Hello from Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, where I cannot believe I have wifi. The morning is cool and misty, the way it was yesterday, and I figure that's fairly standard for a morning. Yesterday it burned off and I had a spectacular day getting sunburned at Hopewell Rocks. Amazing.
If you want more details on the whole shebang so far, the bear and moose I saw on the road, being attacked by black flies (and the cats getting into the spirit of trying to swat them, which I have on video), and the mods I made before I left, my blog is Adventures in Scamping.
But I'm halfway through this solo trip from Minneapolis to Nova Scotia and back in my 13 ft Scamp
, with two furballs whose idea of "roughing it" is a Super 8. I had some stressful driving as I came across Ontario and my standard of hell has a new definition (Montreal, in the rain, in the road construction, with road signs in a language I don't know), but I feel like I've regained my road mojo. I'm off to PEI now for a couple of days and then I'll start my Nova Scotia sojourn with Cape Breton.
A couple of campground reports: I've had magnificent experiences at the various provincial parks I've stayed (Kakabeka Falls in Thunder Bay, Driftwood in Deep River, Mactaquac in Fredericton, N
and Fundy National Park is likewise beyond my expectations. I'm going to aim to stay in the Cabot Trail Provincial Park in PEI, but then I have no plans. I stayed in two private parks, one of which was a decent nightmare (outside of Thessalon, ON) with no water running in the bath house, but to be fair, it wasn't entirely their fault. And Camping Transit outside of Quebec City was nice enough, if you like being stacked in like cordwood next to a major highway. The interesting thing about the weekend at Camping Transit was that it seemed to be a rally
for the Federation Quebecois de Camping et de Caravaning, though I never got to ask anybody about it. But there was a 16 ft. Scamp
a few rows away, with Quebec plates.
It's the weirdest thing, having no real itinerary--which is something I've never done before and it's actually caused me more stress than not (chalk it up to being a solo woman), but so far, it's worked out pretty well. Weather Channel says that it's probably going to rain the next three days, so I'm glad I brought my rain boots in addition to my coat. I'm also hoping I'll run into a grocery story or a Walmart to stock up on food that can be cooked inside the Scamp
. I used my brand new induction cooktop for the first time two days ago and it was magical.
So, if anybody has any suggestions for where to camp in Nova Scotia, let me know. I'm hoping to come down around Halifax (could use a recommendation around there) and then over towards Annapolis Royal/Digby and I would like to find a centrally located campground so I can do day trips instead of hauling the Scamp around.
Happy travels, all!