Leaving Cape Breton was difficult on several levels. First of all, we loved our time visiting with friends and exploring small towns and grand vistas.
The morning of our departure we discovered a flat tire on our camper. Changing the tire required additional air to ensure we could make it to the trailer repair shop in North Sydney. We were in luck when we discovered a TireCraft centre near our friend’s Kristi’s place where we had camped.
Thanks to Kevin and his expertise the camper spare tire was fixed within minutes… and the recommendation for new tires on our vehicle resulted in less worry about the drive home.
We made it to the trailer repair shop in North Sydney for some tweaking of the inverter and set out for main land Nova Scotia by mid-afternoon. For a while we felt that Cape Breton had a magnetic hold on us – a good magnetic hold!
We pulled into Five Island Park just after sunset, anticipating amazing vistas the next morning.
But, as nature so often does, the weather changed and we were woken during the night continuously by wind gusts and pouring rain. Despite the unexpected changes in the weather we still walked in the rain and tried to capture a few amazing views.
I would love to return in good weather one day…
We headed to Parrsboro where we warmed up with a great breakfast at the harbour.
Warmed inside and out we headed to Ottawa House where, completely by chance, Colin met a distant cousin. They spent some time in the archives together exploring family history followed by a tour of the museum section.
Exploring the beach and Fundy’s high tide made it hard to leave.
But before we turned the wheels toward New Brunswick we stopped into Art Lab and met Krista Wells, one of the artists and co-owners of this fabulous arts complex.
Our last visit to Parrsboro left us with the impression of a sleepy Maritimes town, this visit left us yearning to return soon to explore the town and it’s art events.