Day 7: Peggy's Cove
I'll spare you all Day 7, since that was mostly our ranting and rambling about our next touristy destination - Peggy's Cove. If you feel so inclined our blog post is here:
It did however have my favorite graffiti of the trip on a lonely bench away from the masses:
Day 8: Kids love us, Dogs love us, Birds love us.....
We slept pretty well last night at the "Halifax" KOA, it seems like our pattern of staying at a campground with water/electric every couple nights is a good way to go since it keeps our batteries topped off and the convenience of having water inside the camper is nice. I say "Halifax" with quotes, because even though it's in the county, it's no where close to the city. We dined on pancakes since this is the first campground on this trip to have a pancake breakfast, and headed off to the capitol of Nova Scotia, armed with only a myriad of free tourist maps.
Lindy, in her week or so of Canada research, had stumbled across the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. Since it boasted a healthy exhibit on the Titanic, she knew I'd be game. We were pleasantly surprised too, in that it also had other well thought out exhibits on topics such as Nova Scotia shipwrecks, sailboats, goose boats, a viewable archive, and an awesome assortment of models, both contemporary and antique, of local vessels. It quickly proved itself to be one of the best museums I've ever visited outside of some of the "National" museums of Washington. If you're ever in Halifax, it's worth a couple hours of your time, especially if you're a transportation geek like me.
They also happened to have a tracker for Atlantic hurricanes in the lobby, convenient since we were trying to dodge our second natural disaster of the trip - Hurricane Irene!
Also included in the tour was the opportunity to go out onto the pier and board the CSS Acadia, a research vessel that spent close to 30 years in service mapping out the bays and rivers vital to this region. It's amazing how well built these older ships were and how well it has held up even to this day.
Upon returning to the public parking lot where we'd left our rig, we were greeted by another winged creature. This one, some form of local bird, took a special liking to the Skamper-ized Tacoma. We laughed about it's presence and were about to shoo it off when it hopped on the roof. As we tried to dig out the camera, it began to dine on the buffet of insects that had met their fate on the front of the camper, and by the time I was able to snap a shot, it expressed it's love for the Skamper by spreading its wings and hugging our truck, seriously, birds love us....
To be continued...