The drive from Digby yesterday morning was uneventful. We stopped at the Greenwood Mall again and used their free dump station, and filled up again at the propane place in Coldbrook because we were driving right by it anyhow. We used 35.2 litres (9.3 gallons, $39.48) of propane trying to stay warm in the wind at
! Brier Island
Having said that, our week away exploring was cheap. If you figure that we would have used nearly that amount staying warm anyhow, and we put in $100 worth of fuel and $13.50 for ferries, we spent maybe $125 more than we would have if we would have stayed put here. Then figure that we would probably have spent money on something while sitting in one place. It seems that we do tend to spend more money when we’re NOT travelling! Anyhow, we enjoyed our week away, and we’ll be doing quite a few more of these excursions over the coming four months, so stay tuned!
We parked up at the end of an empty driveway beside Justin’s cousin’s house. It’s a nice little spot in the country, overlooking a pond and less than 10 minutes from Lindsey and Justin and Cameron. She has said we can stay here until Friday when they have some landscaping people coming to do some work.
Our parking spot for the next few days
We were running a bit behind schedule, so we rushed over to Lindsey’s and had a quick lunch. We had to be at the wine making place for 2:00pm to get our batch of 23 litres of wine. Rather than bottle it, we just put it back into the bags that the concentrate comes in. It’s a lot more convenient to carry around 3 boxes of wine in a motorhome instead of 23 bottles!
Then, we drove over to Wolfville to meet with a couchsurfer who had offered us parking in their driveway for a few days. We got there, and the first thing we noticed was that their driveway was too steep for a motorhome to be comfortable. It’s too bad, because we got along great with Emily and her parents and it would have been a nice spot. But we stayed and chatted for a while and hopefully we’ll keep in touch during our time in the area. We have two other couchsurfers who have offered a parking spot and we’re meeting with one of them this evening.
Then it was back to Lindsey’s where she had a roast leg of lamb on the go for dinner. It was sure good, with roast potatoes and carrots and turnip and gravy. Mmmmm.
Grandma and Cameron, with a funny look on his face. We notice he's grown already over the week we were gone!
Yesterday afternoon was beautiful and sunny, with a high of around 18C (65F). Almost like spring! However it only lasted a day because this morning is overcast with rain and that’s pretty much what’s in the forecast for the next few days. Gotta get some groceries done today and a little bit of running around. Nice to have our little car available to do that kind of thing!