Rideau River near Manotick (Ottawa), Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Queensport, Nova Scotia

We drove about 135 kms yesterday, (84 miles) yet we're only about 60 kms (37 miles) as the crow flies, from where we started!

That's because we decided to take the eastern coast route back to the Annapolis Valley, rather than the main highway. It will use more gas, but we figured it will be a long time before we're even back in this area so we had better explore it while we've got the chance.

We stopped in the town of Port Hawkesbury along the way. Found a laundromat and as Ruth was doing some much needed laundry, I wandered across the street to a small mechanical shop and asked if he could balance Sherman's front tires. I've noticed a wobble in the steering wheel at certain speeds, and this would be a good opportunity to get that fixed. But he was short staffed that day, and sent me down the road a bit to an actual tire shop who agreed to do it while I waited. Cost was only $35 tax included, so I was happy with that. Plus, they repaired one of the tire valves that had a slow leak and checked all the tire pressures so I was very happy with the service. If you're in Port Hawkesbury area I have no problem recommending these guys based on my experience there. http://www.seaboardtire.ca

And we continued on just after lunch. We said goodbye to Cape Breton Island and are now back on mainland Nova Scotia. Found a couple of possible overnight opportunities, but nothing that stood out until we came to a pretty little church just outside of Queensport. It's right beside the road, but once it got dark we didn't hear any traffic at all until this morning.

Sherman, boondocking at a church just outside Queensport, Nova Scotia. (GPS 45.33979 -61.26900)

The clouds seem to be breaking up, and we're actually seeing a bit of sun this morning but it's still cold out. Temperature inside the motorhome when we woke up was 11.7C (53F) and I don't think it's supposed to get much warmer than that all day. We don't have to be in the valley until Thursday afternoon, so have no idea where we'll end up tonight...stay tuned!


  1. First day of summer today so it should get much warmer, you hope! Its nice exploring the small towns and not knowing where you will be tomorrow, everyday is a new adventure.

  2. a pretty safe place to park!..beside the church...very nice!

  3. Trying to get caught up on blogging while were on vacation, It looks like you guys are having a great trip too. All is well here.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  4. I keep meaning to say thank you for converting to miles and Fahrenheit for those of us (me) who can't get it done. That s a beautiful picture of Sherman parked at the Church. Wishing you lots of sunshine today.

  5. You certainly got your moneys worth for the $35.00. Great service. It was 13C here this morning, 16C at 9Am with a proposed high of 30C. Hmmmm, we shall see!

  6. Isn't it nice to go to a shop and not be taken... Beautiful picture of Sherman next to the church!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  7. Brrrr! We have been baking in Florida and now we are in Georgia on our way to Clam Harbour Nova Scotia where my mom just bought a little cottage. I grew up in NS and I don't remember it being that cold this late. I certainly didn't think it would still be that cold there??? We might need to drive a little slower and let that sun warm up :) Happy travels :)

  8. George and Suzie...We keep hoping for nice weather, just doesn't seem to be in the cards for us. Think we will move on.

    Sue and Doug...As soon as we rounded the corner we knew it was a good spot.

    Sam and Donna...Glad you are enjoying your trip.

    Jim and Sandie...You are welcome.

    Contessa...Hope you got your proposed 30C. I think we are getting paid back for all the nice weather we had last winter in Mexico.

    Donna...There are still people out there that care about their business and what a good business means.

    Brooke...Enjoy the heat while you can. Definitely take your time coming to Nova Scotia. I am sure it can't stay like this forever but at the moment it feels like it. If we kept going along Hwy 316 yesterday and then connected on to Hwy 7 we would have gone right by Clam Harbour, but Hwy 316 was in such bad disrepair we decided to head up to New Glasgow. Try to take the shortest distance to Clam Harbour, the road isn't fit for motorhomes lots of very uneven surfaces with very slow going.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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