There was a foghorn attached to the lighthouse. It said "Caution: This foghorn will sound without warning, and could cause hearing damage." Well sure enough, it became foggy in the middle of the night last night. This foghorn went off like an alarm clock every two minutes or so for about an hour. Other than that, we slept great!
Sherman, parked at the top right, at the end of Lighthouse Road
Oh, and you can't call them a lighthouse here in politically correct Canada. Now, the official government sign calls it a "Lightstation", we guess because there's no longer a house involved.
Ruth and Whiskey at Fort Anne
We had a pretty good day yesterday despite the dismal weather. My father once said that the only thing you can change about the weather is your attitude towards it! So we drove into the town of Annapolis Royal and visited old Fort Anne. There's not really much there to see, but it was nice wandering around the grounds in the drizzling rain.
Then we drove on to the town of Digby, which is world famous for it's scallops fishery. If this is where they come from, why are they still so expensive here? No, we didn't buy any. Digby is a nice little town to wander around though.
Digby fishing boats
Yes, that's really this guy's name. I wonder if he's a shitty lawyer. Too funny.
Then we headed out Lighthouse Road to see if there was a good spot for Sherman to overnight, and of course there was. (GPS 44.69079 -65.78525). Easily enough room for any size RV. It is yet to be seen if it will be this easy to find boondocking spots in the middle of July or August, however when we were in Prince Edward Island in the summer of 2008 we were suprised at how few RV's we saw out exploring. The vast majority of them are parked up side by side in RV parks, and so we would have had no problem finding free overnight spots on the island in the middle of summer. We expect that Nova Scotia will be the same.
Sherman overlooking the Bay of Fundy
Sherman at the end of Lighthouse Road. The "lightstation" is actually off to the left so you can't see it in any of the pictures.
Only did 70 kms (43 miles) today.