A Travellerspoint blog

June 2022

Cheticamp (Waves End RV & Campground) and Cabot Trail

sunny 25 °C
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After the horseriding fun at Shelby's we arrived to Cheticamp and the view on the arrival was breathtaking. The sun was going down with an orange glimmer above the sea and our campground was overlooking the show. The time zone is a bit shifted to late sunsets (around 21:00)

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Rigth after sunset the wind got stronger and stronger and a heavy storm with a lot of rain approached. Good background music for sleeping as the rain drummed on the trailer roof and the wind whistled in a high pitch. The next day was also less gloriuous as the rain stayed with us for the whole day. We drove to a nearby laundry and did some grocery shopping and stayed inside the rest of the evening. The next day's weather was the opposite as early morning sunshine woke us up fairly early. No sign of clouds so we decided to do a day tour to the Cabot Trail Road further North and East. It was a beautiful drive and we enjoyed a nice lobster lunch at a local restaurant.

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We spent the afternoon at the beach staring into the Atlantic Ocean, thinking of our extended family and friends in the distance. The water was too cold for swimming for us but the kids enjoyed the sand and mud and played for hours in a rare unison. The low clouds and the sun gave a unique backdrop of shiny and foggy details changing every second.

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I have recorded a quick four minute video about part of our driving today, enjoy!

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Horseriding at Shelby's

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After a fairly long drive we arrived to Shelby's Ranch which we found on www.terego.ca As our kids started to ride horses a few months ago in Hungary they were quite excited. They quickly made friends with the misses managing the horses and liked a lot the farm animals: four goats, a tiny pig, a hen, three rabbits and three cows (Baba, quite a common cow name in Hungary, Gizmo and Blondie).
The next morning we asked if pony-riding is possible or not and there was a chance. We had to wait a little bit until 11 and then Shelby made the day for our kids. After the riding we had a traditional lunch (borsófőzelék tükörtojással) and started at around 2pm for another 300km drive to a seaside campsite up in Nova Scotia. We will spend a few days there exploring the Cabot Trail and then we stop by at Shelbys again enroute to Prince Edward Island. Some serious ocean-views are coming soon!

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The highest tide in the world

sunny 27 °C
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I just wrote in my previous post about the world records so often used in the USA for attractions, sometimes being real, sometimes somewhat excessive. Then the next day we found another world record confirmed by several websites about the highest tide in the world!

We went for a walk with the kids at high tides first and it looked like a "normal" bay and a dock with a few fishing boats.

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Then we went the next afternoon at low tide and I dropped my jaws. The sea was nowhere near the shore, actually you can walk about a mile to reach the water. So we walked on the bottom of the sea for about 20 minutes to see the new coastline.

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The dock was also quite special with all the fishing boats standing on the bottom of the dock, without any water under them. They placed a metal frame underneath each boat and they were also fixed with a rope to the dock to prevent overturning. It is also nature's cool reminder of work life balance as no fishermen can do overtime once the water is out of the bay.

The rest of the walk covered a snall lake called "bottomless" which is about 20 meters deep. Nice diagrams explained how this special bay was formed after the last ice age, when the melting ice carried loads of rocks to the seaside, then land moved up and down to form this special area.

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The Big Axe Brewery

and the largest Axe of the World!

semi-overcast 19 °C
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Everything is bigger in the Americas. Bigger land, bigger roads, bigger cars and bigger cities. There are many signs starting with "The biggest ... of the world!" so I was not surprised that we accidentaly found the biggest axe of the world!

To meet more local people we registered on www terego.ca where you can book one night stays on local farms, wineries, breweries and destilleries. We mix these short stops on longer driving days with staying several days in more comfortable campsites or near attractions to spend more than one days. Our first stop was at a brewery called the Big Axe. It was after a long drive of over 500kms so we just arrived 15 minutes before they closed the pub. Perfect to taste their beer and to stock up for the coming days with some nice IPAs.

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Tue next morning it was light rain and I woke up first. Started to check google maps to see if I can go for a walk or run with the dog when I realised the biggest axe of the world was just 2,5 kms from me. Had to see it so went for a run and it is big indeed.

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Chaudière Falls Park near Quebec (in Levis)

overcast 25 °C
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During my web browsing I started to save interesting locations across Canada so whenever an interesting picture or story crosses my online readings I save them on Google Maps for later. One of such a saved location was just ten minutes from our current campsite at Quebec so we decided to have a look with the kids and the dog.

After parking the car and getting out the trolley and the dog we realised that there are long long stairs up and down the area. I had no time for any workout in the past two weeks so I thought climbing a few (hundred) steps with the trolley and the kid in it will do for now. The effort was absolutely worth it as we walked on the rocks of the riverbed, then climbed up to the cable bridge which is about 22 meters above the water level and moved back and forth as we walked on it. We had a sandwich lunch on a bench and suddenly our dog started to growl. We did not see any reason for a few seconds but then about 30 cms from the dog I also noticed a curious squirrel who somehow did not notice the dog at first. The kids were loving it and I tried to save them from the trauma of our dog catching and eating a sweet squirrel in front of their eyes. Then the squirrel finally realised that the crumbs of our sandwiches are protected by a laaaaarge animal so he qickly disappeared on a tree. No trauma, just fun.

After lunch and a saved squirrel we visited the power plant building which is not really open for visitors as it is a working power plant. There are two glass windows to stare down the depth where supposedly the turbines are running so Abel enjoyed seeing the technical details. Then we just walked back to the car and my workout program ended by lifting the baby trolley into the trunk.

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