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Pictou, NS - Harbor Light Campground - Site 35

Pictou, NS - Harbor Light Campground - Site 35, another view

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 0 - our route - 166 miles

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 1 - a small part of New...

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 2 - entering Pictou

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 3

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 4

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 5

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 6

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 7 - can't keep the rain out...

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 8

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 9

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 10 - the Hector

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 11 - a blue one to go...

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 12

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 13

Little Bra d'Ors to Pictou 14 - Canadians love their flags


Our trip to Pictou was 166 miles of fairly good highway with 95% of it Trans Canada Highways. It rained almost all the way but the skies did clear just before we arrived at the Harbor Light Campground. We have 30 amp full hookups, good WiFi and good cell service for a change. I was able to get the satellite for the first time in over a month but it doesn't take much of a cloud to interrupt it. It is a very large campground with most of it seasonable but is in a prime location due to its proximity to the PEI Ferry. Most anyone with an RV that is going on the ferry stays at least one night here.

Shortly after getting set up we left for the ferry terminal to see how to get there and what is required for boarding. Turns out there are no one-way reservations. If you are going to take the ferry to PEI and the Confederation Bridge off at the other end of PEI, you are first-come, first-serve. What is really unique is that you don't pay to go to PEI, just when you leave - no matter if you leave on the ferry or the bridge. Anyway, it turns out this 26 RV caravan we have been playing tag with for the last ten days and came over on the ferry from Newfoundland with us is also going to take the ferry tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if they broke the rules and somehow have a reservation tomorrow. We plan on being at the gate by 7:00 a.m. for the first departure at 8:00. There are six crossings tomorrow so it is just a matter of when not if so we will have to wait and see.

After getting back from the ferry area, we went downtown to wharf area ns saw the Hector which is the ship that the original settlers of Nova Scotia uses when they landed in Pictou back in 1773. We then went to Sobey's to replenish our food supply. They are similar to our Publix back home and good meats, fresh fruit and produce. It also turns out that even though lobster season is over in Nova Scotia, they still had live lobsters from somewhere. We didn't ask where it came from, but just got one for Doris. She had thought she would not to be able to get them anymore and said that made a full baker's dozen for the trip.

Tomorrow is an early rise to try and get on the ferry to PEI where will spend the next 12 days at three different stops.

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