I started to run out of steam the last few days of vacation, and didn't quite find time to blog. On Sunday and Monday, we took the scenic route from Halifax to Yarmouth, and then to Digby. DH likes lighthouses, and we were able to find several!
Sunday was another rainy dreary day. And windy. This picture shows the wind whipping along a beach.
And here are a few of the lighthouses between Halifax and Yarmouth.
The sun made an appearance shortly before sunset.
The highlight of Monday was having breakfast with Joan from Ouvrages d’une Acadienne. in Yarmouth.
We had to change our plan a couple of times, but we made it happen! Joan was so instrumental in my getting started into blogging, and it was such a thrill to meet her.
And guess what we saw after we left Yarmouth – yep, more lighthouses.
There are also some very lovely churches in the area.
Be sure to notice the pretty blue skies in these pictures.
Once we got to Digby, I visited the only quilt store that was on my itinerary – A Needle Pulling Thread. Darlene has the cutest little shop, and is a real sweetheart.
Every inch of her walls are covered with quilts. Many of them are Kaaren’s from The Painted Quilt. I especially loved seeing this one in person, because I won the pattern and fabric from Kaaren last year. I need to get started on the stitching.
Tuesday found us taking the ferry from Digby to St. John as we began the long trek homeward. It’s about a three hour ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy, and there’s not a lot to see. Two highlights of this day included a tugboat that came out to help get the ferry into the dock,
and because we arrived in St. John at high tide, we drove over to Fallswatch Park to see the reversing falls. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, and at high tide, the water rushes up the St. John River, and actually reverses the flow of the river. It was amazing to watch.
I couldn’t capture the power of the water with my photos, so I shot my first ever video! Unfortunately, I’m having trouble posting it.
And then a very long drive home. We were held up slightly in Customs, because the Agent was from DH’s home town, and they had to chat about people and places that they both knew. Today was a stay-at-home day, and I got a good start on the huge pile of laundry. Yippee.
We had a fabulous trip, got to meet Sheila, Joan, and Darlene.drove about 3300 miles, ate tons of wonderful seafood, saw beautiful scenery, met interesting people, and totally fell in love with Nova Scotia. It felt good to sleep in my own bed last night, though.
Back to stitching now . . . Sunny