Charlottetown to Pictou – 86.42 kms (including ferry crossing)

Sunday September 27, 2015

We had stereo snorers in our room last night, nowadays it is referred to as surround sound! I must have been tired because I managed to sleep until 6:30, Ralf said he didn’t get much sleep.

After a light breakfast at the hostel we set of for the ferry at just after 9:00 am. We headed off into the wind, sometimes it was a great tail-wind and other times it was a blasting side wind, which knocked us sideways.

Windy Day

Windy Day

The route we took was hilly but as we went through the wooded areas it kept us away from the wind a little.

Rock in a Nest

Rock in a Nest

We hit the 30,000 kms milestone today.

30,000 kms

30,000 kms

Another ribbon road.

Road to the Ferry

Road to the Ferry

We arrived at the ferry earlier than I thought we would. We were able to get on the 1:30 p.m. ferry and arrived in Pictou at 3:00 p.m.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

We found a nice B&B and then headed down town for a nice walk around.

Willow House B&B

Willow House B&B

Pictou is either for sale or closed for the season. It is a nice place, but it is the end of the season and there wasn’t very much open.

Museum Pictou

Museum Pictou

However, the Hector Heritage Museum was open and was very interesting. The Hector is a replica ship that took ten years to rebuild, it was started in 1990 and was launched in 2000.

Replica of the Hector

Replica of the Hector

The Hector was the ship that bought over 189 Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1793.

Clan MacKenzie

Clan MacKenzie

This used to be the old Post Office and was bought by a couple from Florida, they did some renovations, then ran out of money. It is now on the market for $115,000.00. I am guessing it will take a lot of money to be able to run it as a B&B or hotel. The pigeons were flying in and out of the upstairs windows.

Old Post Office - Pictou

Old Post Office – Pictou

As we are in a B&B we could not cook in the room, so we ate in a Chinese restaurant, it made a nice change and the food was good.

We tried to stay awake for the lunar eclipse, but by 10:15 when we still hadn’t seen any change in the moon, we went to sleep.

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