My first stop was in Levis, Quebec at a commercial campground called Camping Transit. I had booked a pull thru site but because there was a large Class A RV parked in behind, I would have had to back in, the owner who leads you down to your site offered to back me in. I only stayed here two nights so that I could go to either Old Quebec (Vieux Quebec) or the Chaudiere Falls. Once I found out that dogs could go on the ferry from Levis to Old Quebec, that's what I decided to do.
|Campsite 234 Camping Transit
|Chateau Frontenac Vieux Quebec
|Streets of Old Quebec
|Lovely stone building
|Church in Old Quebec
|Beckett and Keltic arriving in New Brunswick
|Campsite in Republique Provincial Park
|Beckett checks out a painted rock.
|Boys at the entrance to the gardens
|One of the Mosaic floral sculptures outside the entrance to the gardens.
|Canada Goose Sculpture
|Babbling brook and bridge
|The Chicken Coop
|Rocket with stained glass birds
|Rocket points the way.
|Mactaquac, Site 383
|Rocket at Officer's Square
|Changing of the Guard
After New Brunswick, it was time to head to Prince Edward Island. I did stop in Moncton on the way and took my brother out to lunch. I reached my sister's place outside Charlottetown in the early evening. They have a long straight driveway so my brother-in-law backed my trailer in. On the drive down I had noticed weather cracking on one of the tires and when I hitched up to leave for PEI saw that the tire tread was splitting. Since I had a week in PEI, I arranged to get new tires and had the trailer serviced on site to put on the new tires.
|Awaiting the new tires
My main reason for going to PEI was to attend the Arsenault family reunion, my maternal grandmother was an Arsenault and with the passing of my mother last year I felt the need to connect with our ancestry; but more on that in another post. I had a week until the reunion weekend so I did get a chance to do some tourist things in PEI.
|On the harbourfront
|St Dunstan's Cathedral
|Rocket and friend
|Celebrating the Acadian World Congress
|Point Prim Lighthouse
|Beckett and Keltic at Point Prim
|Red sand beaches
|Cap Egmont looking toward Mont Carmel
After PEI, I went onto Halifax, mainly to see relatives but of course to see the sites as well. I booked four nights at the KOA in Upper Sackville. When they asked me at registration if I needed anything I said help backing in so they sent a young fellow down to the site who backed the trailer in for me. There was another woman at the site next to me who was also travelling with her dog. I knew from her plates she was ex-military; well, it is a small world, it turned out she knew my youngest sister.
|KOA Halifax West (Upper Sackville) Site D10
|Pond at the KOA
|Tall ship and Cruise ship
The following day I drove to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Lunenburg is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I drove back along the coastal highway stopping in Mahone Bay, at a beach, and ending up at Peggy's Cove.
|Street signs in Lunenburg
|Dorys in Lunenburg
|Mahone Bay churches
|The boys at Peggy's Cove
|Me at Peggy's Cove
|Peggy's Cove harbour
|Prince of Wales Tower Point Pleasant Park
|One of two Martello towers in Halifax.
When I got the Rusgonis Big Stop it was only 5 pm and I knew I could get to the Mactaquac provincial park in another hour so I got online (free Wifi at the Big Stops) and booked a site. There was a fire ban so no campfire this night.
|Mactaquac, Campground 3 site 368
|Republique Site 44
|Camping transit, Site 170
It was great vacation. At first I wondered if I would like it but at the end I was kind of sad it was over. Podrick is all emptied out and I washed him off today, I still have to clean a bit inside and check all the caulk before taking him back to storage. Looking forward to another long haul next year!