Last time I explained how unexpected news caused me to change my plans for the end of my trip, but Thursday, 27th June 2013, I head off on the road trip at least knowing that I will for the first time be staying at a motel for two nights. If I was to plan a similar trip again I certainly would try to avoid a complete week of 'one night stands' when driving alone.
Leaving my B&B 'Sea Kindly' near Egerton, Nova Scotia, I'm aiming to keep near to the coast and avoid main roads as much as possible, this is a more populated area. As has often happened on this trip I once again came across a place to visit when least expecting it.
The Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre was just after the bridge crossing the
The harbours around here totally dry out and the sea may be out of sight at low tide, unfortunately I wasn't able to see that or the tidal bore on my visit, my timing was out !
The new route of the road made areas that flood at high tide creating a unique area for plants and wildlife, this is the area looking from the centre towards the river and bridge.
Looking in the opposite direction are quite different areas, the old railway track area has been made into a path with lookout points, this is the area between that path and the road.
Whilst on the other side of the path it's quite different alongside an area of woodland. It's a most interesting habitat making great use of the old railway as a path for some distance with contrasting areas on either side.
Moving on from my brief stop at South Maitland I'm using a combination of map & satnav / GPS to navigate around the rural roads, entering in a location in the area I want to visit rather than the final destination.
By chance I saw a sign to Walton Lighthouse.
It's certainly the smallest lighthouse I have seen, I climbed the ladder to the top by the light, the space is quite limited, and when it was time to go down again the descent was not easy !
There was another enthusiastic teenager looking after the lighthouse and small gift room on the other side of the car park. Bryony did an audio interview for me which I will add soon, she is another youngster so delighted to be able to tell you about the history of her home area.
My onward journey took me through Wolfville in the rush hour, rather more congested than I expected as the small towns are close together in that area. My final destination of the day was Allen's Motel in Kentville where I was to glad to stay put for two nights. A most attractive place in a good residential area.
The route and locations for the day on Google maps