After good nights sleep we woke up to another beautiful day. Last night while enjoying of complementary bottle of wine on deck, spotted a large fireball or boloide. It was the largest one I've seen and the moon was full.
There was plenty of room below deck. The sun was streaming into the restored interior of the Elsie.
The cove we were moored in is where the Grosvenor's have kept Elsie for 70 years. Elsie was designed to draw six feet of water enabling her to be moored here.
Right on time, the crew returned with a breakfast of fresh fruit, oat cakes and coffee. After a leisurely meal we motored back to the harbor and said goodbye to Peter, Lois and Elsie.
Today is a driving day. Rosanne and I decided to head strait to Wolfville and spend two nights there. This means 250+ miles while we drive through the "sunrise trail" part. It was silly to think that two weeks would be enough to cover all of Nova Scotia !
We cross the Canso causeway again and it's goodbye to Cape Breton. We would have loved to spend 4 weeks instead of days here and we were already talking about coming back ! In spite of the hype and advertising, this is a truly wonderful place to explore.
I had parked the Miata under a Balsam tree Sunday night - bad move. The hood and windshield were covered with little tiny drops of tree spit. I was amazed to find an excellent car care place in Truro. A hand wash job of $6 bucks !
The folks at the Shine Factory in Truro knew how wash a rag top and remove the pitch from the hood. Great, now I can cover the front with another 1000 miles of bugs !
At Truro we finally got off of the highways for some more fun driving. Canadian highways are usually limited access 2 lane roads with the occasional climbing lane. We found the heavy Monday morning traffic on 104 from Cape Breton to be tedious.
Driving fun, more like back home in Albany NY. You can see the road cresting the top of the distant hill. Lots of gentle rolling hills and a great view of the Minas basin.
A long straight EMPTY road and Cape Split just showing on the horizon.
The Minas basin is home to the most extreme tides in the world. This shot is taken about 2 hours before low tide. A high tide the water is near the top of the pier. It is not uncommon to see a boat sitting on its keel.
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