Day 78 August 26, 2014 Meat Cove to Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
After a windy-as-hell night in Meat Cove, we woke up to a beautiful, warm and sun-shiny morning. Ya know who else woke up to a beautiful, warm and sun-shiny morning? About ten thousand freakin’ black gnats!
We’d figured on staying in Meat Cove for another day, but we couldn’t take the swarming gnats. Once again….run out of town by crazy blood-sucking s.o.b.’s.
The decision was quickly made to start our trek towards Sydney, where we’d be catching the ferry to Newfoundland. We said goodbye to Debbie & Tony, and headed south.
After making the 9 kilometer trek back down the bumpy dirt road, we stopped at a little market to get some drinks for the ride. Mark got Red Bull (for energy), and I got Marley Mellow Mood (for mellowness). Different strokes for different folks.
Our second stop was at Black Brook Beach for a quick look-see.
Next stop, Ingonish Beach. We went for a short swim in the cold water, which was actually refreshing on this hot day. Mark took a dive into the cold water, popped back up, and realized he’d just lost his sunglasses in the ocean. No worries though, ‘cause a couple minutes later he found them, floating all by themselves right back to him!
The road down the coast was steep and winding. Apparently, some traveler wasn’t paying attention and they mowed right over the “Steep Hill” sign on the side of the road.
We checked into the RV park outside of Sydney and took time to do some chores. We washed the Space Shuttle (this park had an RV washing pad!!), washed the dogs (with our outdoor shower), did laundry, took nice long hot showers, and grabbed dinner at the fish and chips take out stand on the property.
Since this RV park was the closest one to the ferry terminal, almost everyone at the RV park was either coming from, or going to, Newfoundland. We talked to some nice Newfoundlanders, and got some tips on some things to do up there. We were getting excited about the next leg of our adventure!