Shhh. The little blue car doesn't know we're cheating on him!
But it is kind of nice driving a new car for a change. This is a pretty fuel efficient little unit. It has one of those onboard computers telling you your gas mileage, and on yesterday's trip it says we're getting an average of 5.4 litres per 100 kms (44 mpg) so far.
Ruth and Cameron in our rented 2013 Nissan Versa.
We took the old highway #1 along the coast. It's called The Evangaline Trail, and it runs through many small Acadian communities where the French originally set up house back in the 1700's. We had been as far as Digby when we were in this area with the motorhome, so anywhere southwest of Digby was all new to us.
Yesterday's drive 246 kms (152 miles). (A) Lindsey's house (B) Savary Park (C) Mavillette Park (D) Yarmouth.
Savary Park is a great stop for a picnic and a walk ! (GPS 44-511801, -65.90668)
It was a bit chilly yesterday, with a high of only 7C (45F). Plus it was windy, so grandson Cameron had his warm hat on.
When the tide is out, there is lots of shoreline to explore.
From Savary Provincial Park, we headed further down the Evangaline Trail to Mavillette Beach Provincial Park. We love exploring Nova Scotia's parks at this time of year because there's nobody around!
We were lucky to be at Mavillette Beach when the tide was out. It was cool and windy, but that doesn't stop grandson Cameron from having fun with grandma and grandpa!
Heading up the boardwalk to Mavillette Beach.
At the top of the boardwalk we saw the huge sandy beach!
The wind was blowing the sand!
Cameron was having fun making footprints in the sand!
In fact, we made a video of the fun. If you turn up your volume, you can hear how windy it was!
When we were done on the beach, we drove around the corner to the lighthouse at Cape St. Mary's. The lighthouse is nothing special, but you get a good view of the cliffs and the rough ocean from the windy day.
Fishing boats in Mavillette Harbor.
We made our way to Yarmouth and found a little greasy spoon for dinner. Had their roast chicken special, but it wasn't anything special! Then found a nice little motel to spend the night. Watched the third "Ice Age" movie with Cameron, and then he fell asleep with no problem at all!
Then, we tried watching the World Series game, but we are two hours later than the local time so it was already after 11:00pm here when we turned it off in the middle of the fifth inning. Don't want to be too tired for exploring today!