We left our spot at Tracey’s house at around 9:30am yesterday. We stopped at the gas station and put $140 worth of fuel into
, and that gave us about half a tank! But it should be enough to last us for the month because we’re not going very far. Sherman
We stopped at our local wine making shop and started another batch because they had a special on that runs out this weekend. It’ll be ready for when we get back around the 15th or 16th.
Then we headed towards Lunenburg area. We have no firm plans so we had no idea where we would end up last night, but we knew we didn’t want to drive very far. Just past the
village of New Ross is the , so we stopped in there to see what it’s all about. Ross Farm Museum
Their parking lot is slightly sloped, and is right beside the road, although the highway through here is not very busy. We thought it would be okay for a night though. (GPS 44.7269 -64.4560)
Of course at this time of year there’s not many people around, although there was a school group touring the farm when we arrived. We went in the office, and the friendly lady in there explained a bit about the farm and said we were welcome to spend the night in their parking lot.
The farm is part of the
system, so it cost $6 each to get in. This was fairly reasonable though, and we spent the whole afternoon touring the farm. Every exhibit had a staff worker in period costume and they spent a lot of time chatting with us and explaining things about the operations of a farm in the area in the 1800’s. Nova Scotia Museum
The lady looking after the schoolhouse exhibit does "tatting", the fine knotting of thread.
Lots of fun seeing the animals
Eight piglets having a nap
Funny looking rooster has a permanent hat!
Dogs are welcome on the farm provided they are leashed, so when we were finished we took Whiskey for a walk along the trails beside the lake. When we got back to the office area, the lady there said that the operations manager wanted to speak to us about our parking arrangement. We thought they were going to tell us we couldn’t overnight here, but when he came down, he suggested that we move into the employee area at the back where it would be further from the road noise! Very nice people here, and we totally enjoyed our visit!
Sherman, parked up for the night!
This morning, we’ll continue on towards the towns of Lunenburg and
. There’s a free dump station at the Bridgewater Irving rest stop at , so we’ll stop and use that. Then, we have no plans so we’ll see where our day takes us! bridgewater