Sunday, May 21, 2006

We're back from our Nova Scotian southwest cost road trip, with a Dairy Queen blizzard in my belly and warm pjs on so I can watch my final movie with Raye in comfort.

It was a GREAT trip!

We had a great B&B in Lunenburg called the Bluenose Lodge. It was beautiful!

We had dinner at the Fish Factory, which someone had assured us got the freshest fish. I had the most expensive seafood dinner on the menu. The lobster tail, the shrimp and the haddock were all fantastic. The salmon was gross.

We walked across the street for cheesecake before walking back to the B&B for a great sleep.

Next morning (Saturday) we had a huge breakfast. 3 choices: french toast (Raye), Bacon and eggs (which I'd had at least 3 times already that week) and something called "skillet." Naturally, I had the mystery dish. Turns out that it's a big messed up omlette. YUM!

We took out walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the old town of Lunenburg.

Then on to Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct National Park for a kick ass 8km hike. Totally recommended - we saw seals and gorgeous rocky coast. And ate one of those famous maritime oatcakes from LaHave bakery. YUM! Too sweet for a cracker, not sweet enough for a cookie. Like oatey graham crackers.

Then on to the Churchill Mansion near Yarmouth. Totally haunted. Totally weird cool place!

We went to the Yarmouth Lightstation for sunset and then on to Ruggers for a scallop and haddock dinner and the BEST cheesecake! Fantastic night!

Today we went to Digby, decided that it would take WAY too long to get down the Digby neck, what with negotiating ferry times etc., and back up again if we wanted to do a hike or whale watching or ANYTHING and still do the other things we wanted to do and get back to Halifax tonight. So we ate lunch (seafood chowder) and grabbed a hot drink at the fantastic Hungry Hollow Cafe before heading off to Anapolis Royal.

Walking tour of historic Annapolis Royal - gorgeous!
Toured around Port Royal, a heritage site nearby. Drove to Delap's Cove and did a short hike around to the Bay of Fundy and nice little waterfall.

Drove to Wolfville where we went for another walk around their little park. Nice little town, actually. But we were ready to go home.

So onward to Halifax (and Dairy Queen).
Tomorrow, I wake EARLY for my flight.


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