Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Finally: An Update

Have a seat, grab a cup or glass of your favourite beverage and check out our travelog for the last ten days.

On the last day of our stay in New Brunswick we visited the Acadian Heritage Village near Bathurst.

We were so pleased to see how much this wonderful park has expanded over the past ten years!

The next morning we set out for Nova Scotia.

There was even a young man dressed in his kilt welcoming everyone at the information centre with his bagpipes. What a treat!

Mahone Bay and Lunenburg area as well as the LeHaves were explored. With only a little rain for one day and night keeping up the camping spirit wasn’t too difficult.

An impromptu decision to extend our stay for another day was richly rewarded. We drove to Peggy’s Cove and fought for a parking spot along with the countless tourists. But it was so worth it. Ten years ago it was chilly and so windy that I could barely stand up. This time I climbed the boulders and enjoyed the sunshine and wave action!

Next we turned our wheels in the direction of the Annapolis Valley. Glorious sunshine and summer-like temperatures really spoiled us during our stay at Evangeline Beach campground in Grand Pre near Wolfville.

We went on scenic drives, walked the beach, observed the tides come and go and didn’t miss a sunset.

We also revisited the Tangled Gardens…

There was so much to see, even more to explore and we ran out of time much too fast!

Yesterday we made our way to Antigonish where we found Widden Campground in the downtown area as clean and organized as we remembered it from ten years ago! We settled in for a good night sleep… when in the early morning hours we were woken by an acrid scent that reminded us of plastic burning. After some investigation (in a more or less sleepy state) we decided to cut the camper’s power. The annoying inverter fan was finally turned off and we went back to sleep. In the morning the smell returned when we tested the power… so Colin spent an hour on the phone trying to find an RV repair place within driving distance that would be willing to check out our issue. The earliest appointment in New Glasgow was for sometime Thursday. Another suggestion was made to return to the Halifax region and hope that someone there would help us.

As always, it’s good to have friends close by… I texted my friend Kristi who lives near Baddeck. She put the word out to her neighbours and within a few minutes we had made contact with a trailer and RV repair shop in Bras d’Or near Sydney. The owner’s guess over the phone was correct. We need a new converter to fix the electrical issues.

No sooner did we get the camper cleared out for the repair and checked ourselves into the MacNeil Motel down the road when the grey skies moved in and opened up. We chased a little light in the sky all the way to Glacé Bay – but to no avail… the rain has finally caught up to us and it is supposed to hang around till Saturday.

For now we are happy to be warm and dry in our comfy room at MacNeil Motel.

Here is Lucky watching us from the car when we first arrived just before the rain started. 🤣

Hope this note finds everyone well and enjoying good weather! I am sure glad I packed warmer clothes and a rain coat…

This entry was published on September 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm and is filed under Creativity Update. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

10 thoughts on “Finally: An Update

  1. Cathy Willoughby on said:

    Your pics are just beautiful! They’re the next best thing to being there. Can’t wait to see the Cabot Trail shots.

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  2. I had to go through those pictures three times they are so amazing! I need to record the campgrounds in case we ever head that way. What an awesome trip.

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  3. Gillian McDougald on said:

    Hi Anna and Colin, Good to hear from you and see your beautiful photos. My memory of Mahone Bay and Lunenburg was I asked Allan if we could go back to buy Christmas gifts! Good to hear that you are enjoying everything that you can. Tell katina to tell you where you should try to see that is off the tourist track! Keep having fun. Give the dogs a pat. Allan and Gillian

    On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 5:27 PM Anna Hergert, Art & Design wrote:

    > annahergert posted: ” Have a seat, grab a cup or glass of your favourite > beverage and check out our travelog for the last ten days. On the last day > of our stay in New Brunswick we visited the Acadian Heritage Village near > Bathurst. We were so pleased to see how much this” >

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  4. Love seeing my home through your eyes. You have a way with that camera. Wish I had been well enough to show you all the other fun places tourists don’t know about. It has been raining for three hours, much needed. We have a well and drought conditions prevail in many places. Hope your repairs are done quickly.

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  5. Johanna Alford on said:

    Hopefully the converter is repaired and all is well for the remainder of your trip. You have really seen a lot of Nova Scotia.

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