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May 22nd 2014
Published: June 11th 2017
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Geo: 45.632, -62.0156

Back to rain this morning as we left PEI to head to Nova Scotia. We were able to see the island from the bridge this time as it was not as foggy.
Driving through the countryside it cleared a little and then started raining again as we drove through Nova Scotia to our accomodation at Antigonish in a little motel overlooking the green hills. No wonder it is so green and there are so many trees and lakes. We did manage to spot a pheasant which ran across the road in front of us and then two pairs of beautiful Bald eagles perched in pine trees.
After a brief rest at the motel we ventured out again in the rain to see some of the coastline. The cloud was very low going through the hills but thinned out again as we got near the sea. There were many lovely little coves and beaches where the water was calm and clear. What a pity it is too cold for swimming!
We saw more Bald eagles, two of which were standing on the beach. We went to photograph them and a truck went by before we could get to them and scared them off. I think there must be a lot of them on Nova Scotia as a couple of women drove by when we were looking at the first pair and asked what we were looking at. When we told them, they just said, 'well ok, enjoy'.
I think if they had thought it interesting they wouid have stopped to look too.
The towns here have some very strange names. The first one we came to was called Pugwash, and they just seemed to get stranger from there on. They do have some very attractive houses perched on cliffs overlooking the water. I guess if you are going to be stuck in your house for most of the year due to cold and snow it would be good to have a nice view. The maximum was about 11C today, and they call this spring!
Even with the rain we still enjoyed seeing the different countryside and lighthouses on rocks, unfortunately the only beavers we could find were dead ones though.
Tomorrow we will head off around the coast to see more of the scenic parts of the province. The forecast is not good but we can only hope it is better than today.


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25th May 2014

Nice colours, reminds me of Burano in Italy.

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