That's because we decided to take the eastern coast route back to the Annapolis Valley, rather than the main highway. It will use more gas, but we figured it will be a long time before we're even back in this area so we had better explore it while we've got the chance.
We stopped in the town of Port Hawkesbury along the way. Found a laundromat and as Ruth was doing some much needed laundry, I wandered across the street to a small mechanical shop and asked if he could balance Sherman's front tires. I've noticed a wobble in the steering wheel at certain speeds, and this would be a good opportunity to get that fixed. But he was short staffed that day, and sent me down the road a bit to an actual tire shop who agreed to do it while I waited. Cost was only $35 tax included, so I was happy with that. Plus, they repaired one of the tire valves that had a slow leak and checked all the tire pressures so I was very happy with the service. If you're in Port Hawkesbury area I have no problem recommending these guys based on my experience there. http://www.seaboardtire.ca
And we continued on just after lunch. We said goodbye to Cape Breton Island and are now back on mainland Nova Scotia. Found a couple of possible overnight opportunities, but nothing that stood out until we came to a pretty little church just outside of Queensport. It's right beside the road, but once it got dark we didn't hear any traffic at all until this morning.
Sherman, boondocking at a church just outside Queensport, Nova Scotia. (GPS 45.33979 -61.26900)
The clouds seem to be breaking up, and we're actually seeing a bit of sun this morning but it's still cold out. Temperature inside the motorhome when we woke up was 11.7C (53F) and I don't think it's supposed to get much warmer than that all day. We don't have to be in the valley until Thursday afternoon, so have no idea where we'll end up tonight...stay tuned!