Our Location: Adventures East Campground, Baddeck, NS
A few uneventful days after our visit to Louisbourg, lots of rain, cold, damp weather since my last post. It rained too hard to do anything in the way of sight seeing so we spent our time with the heater going to stay warm and stayed inside to remain dry. So we'll just skip all those boring details, which brings us to the last couple of days. On Wednesday, June 20 Jan arrived back to the mainland from Newfoundland around 6:30 pm. In anticipation of this undetermined time, it could have ranged to an hour on either side of this time, we parked at a very convenient Walmart, 5 minutes from the Ferry Terminal so we could be in the comfort of our own home instead of trying to put in time doing things we didn't want to do or sitting in the Dogsled for a couple of hours. Nearby Campgrounds I'd found only one that was within a short distance of the terminal and it was seasonal only. We did see two on our drive out of town after picking up sister but they hadn't shown up on any website or book that I'd looked at.
|Interesting name for a restaurant.|
|On our way to Adventures East CG in Baddeck, NS on the Cabot Trail.|
She had a great time, viewed some sights, and enjoyed family time. She said the crossing was fine both ways, longer coming back than going by about an hour and a bit rougher on the way back. She was waiting with bag in hand when we pulled up to the terminal building to collect her. She had a big smile and I think she was a little happy to see us. We were happy to see her too.
|Some pretty sights to see even with the bit of rain falling.|
|You can see the road is wet and one needed to pay attention on these downward grades in places.|
We spent the night there at Walmart before moving on yesterday morning. We had made plans weather dependent of course and since we were pretty sure the rain would end by noon we started out on the next leg of our journey. Sure enough by the time we had hooked up and had the wheels rolling around 9 am the rain was coming down once again. Not hard but enough to make us use the wipers on an intermittent setting. We travelled not overly far but about an hour to the area of Baddeck, NS. We are now on the Cabot Trail. Pulling into Adventures East Campground and Cabins we proceeded along the flag decorated drive to the office. The nice lady in there was very helpful and before long we were setting up in Site 18. It took a few tries before I managed to get the Igloo in the spot, a bit tight for making the turn, the fresh soft gravel made things a bit tougher, and of course you know just when you're backing in to a tight spot other cars need through, a garbage truck needed through and so after those few minor inconveniences I was able to get a good clear shot and within a couple of minutes we were hooking up the utilities and setting up home. The rain was pretty much stopped by now.
|Leaving the office at Adventures East Campground and heading for our site just up around the corner.|
The sun came out about this time bathing us in wonderful sun shine, warm temps and black flies. Close to the hardwood bush and we were stirring up the wet grass we found ourselves not swarmed but annoyed. The breeze of course blows them away for a few minutes but they return, so sitting outside wasn't an option but we had all the doors,windows, and vents open letting in the warmth and the bright sunshine. An afternoon walk for sister and I found the black flies not too bad but we didn't stop moving. The afternoon found Riley taking a dip in the heated outdoor pool. She wasn't gone long but offered up the fact that it was warm and she enjoyed it.
|Looking down down the roadway from our spot at Adventures East.|
|An empty spot between us and the 5'er. The little motor home has New Jersey plates on it.|
The campground is nice, clean, with some new spots evident. Lots of fresh new gravel makes me think the park has expanded a great deal in the last little while, a year perhaps. Lots of spots available, 2 and 3 way connections, a few tent sites and 3 small cabins as well. A very nice shower/bath house, along with 4 top load washers and dryers, a heated out door pool, a small canteen tent open on weekends, dump stations, numerous dumpsters and this weekend they are having a chili cook off, various kinds of bingo and something else that I can't remember. (Haha, sorry but I didn't read all the flyers pinned to the wall). The grounds are well kept, a fellow came by with the weed wacker yesterday doing all the trimming on the already well cut grass. It appears as if there may be free campfire wood (haven't asked but noticed folks walking away with armfuls) by the bathhouse as well. Nice spot, a Passport America Park as well.
|Our spot, sister Jan heading back to get her phone as we head out for a walk.|
A call to Dad, left a message, lunch, and of course some reading finished the afternoon off. The clouds came along around 6:30 pm and the temps dropped fast, reminded me of the desert. Cool morning also remind me of the desert and if yesterday is any indication the days with sunshine will be hot quickly once the sun rises.
|Looking the other way down the road. The big white truck nearest is the Dogsled, the other little truck is from BC according to the plates.|
Today will be a touring day. I think we're going to do at least part of the Cabot Trail today, the northern part up to Meat Cove, Chedicamp and perhaps as far down as Iverness. However that is a guess at this point, we'll know more when we actually get in the Dogsled and head out. We're looking at sunny skies for the next few days, so hopefully we get lucky and it stays that way.
|Sites on both sides of the roadway, only two way hook ups here though.|
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the visit.
Until next time... take care, be safe,