It stopped raining just long enough yesterday morning to return the bikes to the back of
. Our couchsurfing host David was at work, so we said goodbye to the other couchsurfers and headed out for the long drive to Lunenburg. Sherman
Just kidding…it was only 25 kms (15 miles)…
We headed directly to the Lunenburg Visitors Centre, and although it doesn’t officially open until the 16th, the girl working there,
Tara, was very helpful with letting us know what to see in the area.
Sherman, parked up at the Board of Trade campground
She also said we could park for free without services in the nice little campground next door. It’s owned by the Lunenburg Board of Trade, but it also doesn’t open until the 16th. Although we probably could have found a decent parking spot somewhere, the downtown area of Lunenburg seems to have a shortage of parking and the streets are not really suitable for an RV. The campground would definitely be the place to stay if you’re exploring Lunenburg with an RV. Rates for 2011 are $27.60 for an unserviced site, $35.65 for electric/water, and $37.95 for electric/water/sewer, all taxes included. (GPS 44.3777, -64.3043).
We left Whiskey behind to guard
, and we went for a walk around the town. Lunenburg is a UNESCO world heritage site, because it is the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement, dating back to 1753. It also has a shipbuilding history, and is where the famous Bluenose II is currently undergoing renovations. We’re going to see that today, as well as the Sherman . Fisheries Museum
Memorial to those who have died at sea
Lunenburg is a colorful little town!
Yes, it’s still raining. This is day six, I think. Added to that is the high temperatures of around 10C (50F) and the wind. Not nice. The lack of sun means that our batteries are low, and we need to conserve power because we need the furnace.
is not set up for this type of weather! Sherman