Out for a hike in Colombia, South America. Photo taken November 25, 2015.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Brier Island

Yesterday was beautiful. The sun was bright in the sky all day long, and the temperature actually got up to 10C (50F) or so. We went for a short walk and then got on the ferry to Brier Island at 11:00am.

It was around low tide at that time of day, and I would suggest that motorhomes make an effort to use the ferry nearer to high tide. It is a fairly steep ramp to get on or off the ferry at low tide, and Sherman’s back end dragged on the deck a bit while we were exiting. We’ll make sure it’s high tide when we take the ferry back on Sunday.

Brier Island is a tiny island, only about 7.5 kms (4.7 miles) long by 2.5 kms (1.5 miles) wide. Only the village of Westport has paved roads, and the few other roads are all gravel. About 210 people live on the island full time. Most of the island is owned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and as such there are a lot of trails and only one small section of the island is privately owned and off limits to the public. Otherwise, you are free to wander wherever you want.

Out for a walk on Brier Island.

We drove towards the “North Light”. There is a small coast guard station here beside the lighthouse and we went there first. I spoke to a couple of guys working there, and they said we were fine to park at their lot overnight, but it wasn’t the most level. We had driven by a spot overlooking them that seemed better, so went back to that. (GPS 44.28536 -66.34216) Our mi-fi cellular internet works great here. It seems odd to be in the middle of nowhere and be able to get on the net just like that!

View of the coast guard station from Sherman's roof!

We took Whiskey for a nice walk along the coast. It’s a beautiful island and we could easily spend a week here wandering around. We’ll return at some point later because for now we want to be back with Lindsey and family for Easter dinner on Monday.

Relaxed and did some reading this afternoon. I've been enjoying Arthur Hailey's novels. Already finished Wheels and The Moneychangers, now reading Airport.

We watched a movie last night, “The Next Three Days” with Russell Crowe. It was pretty good, and definitely kept you on the edge of your seat.

So far it’s nice and sunny again, but they’re calling for clouds and showers later today. We could easily spend another night here, but we're going to find a different parking spot just for a change and go for another hike this morning while it’s a nice day!

Today's drive...only 6.5 kms (4.0 miles)!


  1. Looks like another great spot, you guys all have a Happy Easter. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  2. Gotta love small towns, such friendly people and relaxing lifestyle in Nova Scotia. Looks like you may be starting to enjoy some warmer weather, about time.

  3. Looks like a great spot and one to visit again when it warms up some. Ellie and I wish you a very Happy Easter! Enjoy your family!


  4. Kevin, you and Ruth are outdoing Tioga George on boondocking spots. Pam has started a file with all the GPS locations. Hopefully this summer. Tell alll the family Happy Easter and hope yall have a great day. Give Whiskey a pet from us.

    Pete Pam Gracie

  5. Beautiful and rugged coast! What a great place to spend time.

  6. The 4th Picture - PERFECT!! Enjoy the Easter Feast... Good tip on the high tide travel....

    Happy Easter!!

  7. Sam and Donna...Happy Easter to you as well. Sorry the Grandkids won't be there to celebrate with you.

    George and Suzie...The nice weather didn't last long. Thought we were going to be blown away yesterday evening.

    John and Ellie...We are sure hoping for spring weather soon, maybe we will just go straight to an early summer. Happy Easter to you both.

    Pete and Pam...We will be here waiting for you. Hope you can make it up here. Whiskey says thanks for the pet and says to say hi to Gracie and give her a pet from us.

    Chuck and Anneke...Very rocky coastline. Makes for some beautiful hikes.

    Evielynne...Thanks! Happy Easter to you too.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

  8. There may not be heat, but Canada certainly has lots to offer! Happy Easter to you and your family. Baby Cameron looks gorgeous and glad to hear Whiskey is doing better. Our Morgan the Scottie has his ups and downs and we hope we will be able to bring him with us when we leave from White Rock BC in Jan 2012!! Peace ♥

  9. Yup... your blog is looking much much colder than your posts while in Mexico!

    But your scenery is very pretty, nevertheless----

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  10. Doug and Nancy...Yes, Canada has some beautiful scenery and hopefully soon we will have the warmth as well as the scenery. I hope Morgan has more ups than downs and will be there with you when you leave next year.

    Karen and Steve...Yup, we sure are missing that weather. I guess this is pay back for bragging how nice it was in the winter.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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