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.
The route we took was hilly but as we went through the wooded areas it kept us away from the wind a little.
We hit the 30,000 kms milestone today.
Another ribbon road.
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.
We found a nice B&B and then headed down town for a nice walk around.
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.
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.
The Hector was the ship that bought over 189 Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1793.
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.
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.