Saturday August 17
|Mileage: ||start 240, 285 at Yarmouth ending 415, 175 total |
|Time: ||6:05 EST, 8:00am Ferry (switch to Atlantic time) |
| ||Land Yarmouth 3:20 arrive in Liverpool 7:20pm |
|Weather: ||fog, cool at sea, warm and sunny on-land |
|Location: ||Brooklin -> Bar Harbor, Yarmouth -> Liverpool |
Music for the road:
- Lidell Townsell
- Los Lobos - Kiko and the lavender moon
- Huh 1995 - collection
Take a nice drive up the coast to Liverpool for the night
Had not counted on landing in Yarmouth at 3:30, and therefore didn't have
as much time to linger along the coast. Drove Highway 103 for a good distance to
save time. Route 3 along the coast is much more fun and about 3 times the distance.
If you have to drive the Nova Scotia highways, be sure to get off and see the sights.
The highways seem to avoid all civilization and you will miss the best parts if
you stay on them.
Picks of the day:
Almost a close encounter (40k jpg)
This strange pod on top of a tall steel frame turned out to be a fire tower. Unfortunately, they stopped letting people climb them last year so we had a nice shout with the fire ranger, he said the view was really nice.
Town of Liverpool, aside from the well documented history as
"port of the privateers", driving into (from route 3 south) this
densely populated village of well tended homes and elegant tree-lined
streets was something no guidebook had mentioned.
- Over rated:
Shelburne - it really wasn't much to see, but we are not big fans of
colonial history. The filming of "The Scarlet Letter" seems as historically
significant as the landing of the Loyalists. (most people we talked to
mentioned the filming first I guess we will have to rent the movie).
Dessert at the Lane's Privateer, in Liverpool - all of
the desserts are home made.
Rosanne: Nap & hot shower on the Bluenose, we were still exhausted and
decided to rent a cabin - very good idea.
Dave: The Seal Island Lighthouse Museum, I love old tech.
- Most unusual:
The abundance of happy (giggling) tour guides and service staff.