View on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania last February.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

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

Friday, May 27, 2011

Almost like summer

Less than a week to go until Ruth returns and we can hit the road again. When she gets back, we're heading to Cape Breton Island to explore the Cabot Trail. We were there in the summer of 2008 and it's a beautiful part of the world so we're looking forward to going back there for a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, I'm trying to keep busy. I went for a hike on the trail across the road, and I knew it was going to be wet and muddy so I left Whiskey behind. It leads to an old water reservoir, but I never made it that far because the trail needs to dry up for a couple of weeks yet.

This trail actually shows up as a ROAD on our GPS unit!

The trail is a little damp!

The trilliums are out, so it must be spring!

I went over to Lindsey's yesterday afternoon. It was a really nice day, probably the best we've had since arriving here two months ago. Problem up here where we're parked is the black flies. I can't sit outside or do any exterior work to Sherman because they just swarm you. So even on a beautiful day I'm stuck inside the motorhome unless I'm out for a walk. So I went to Lindsey's and spent the afternoon with her and Cameron and we went for a walk near their place.

Had supper there, and then went to an art gallery opening reception in Wolfville. (Yes Mom, I really did.) The girl who's property we're parked on is an artist and she's doing a show at a local gallery so we went over there to show our support. I'm not an artsy-fartsy kind of guy. I mean, I can look at a picture and say "hey, that's real nice", but to stand there and try and analyze it like some people at this show were doing is kind of beyond me. Still, it was interesting and I can certainly appreciate how much effort goes into some of the work.

As I was driving back up the mountain, I stopped for some pics of the valley below...

On another note, Google seems to be having some more problems with blogger. Seems some people can't register to be a follower in order to enter our contest. Some of you will notice just a blank space where our "Followers" app is supposed to be on the right hand side of this page. Nothing we can do about it, so you'll just have to check back here regularly to see if it's fixed.


  1. Sounds like fun... never heard of it but I will look it up!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  2. Yes the sunshine and warmer weather sure is nice, and once it dries up and the black flies are gone it will be much better.

  3. hmmmm wondered why my follower list remained unpopulated... thought it was my spotty internet.

  4. My followers came back this morning, so your contest can still go on. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.

  5. through the mud and the muck!..looks more like a creek than a trail!!!

  6. It sure is getting green! I hope those black flies take a hike (but not the same one you're on)!

  7. My followers and my recent comments have been gone for two days. Love the pictures of the valley. Stay safe.

  8. I don't see any followers on your blog. So whatever is wrong, is still wrong. The flies just make life so miserable. Hope your trail dries out and I'm sure Whiskey feels the same way.

  9. Donna...Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail are at the tip of Nova Scotia, as Kevin said it is very beautiful and scenic.

    George and Suzie...When the blackfly are gone the mosquitoes will come out.

    heyduke50...They there yesterday for a little while but gone again today.

    Sam and Donna...I think it is a hit and miss with the followers at the moment.

    Sue and Doug...I'll say!, they can take a hike far away.

    pidge...Haven't had a problem with the comments, just the followers.

    Jim and Sandie...Flies are miserable but better than rainy weather. Whiskey has to have a good rinse down after muddy walks, but the mud doesn't seem to fizz her.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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