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A Few Sunset Pictures near Port Hood





Since we had a planned drive of 60 miles today, we set a departure time of about 11 o'clock. Most of these RV parks don't want to see you much before noon and we figured we had about a 1 1/2 hour drive. We had to make a quick stop right after leaving the RV park because we forgot to put the rock guard on the front of the Jeep.

We crossed the Canso Causeway into Cape Breton Island and took Highway 19 north along the coast of St. George's Bay. The road was very rough in places so we made another stop to get Foxy out for a walk; she does not like rough twisty roads. Shortly thereafter we arrived at our home for the next three nights at Sunset Sands RV Park in Port Hood. I was a little worried because this park isn't in any of the traditional RV directories; I found it in the Nova Scotia Tourist Magazine, Doers & Dreamers. It's a nice park, run by the community; 50 amp, full hook-ups and not a tree in sight...meets all our needs. It doesn't have a particularly great scenic view but in just a short walk, we have great views of the Bay.

We went to the Admiral's Tavern for dinner; food was good, town was incredibly quiet considering it's a holiday weekend but we think this is what life is like in these rural communities. We took a walk to check out the scenery, a guy in a boat was grilling hamburgers for his dinner and a girl was setting up her tent on the beach with a kayak close by. Suddently, I felt like a city slicker because I couldn't ever imagine pitching a tent on a remote beach and sleeping there all night by myself.

We watched the sun go down and captured a couple of pictures. It wasn't a particularly pretty sunset because there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

We'll do some sightseeing tomorrow.

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