A Travellerspoint blog

9.11.07

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

storm 17 °C
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What a day. Well, this morning was a bit of an early morning because I needed pack up camp and drive about an hour to catch a ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia.

After bidding farewell to Tim and Donna, some fellow campers from Texas, I headed off in time to catch the ferry. Side note on Tim...it turns out he is the only one-armed policeman in Texas. Furthermore, while fighting for us in Vietnam, he caught some shrapnel and was hospitalized. Once he was fit for action, he went back to the lines and shortly thereafter, lost his arm. After arriving back in the states, he found out that his name was included on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, DC. Tim told me that this unique occurrence ended up landing him on national news for a short segment about his story. These were definitely some great folks.

The ferry departed at about 9:00 am and took about an hour to reach Nova Scotia. After arriving in Nova Scotia I decided to take my time driving to Sydney (the departure point for Newfoundland). Along the way I stopped to visit a lighthouse and grab some fresh fish from the “Fish n Ships”. Although this plate of French fries and fried cod came out of a 20’ x 20’ shack, it sure was fresh, greasy and good!

Found a camp about a half hour outside of Sydney and pitched the tent in nothing less than a torrential downpour and winds in excess of 30 mph…this ought to be a great night I thought.

Posted by Rodger 19:01 Archived in Canada

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