A nice start to the day at Lower Mazinaw Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another great boondocking spot

So it did pour with rain all morning yesterday, but the rain stopped after lunch and it actually cleared up later. By mid afternoon the sun was shining on and off.

After we left our internet spot yesterday morning, we headed to the Greenwood Mall to use their free dump station. (GPS N44.96872 W64.92328). Then, we headed to the town of Bridgetown where we spotted a nice little park where we stopped to have lunch. It was only another few miles to Valleyview Provincial Park.

There's a reason it's called "Valleyview" Provincial Park!

Of course the provincial parks are all closed at this time of year, but there’s nothing stopping you from parking at the entrance and going for a walk. They were actually working in this park, cleaning up broken tree branches and getting the sites ready for the camping season. But there are only 30 campsites and they don’t open the park until June 17th! We think this is totally ridiculous, however they are all “rustic” sites with no power or water, and only outhouse toilets so we agree that it probably wouldn’t be very busy prior to that. Having said that, why wouldn’t they open them on a self serve basis as they do in many smaller parks in the U.S.?

We decided to continue on further down the road to the Bay of Fundy coast again on the chance there may be another decent boondocking spot. Sure enough, the harbour at the village of Hampton had a nice little parking spot, with enough room for maybe two or three RV’s. I asked one of the fisherman here if we were okay to park for the night, and he said we’d be fine and that he does see other RV’s occasionally parked here. (GPS N44.90607 W65.35102). Any RV could make it down here, although there’s a bit of a steep hill leading down to the wharf, and not a lot of turn around space. If you’re towing, you might have to disconnect to get turned around.

The Bay of Fundy has the highest recorded tides in the world. At high tide, these boats float at the top of the wharf!

Sherman, parked at the left, overlooking the Bay at Hampton Harbour. At high tide, that bay is full of water!

We had a beautiful sunset!

We had a totally peaceful night, and didn’t even wake up this morning until 7:45am! That’s a real sleep-in for us, even Whiskey didn’t wake up until then!

Once again, we don’t have internet here. I checked the signal map for our mi-fi yesterday, and most of this coast is not serviced by a cell signal, being only a couple of miles out of range. So we’ll head inland again in search of internet to post this blog entry!

Travelling pretty slow…only did 75 kms (47 miles) yesterday. Maybe we’ll make it to Digby today…who knows. Who cares. (smile).


  1. That was a great spot to spend the night, with that beautiful sunset over the water.

  2. Looks so peaceful and love the pictures of the boats. Have fun!!

  3. Great camping spot. The picture really shows the dramatic tide range in the bay.

  4. That is a beautiful spot and what a great sunset.

  5. No one counts the miles, take your time and enjoy!


  6. How interesting about the Bay of Fundy...You guys sure have a great life!...pets to Whiskey

  7. You guys can sure find the spots, That Bay Of Fundy is always interesting.Time flies when your having fun. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  8. Wonderful sunset! Glad you enjoyed it. Hi Whiskey!

  9. Karen and Al...Thanks, it was really peaceful and quiet there too.

    Kenny and Angela...Thanks!

    Chuck and Anneke...It still doesn't show the difference well enough. We want to get a picture this trip of a high tide and low tide at the same spot.

    Janie and John...Thanks!

    WBY...We are really taking our time.

    mermaid gallery...The tide in the Bay of Fundy changes by about 8 mt (27ft) or so every 6 hours, it's really unbelievable.

    Sam and Donna...Thanks, Sam!

    Chris...Thanks, Chris. Whiskey says hi back to you.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

  10. Looks like you have a nack for finding great places to stay. Stay safe.

  11. Gotta really love the coast line there in Nova Scotia, some amazing interesting small fishing villages, almost like a step back in time, too bad summer is so short.

  12. pidge...It is fairly easy to find spots near the coast. Most villages have a fishing dock or lighthouse and these are usually great places.

    George and Suzie...The coast is beautiful and we love the small fishing villages. Summer may be short but usually we find spring and fall great times to visit. The weather is usually better than this though and things are much quieter.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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