It snowed on and off throughout the day, sometimes fairly hard but because the temperature was around the freezing mark nothing stayed on the road. But Sherman would much rather be coated with sea salt blowing in from a warm ocean than road salt blowing up from a cold highway! We think he’s not giving us any engine heat as a form of protest! He doesn’t like the cold either!
Somewhere in New Brunswick
We pulled over for an internet stop in Saint John, New Brunswick. Also noticed a propane place that was open, so even though we still had well over half a tank we filled it up. We’ll be using a lot of propane over the next couple of weeks and not sure how available it will be where we’re going to be parked up. It cost $28 for 29 litres (7.5 gal). Welcome back to Canada! In Mexico, we paid around $20 for 45 litres (11.9 gal).
Saint John is where there is a ferry to Digby, Nova Scotia. It would cut many miles off our journey, but is just too expensive. I had checked out this option ahead of time, but it would have cost at least $225 to take Sherman and us across on a 3 hour ferry ride. Even with the expensive price of gas in Nova Scotia ($1.29 per litre, $4.88 per gallon) you can’t justify it. So we drove around the Bay of Fundy.
Todays drive 551 kms (341 miles) Notice where the ferry would have taken us!
Stopped and filled up the gas again in Moncton, New Brunswick because it’s a few cents cheaper than in Nova Scotia. Then, we drove nonstop for the next four hours to our destination of Kentville, Nova Scotia.
Terrible New Brunswick highways. They should be embarrassed that their highways are in such poor condition. Having now driven from Texas to Nova Scotia, we can say that Texas has the best highways, and New Brunswick has the worst!
Do I look happy driving in the cold? Nope.
Some areas have little to no snow.
Then a few miles on it is snowing again.
Made it to Lindsey and Justin’s place in time for dinner. It was a long drive today, but since we got into the cold a few days ago I just wanted to get here. We are parked up at a church that is next door to their apartment building. Lindsey had checked with the pastor there, and we are okay to be parked here for a couple of weeks.
Watched the old 1969 version of “True Grit” with John Wayne. We had watched the 2010 remake just last week, but we found the older version to be a MUCH better movie.
Tomorrow, we’ll enlighten you as to what we have planned for the next days, weeks, and months!