A down day at Pictou after the long drive. Museum at Hector Quay, where the replica of The Hector, the first sailing vessel to bring Scottish Settlers to Pictou in the 18th century being refurbished, is outstanding. Glenn offered to help the Design Engineer and Project Manager if he had any issues. After considerable laughter, he politely declined.
Beautiful countryside saw some remnants of destruction from hurricane Fiona, went to and walked the Melmerby Beach for a half hour – gorgeous sand, visited the fishery museum and then a fast trip to New Glasgow for seafood chowder - so getting anxious for lobster.
We ended our day with a trip to Caribou Island to get a shot of the Lighthouse; the road is so narrow that you are able to see the ocean from both sides. On Jun 1, we are off to Newfoundland.
Another 5-hour drive to Pictou (pronounced as Pic Toe, not Pic Two, as we were firmly corrected) NS. Staying in a wonderful B&B, beautifully decorated home full of 160-year-old charm and original stained-glass windows. Found out that the new owners purchased all the antiques on Facebook Marketplace.
A friend said you've had a long drive, time for wine, so off to the NSLC; we bought a couple of Kim Crawfords. Ended the evening by enjoying a seafood casserole at the Harbour House Resto.
The Shortest and the Longest Bridge Hartland NB
SeaBank House B&B - built by R Grant a prominent businessman, merchant, President of the Bank of Pictou now Scotia Bank and Senator in Ottawa late 1800s. This 160 year old house has been beautiful restored by Elizabeth and Glenn, highly recommended for anyone traveling to Pictou. We had the Queen's room, fit for a Kind and Queen.
Left Montreal at 11 a.m., 5 minutes away from home. I said, "I think I forgot something," Glenn asked if I wanted to go back, and I said no, well I did forget something very important, the card reader to transfer my photos from my cameras to my computer! Pretty upsetting, but yesterday I ordered the card reader from Amazon to have it delivered to the hotel we are staying at in Deer Lake. Thank goodness for Amazon.
Arrived in Grand Falls, NB hometown of our famous RMGC Pal Ray McManus around 5 p.m. dinner at Harbour House, then after directions from the local constabulary - off to see the falls; they were not so grand, but ruggedly interesting as they are created by a series of rock ledges over which the river drops 75ft.
Sylvia and Glenn Itinerary - May 29 to June 30
This trip has been on our bucket list for quite some time. Can't believe that we are finally doing it! We are looking forward to escape and experience the beauty of the landscapes, the kindness of the people and moments that we will treasure forever. Sylvia is so excited to possibly photograph puffins, whales and bergs, I do hope that'll we get to see all three in abundance. Glenn will act as the trusty Serpa. We'll take our devices so we can be reached at any time.
Montreal to Saint Anthony including ferry
Saint Anthony to Argentia
Ferry from Argentia to North Sydney and back home