Monday, July 22, 2019

East Coast Trip Day 6 ~ Port Maitland NS to Halifax NS

My list of places to go on Day 6 (May23) was longer than could be accomplished in a day. We made the best of it by visiting as many spots as possible after leaving Port Maitland where we'd stayed the night before.

First stop of the day was to find the Fort Point Lighthouse in Hunts Point NS. It is a beautifully curated and maintained property. We especially loved the Pirate Stories about the place.

We skipped Western Head Lighthouse in Liverpool as the drive took us well out of our way to our final destination near Halifax NS.

We did stop for photos at Beach Meadows NS.

Port Medway NS is a very picturesque seaside town with a lighthouse. By now you probably have realized that I love lighthouses.

We were welcomed for lunch by the Sea Hag at the Port Grocer Cafe Art Space in Port Medway NS. This eclectic gem is the local restaurant, grocery store, post office, gift shop, library, bakery, meeting space, art gallery . . . and the food is fabulous. Try the seafood chowder with an oatmeal beer. So delicious!

Lunenburg NS ranks as one my very favourite stops on our road trip.

I've already blogged separately about our time in Lunenburg. Just click this link if you would like to see just some of the things that make Lunenburg so special.

We had to skip Terra Beata Farms and Mahone Bay.

We did stop in Indian Harbour to grab a quick letterbox.

Peggy's Cove is famous for its picturesque and typically east coast profile. House are perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Driving uphill especially the last few yards up to the Sou'wester Restaurant was best done with one's eyes closed . . . unless you are the driver. I was amazed to watch a huge motorhome make the steep ascent.  Little did I know I would be facing even steeper climbs in a few days . . .

We enjoyed supper at the Sou-wester in Peggy's Cove. Hal didn't think much of my shandy (Nine Locks Dirty Blonde beer and ginger ale) but sure did enjoy his Rickards Red.

Yes, I am definitely sunburnt . . . the sun was out ALL DAY . . . finally!

After our delicious supper we hit the road (and back down the steep part again!) for our final stop of the evening . . . the Stardust Motel in Timberlea NS. Timberlea is only a few minutes from Halifax but the motel prices were much more economical. We stayed at the Stardust Motel for two nights.


Stay tuned for my posts about Day 7 and 8 of our east coast road trip.

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