Sunday brought us to Lunenberg, a top tourist destination, and it sure felt it. Rather Disneyesque, mobs of people (it was Sunday, after all), and extremely steep hills to drive and walk on. It felt very uninviting, so we saw a sign pointing to a village called Blue Rocks, and there we found it, after much driving on scenic and twisty roads - we saw and felt the "wow"! This small fishing village was pretty much untouched and quiet - and the rocks really are blue. There were only a few people driving in and out. It was a sparkling day too, so we continued on to Mahone Bay, another picturesque destination, full of people because it was Sunday, and eventually arrived at Graves Island Provincial Park.
Graves Island may have been an estate once - on an island connected by a short causeway to the mainland, and basically a large hill where the some large RV's were parked in an open area. We drove around and found THE campsite that everyone coveted, but that the camper ahead of us chose not to pick, and Bingo! it was ours, for four nights. We are perched on the water, a few yards up off the rocky beach, with incredible privacy, 180 degree view of the water and islands of Mahone Bay - and it is indeed the "wow"! The sunrise is right out our window each morning, and we don't need to close that shade at night because it is so private on that side. We had to delay our visit to Halifax for two days because all the hotels there were booked up with conventions - and so we are "forced" to stay here for four days. Wow!