Eight days ago around 4 pm local time we entered the Atlantic Bubble near Edmundston, NB. It’s hard to believe that it took us another day to get to the Nova Scotia check point. We observed complete social and physical distancing which was only possible thanks to our trusty camper. We were instructed to pass through New Brunswick without making contact with anyone, if we stopped we could only do so in the parking lot of a truck stop, tucked away in the back corner… Absolutely no overnight stop in a campground or Walmart parking lot.
We found that truck stop near Centreville just off the Trans Canada Hwy. It was a less than restful night: excitement that we were close to our destination and idling refrigerator trucks kept us awake most of the night. We got a late start the next day and made it to our destination by about 5 pm.
This is the view from our back step. We have settled in nicely and are making the best of the downtime in isolation. Our sore muscles from heavy lifting and packing followed by seven days of driving are beginning to feel better. Life has slowed down so much that it is sometimes hard to keep track of the days. Daily mandatory check ins with the government of Nova Scotia to confirm that we are still isolating help us count down the days! We have reached the half-way mark and are grateful that the day of isolated travel through NB counts toward the two weeks.
Here are just a few images from my “excursions” outside. Our world is pretty small at the moment… we can walk the large yard (but the black, fierce sounding dog next door keeps me well within the front area near the house). We are also allowed on the balcony… which we do not have.
The fall weather is glorious with just enough grey days to add variety. On one rainy day we tried the raincoats on the pups…
…neither Ash nor Teak (the green turtle🤣😜) were too impressed!
And just to share my “walk” I decided to take a video to demonstrate how short it is.
I am not complaining! We are happy to be here. The downtime has helped us to regroup, browse the internet for real estate options and catch up on much needed rest. The bright sunshine and warm weather today does beckon and I can hardly wait to venture out for an extended walk. We are making plans for our first official outing. A beach excursion is high on the list! and then there is the town… so close and yet so far! The last time we visited Parrsboro was in pouring rain at the end of September 2018.
The weekend is near! Wishing all of you a safe weekend! Till my next check in.