By the time we finished breakfast yesterday, the sun was shining! It was still cool and a bit windy, but at least we had the sun. We took Whiskey for a nice walk all the way around
. Graves Island
The entire island is a provincial park. But it is under “construction” as they have built a 3km (1.8 mile) gravel walking path at a cost of $136,000. This kind of thing irks me to no end, and is one of the reasons we refuse to pay the $25 a night they want for a parking spot in the park. The simple question is, what would have been wrong with just a foot worn path? You know, like the kind our ancestors used to hike on! Why would they waste that kind of money to build a trail? We don’t get it, but I’m sure some government bureaucrat has a 50 page report about why they needed to do this.
$136,000 for this.
One of the nicer campsites on Graves Island
Then we drove about half an hour over to the town of
. There’s not really a lot to see in this town and it’s not really on the list of Bridgewater tourism destinations. However, it does have a free RV dump station at the Nova Scotia rest stop. (GPS 44.3914 -64.5272). Irving
We purposely avoided the town of
because we wanted to get to couchsurfer host Dave before the weekend. We’ll stop at Lunenburg for a couple of days early next week on our way back up the coast. Lunenburg
Sherman, parked up at couchsurfer host Dave's house.
And we arrived at Dave’s around 4pm. He got us set up and we went inside and chatted for a while. We were invited for supper, but not until around 7:00pm so that gave us time to walk down the coast a bit and also visit Rissers Beach Provincial Park which is only a km or so from where we are parked. Despite the sun, it was cold and windy right on the coast. But it was still great to have the blue sky all day.
Out for a windy walk near Rissers Beach.
Rissers Beach Provincial Park
There were six of us for supper, and Dave had made a nice haddock fish dinner. We supplied the wine, and Dave’s daughter Anna made an almond cake for dessert.
Dave works in
so he left early this morning and won't be back for a few days. But he said we can remain parked here for another night or two, no problem. There’s lots of walking paths in the area, and hopefully the weather will cooperate for a bike ride, although it’s still pretty chilly, but we’ll probably sit here until Monday morning and leave then. Halifax
Today's drive, 75 kms (47 miles).