View from the top of Old Man of Coniston hike in Lake District National Park, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Preston, Lancashire, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Wyke, West Yorkshire, England on May 29th!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Truro, Nova Scotia

Sunday June 1…10:30pm

Got up early and went back to the spot where the low tide was and took a picture of it getting near high tide. See the pictures and compare.

Low tide

Almost high tide

Where Sherman was parked up for the night in Alma

Drove in to the Hopewell Rocks. These are odd rock formations worn away by the water and when the tide is out you can walk around them and explore sea caves. We went in there about 9:30am, and they only opened at 9am, so there weren’t many people around. This is a Provincial recreation area, so it’s run by the government. They wanted $8.00 each to get in, and we didn’t think it was worth that. I figured maybe $2.50 would have been a fair price. We saw the road that went to their overflow parking, and so we drove a bit past that entrance and parked near the highway across from a funeral home. It was about a 20 minute walk back in using their overflow road, and we figured we could follow the beach path and see the rocks for free. So we did…all the way into their paid area which wasn’t blocked off at all. I love when that happens!

Hopewell Rocks.  They look more impressive when the tide is out

More of Hopewell Rocks

Then we drove on to the town of Great Village, a little east of Truro. My great grandmother was from this town, and my grandfather spent his boyhood here. She had painted some pictures back around 1899 and I wanted to see if I could recognize the spots where she had painted the pictures. We did find them, but of course they’ve changed a little over the past 100 years or more! Although I did find one house in one picture that looked familiar, so I went and knocked on the door. The woman who answered had lived their for over 50 years, and she confirmed that was indeed her house that was in the picture. We also went to the graveyard and looked for names of relatives from long ago.

View of Great Village now from about the same angle as his Great Grandmother's painting

 Picture of the painting Kevin's Great Grandmother did of Great Village in 1899

We were looking for the new Walmart in Truro, but before we could find it we came across a baseball game being played. We stopped in the parking lot of a nearby park, and had some dinner while watching the ball game from Sherman. Afterwards, we decided to stay parked right here…there’s no signs, and it’s not a bad looking neighbourhood.

Total Nights Sleeping in the RV…224

June Fuel $ 0

May Grocery $ 3.40

May Overnight Costs $

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