Day 12: From Cape Breton to Halifax

by Elinordin July. 10, 2011 1122 views

Goodbye Cape Breton! Even though it was a difficult night last night, we still love that KOA. Sarah really likes the owners, the friendly and helpful couple, who live on the campground itself.

One last picture with Bras d'Or Lake. It was still gloomy and cloudy when we left but thank God the rain had stopped.

It was so pretty to see a spot of blue water on the lake when the black cloud revealed the blue sky and the pale sun was peeking through it.

A bald eagle on the tree!

The rocks from this quarry were used to build…

… this Canso Causeway.

On the Causeway crossing the Canso Strait.

Even though I had packed rice for us, we decided to stop for lunch here at Antigonish.

Oh yeah… let's try the McLobster! … while it's still available.

This was our first McD meal during this road trip, not bad eh?

Well, it's cheaper than the local lobster rolls.


Just could not wait to try it!

It's not bad because you can still see the chunky lobster meat :)

Sarah noticed the French short form on the cup, McD's slogan for “I'm lovin' it”… coolio!

We always had to pause and think every time at any trash bin in Canada! Heheh! Canadians are very environmental conscious, they even have recycled toilets at some Visitor Centers. No flush! I leave it up to your imagination!

Continuing our journey.. up and down the hill across Nova Scotia.

Our next stop is Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia.

The KOA is located in Upper Sackville.

By the Sackville river.

Hey, it's a small world! Here, we met again our campsite neighbor in Cape Breton. A very friendly couple from Hamilton, Ontario :) It was nice meeting them again.

After pitching our tent and had our dinner, we went out to Atlantic Superstore to replenish our food supply.

On our way back to our campground, the sky was so pretty at dusk!

The next day, we headed towards Bay of Fundy shoreline to see the world's highest tides. There are several tourist spots, but we simply picked Hall's Harbour.

We arrived here around 1pm and the lowest tide was forecasted around 3pm. Even then, it was already low!

Over here, the average high tide is 30'-35' and the maximum is approximately 42', depending on the moon phase, and the Atlantic current.

We were all amazed to see all the boats stranded on the harbor floor. Heh!

I guess this is the best place to see the dramatic effect of this highest tide phenomenon.

We then walked down through the boat ramp :P

This fishermen's wharf is among the favorite photo locations to see the effect of this highest tides.

To be continued…

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