cemetery across the street in the fog. We decided to go for a drive until the rain stopped. We followed Google Maps to a
road it showed as a loop. Well the road went from normal, to one lane, to dirt, and then to mud and rocks. We decided to turn around! Wait until you see the picture. After dinner that night we did a ghost tour of the cemetery while carrying candle lanterns. The guy was great!
This morning, we drove toward Windsor and stopped at Fort Edward National Historic Site. Kinda disappointing as there wasn't much there. We toured Haliburton House and then headed to our hotel.
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