Maritimes Road Trip - Day 8

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August 1st 2013
Published: August 2nd 2013
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Confederation BridgeConfederation BridgeConfederation Bridge

Shows how rough the bridge deck is.
Day 8: Got away from the campground in New Annan, PEI by about 8:30. Went to Walmart for wading shoes and ice, then fuel, and air for a low tire on the truck, Then a really nice grocery store where Gena bought 4 Lobster tails for appetizers tonight in Spencer’s Island. Went back over the ConfederationBridge (what I called the ConfrontationBridge in my last blog) Picture shows how uneven the concrete roadway was. There was a piper playing at the welcome station as we entered Nova Scotia, so Gena took his picture. I asked about the best way to get down to Spenser’s Island. She said the shortest way was down route 209. She warned me about two one lane Bailey Bridges. She did NOT tell me how rough the road was. It was as rough as the Alaska Highway! If our trailer hadn’t had tandem axles, it would have been airborne about 40% of the time. The campground in Spenser’s Island turned out to be a real delight! Not only that, but it turned out the owner had been an Eastern Airlines mechanic and lived in Miami Springs for many years. Our sites were adjacent to each other and DIRECTLY
Piper Piper Piper

at the Nova Scotia Welcome Center
on the ocean front & the sea wall. We walked the beach at low tide looking for sea glass - - little bits of broken glass that had been ground down (all the sharp edges removed) by the wave action and the sand. See photo of the beach loot. From low tide to high tide, the water came up 34’. The camp ground was booked solid for the weekend (a Canadian National Holiday known as Natal Day). After dinner Gena and Charlie tried for a couple hours (unsuccessfully) to figure out where we would go the next day. Bob emailed a couple of camp grounds looking for reservations - - Every one seems to be booked. Went to bed with the next day really uncertain.

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Campground from Water's EdgeCampground from Water's Edge
Campground from Water's Edge

Campground taken from the water's edge at very low tide
High TideHigh Tide
High Tide

Water only about 30 ft from our trailer
Bob & GenaBob & Gena
Bob & Gena

Standing in a little creek of runoff in the tidal flat
Beach LootBeach Loot
Beach Loot

Interesting stuff picked up on the beach at Spenser's Island
Our rig & beach Our rig & beach
Our rig & beach

From the top of the Light House at Spenser's Island - gives a feel for how far out the water is at low tide
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Spenser's Island

The actual island just off the coast at low tide
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Spenser's Island

At high tide - - the beach is gone!

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