Monday was marked by the distinct lack of torrential rain, much as opposed to Sunday. We drove along the lighthouse route to Shelburne. The road (the 331 to be exact), is horrible and reminded me of the Canadian part of the Alaska highway. It’s basically one pothole after another. But they say a 4x4 will get you to most places, a rental car will get you anywhere, so my sympathies are limited. Still have to drive slowly though or you will break the suspension. We did a couple of stops in between, a Point Fort and a few other places and we saw some of the numerous lighthouses there are along the coast. The weather improved by the hour and by the time we had arrived in Shelburne, it was as nice as can be, giving way to a starry night with the moon, Mars and Venus prominently decorating a blue night sky.
We stayed at the Islands Provincial Park, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Beautiful views, good facilities and cheap firewood. Alas that was damp again. Apparently the normal way of storing firewood here is to toss it on an uncovered pile and hope for dry weather… I eventually prevailed however and showed Bec how to make fire with a magnesium stick and a striker.
We observed a weasel (P.S. It was a stoat.) or something similar going for a swim in the sea. I’ve never seen anything like it and that close. And no it was not an otter, but it certainly could swim.
On Tuesday we will head on through Yarmouth and towards the Western coast of NS. Internet is a luxury here, so please bear with us.