Let us show you on a map what went wrong...
The condition of the road after we left Queensport went from bad to worse. In all seriousness, we were at times down to 10 mph trying to get over the bumps patches and cracks in the road. There were many stretches where we couldn't do over 30 mph for miles at a time. It took us over two hours to do 73 kms (45 miles). Good thing the road wasn't busy!
This is supposed to be the scenic alternate route from Halifax to Cape Breton Island. The road is deplorable, and I have to recommend any RV'ers to avoid it. We have found many of the secondary roads in Nova Scotia to be in absolutely terrible condition and in fact the secondary roads in Mexico are in better shape. I think Nova Scotia should be embarrassed by the condition of it's roads, especially considering it's the highest taxed province in the country.
So we decided to leave that route and head north to the main highway, which we know is in good shape because that's the way we came to Cape Breton just over two weeks ago. However there's no easy way to get back to the main highway, except of course on more secondary roads. We headed up to the city of New Glasgow, and by the time we got there it was around 4pm and of course traffic was a bit heavy. We took a side road heading towards Truro, hoping to find an overnight spot but there just wasn't anything that looked convenient. That happens sometimes when you're searching for free overnight spots, it was just frustrating that we came up to this route to take the main highway and then ended up on a side road again!
First day of summer, and this poor highway worker looked just about frozen!
Anyhow, we got into Truro and saw a sign for camping at the fairgrounds. Found the spot where the electric and water hookups are, but there's no signs and nobody around. Plus, it's right beside a road and it just didn't look open. So we pulled down to the harness racing track next door and asked if we could park in the field beside the fairground buildings. Nobody seemed to think it would matter, and it didn't. We had a good nights sleep with the exception of a train on a nearby railway track, but even that didn't bother us much.
Sherman, boondocking at the Truro fairgrounds
The only real bright spot of our day yesterday was that we actually saw that big yellow thing in the sky for a couple of hours. However it was still cool and windy.
Nice scenery near the town of Port Felix