Time for another change of scenery! We drove over to the other side of the island, and sure enough there were quite a few nice spots to boondock. There’s no lighthouse at the end of this road, but there is a small parking area for “Sandy Beach”. And there is some sand at this beach but it’s still pretty rocky to me. My idea of a sandy beach would have us quite a bit further south!
It was pretty hazy this morning, and they were calling for clouds and rain in the afternoon. We took Whiskey for a short walk near where we were parked, then we left her with
Ruth, walking towards West Light
There was a beached whale just past the lighthouse. From a distance, we thought it was an overturned boat of some kind because it was kind of orange in color, but I saw quite a few birds around it and we decided it was worth a closer look. Seeing a dead whale on the beach is not the way you want to see a whale...but it’s interesting nonetheless. More interesting is that the whales usually don’t show up in these waters until late May.
Sorry for the somewhat nasty picture of a dead animal. You don't think twice about a dead squirrel at the side of the road, but seeing a whale, even dead, is kind of interesting.
Sure enough, at the West Light there were another couple of decent parking spots to overnight, however we won’t take advantage of them until we return sometime in the summer.
It was a cold, windy walk back and having a bowl of soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch really hit the spot! The rest of the afternoon became worse, and the wind was howling. Seemed like the wind was going right through
, and the furnace was cycling a lot trying to keep up. Brrrrr! Eventually, we gave up and went to bed early, turning the furnace right off. Sherman
Parked up at GPS 44.23789 -66.36634
Woke up this morning to fog, although the wind has totally stopped. High tide isn’t until 4:00pm this afternoon, so we don’t want to get on the ferry to leave until nearer to then. It doesn’t get dark until after 8:00pm though, so we’ll probably drive back to Digby this evening. Then, back to Kentville tomorrow morning.
Today's drive, 6.4 kms (4.0 miles)!