We got up without rushing and had a leisurely breakfast in our cabin before checking out. We set off for the Wood Islands Ferry, stopping periodically to take photos.
Mom really wanted a picture of dairy cows and finally found a spot close enough to pull off and get one. Just as she was lining up the perfect photo, dad burst into laughter and scared all the cows. Apparently he was quite amused by the way they stood staring at mom while munching their grass.
Dad felt rather guilty about ruining poor mom’s photo so determined he would find another group of cows. It took awhile, but he found some and pulled over – promising not to laugh and scare the cows again. We rather suspect the cows over heard this promise and decided to do their best to test dad. One particular cow went great lengths to jockey and shove her way between the others so that she could be in the center of the photo. This time dad and the girls ended up laughing hysterically and mom gave up trying to get a perfect picture of a dairy cow.
The ferry between Wood Island, PEI and Caribou, NS.
We arrived at the ferry and put our car in line. Then we popped into the gift shop and the cafeteria for shopping and lunch while we waited for the ferry. When it did come we loaded onto it and then climbed up top to see the sights and take pictures. Mommy wanted to sit where she could watch the horizon as that is supposed to reduce seasickness. It helped but not completely.
There was a singer on board to entertain us plus lots to see as we left shore. The 75-minute trip went by quickly and we found ourselves once again in Nova Scotia!
We made the short drive from the ferry port in Caribou to our next destination in Pictou. Everyone wondered about mom’s choice of hotels when we turned off onto a narrow gravel path into the woods. We wound through the forest and up the side of a mountain. When we emerged we were at the beautiful Stonehame Chalets! Our “room” was a little cabin on the mountain with a view of everything in the area (we could even see Cape Breton off in the distance) There were llamas and horses and bales of hay for us to watch a touch.
We enjoyed a swim in the outdoor pool (even mom swam this time) and walked down to the main lodge for supper. On the way, mom pointed out the blueberry patch. Since it was August, they were ready for picking and we all sampled them.
Supper was slow but tasty and we enjoyed chatting, listening to the crickets and enjoying the view. We walked back to the cabin, played Scrabble and then went to bed.