Wednesday, August 24, 2016
We had a beautiful day to travel to Nova Scotia. As always, we were sad to leave the area but excited to see new territory. We arrived at Scotia Pines Campground early afternoon, unloaded the car and went to Peggy's Cove. It was about an hour and a half drive but worth it. First we stopped at the Swissair 111 Memorial. A beautiful spot just before Peggy's Cove. It's hard to imagine that so many people perished in that crash. The coastline there reminded us of the coast of Maine. We then drove over to Peggy's Cove. There are 28 full time residents there. The roads are narrow and it's hard to imagine that huge buses drive up there. We walked from the Visitor's Center to the lighthouse and out about on the rocks. We had a great dinner at the restaurant overlooking the lighthouse. For the first time, we had sweet potato fries that were served with curry mayo instead of ketchup. It was a great first day in Nova Scotia. Today we went for a motorcycle ride on Glooscap Trail. It is a scenic drive along the Minas Basin-a part of the Bay of Fundy. It was an unbelievable ride! The views were just breathtaking and the riding hilly and twisty with very little traffic. The Bay is known as the "chocolate river". It actually looks like melted chocolate! We read about the tidal bore that can be viewed from a place called "Tidal View Farm". So off we went looking for this place. We couldn't believe it but it was actually someone's backyard that allows people to park and watch it from their hillside. We were the only two people there. It was a sight that we won't forget. We arrived just in time to see the low tide and within 20-30 minutes the whole area filled in with water. If the weather is nice tomorrow, we will go for another motorcycle ride. We head to the Cabot Trail on Friday for a few more days of riding up there.