You’ve all heard the expression “as the crow flies”; well today we really learned the meaning of that expression. When we turned Daniel on and plugged in the location of our next camp ground, our GPS indicated that it was 75 miles away (that would be “as the crow files”). But once Daniel had “calculated” our route, the actual mileage that we would be traveling was over 125 miles. Now we know why the crow never takes the road. His estimate of the time it would take was just over 2 ½ hours. What he did not know was that we were driving an RV and that the road would be up and down extremely steep hills and around winding and curving roads. About 4 hours after starting, we arrived at our camp ground, after nearly running over an elderly Newfoundlander who had no business being on the highway.
We passed Marble Mountain, the Maritime Provinces premier ski resort. It has a drop of 1700 feet and receives 16 feet of snow each winter.
We saw a scenic pullout on our side of the road and decided to pull over for a stretch. It was 1:30 and I suggested we have lunch there. While I made lunch, Bob got out the step stool and Windex and cleaned the windshield. I had been complaining about not being able to take pictures out such a dirty window.
Most of the pictures for today were taken from inside the RV (many before the windshield was cleaned) but still give a good idea of how picturesque our drive was.