Beautiful day at Wareham, Dorset, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Keinton Mandeville, Somerset, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Birmingham, England on May 19th!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Port Dufferin, NS

Monday June 9…10:30pm

We drove to Taylor Head Provincial Park. It’s a day use area with no overnight camping, although we likely wouldn’t have stayed there anyhow due to the cost. But they do have a nice beach, and a lot of hiking trails. We had read about the
trails in the Nova Scotia guide and they said that the one going along the waters edge is one of the best in Nova Scotia. So we parked up and had some lunch before leaving on the hike. You have to walk all the way to the far end of the beach to where the trail starts. We got there and there was a sign posted saying the trail was closed. Oh well, we went on it anyhow! It turns out that they hadn’t yet cleared the fallen trees and brush from the winter storms, and that was the reason it was closed. So we had to climb over some stuff. Big deal…and, it was nice and peaceful with nobody else around. It was nice and warm today, and we were happy to have to put our shorts on eventually.

Ruth and Whiskey on the trail at Taylor Head Provincial Park

Ruth on the lookout at Taylor Head

The coastline at Taylor Head Provincial Park

Afterwards, we drove into Sheet Harbour and stopped for internet and ice cream. Also went for a little hike around the falls there. Then it was time to look for somewhere to park for the night. We continued our drive east, and eventually spotted a church on the opposite side of the bay where it looked really pretty and out of the way. Sure enough, when we got there it was a beautiful spot, and with a fairly level parking area. There was a woman walking her dog nearby and we asked if she thought anybody would mind if we stopped there for the night, and she responded by saying she didn’t understand why more people don’t! It’s such a pretty little area. She and her husband live in the house overlooking the church. Turns out they moved here from Ottawa a few years ago! Her husband came over and spoke to us as well. So we went for another walk after supper along the shoreline near the church.

Waterfalls at Sheet Harbour

Looking down at the waterfalls at Sheet Harbour

Sherman, parked up at Port Dufferin

That’s two nights in a row staying at a church parking lot even though we never have before.

Total Nights Sleeping in the RV…232

June Fuel $ 211.23

June Grocery $ 272.56

June Overnight Costs $ 33.56

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