Sunday, September 15, 2013

East Coast Trip

We have completed our trip to the East Coast. Our trip with Warren and MaryAnn took us to Shediac NB, Charlottetown PEI, The Cabot Trail, Louisbourg, Halifax, Peggy's Cove,  Lunnenburg, The Bay of Fundy, Saint John and Moncton.

For the most part, the weather cooperated and we had a good time. I have lots of stories to tell and will elaborate later, but for now, take a look at some photos:

Shediac NB


The Dunes

Charlottetown PEI

The Cabot Trail

Sydney NS

Louisbourg NS

Halifax NS

Peggy's Cove NS

Lunnenburg NS

The Bay of Fundy

Saint John NB

Moncton NB

We flew to Moncton from Toronto and stayed our first night in Shediac. We stayed in an old inn with small rooms but it was adequate and had a very good meal in their restaurant. We then visited the shores of New Brunsick at Parlee Beach.

We left Shediac and took the Confederation Bridge to PEI where we spent some time at The Dunes and Charlottetown. The GPS was set to shortest route and it took us through some back roads of PEI. This turned out to be quite an adventure even though the car was covered with red mud by the time we got to Charlottetown.

The following day we went to Antigonish and stayed in a lovely B and B at Victoria's Inn. The room was comfortable and the breakfast the next morning was exceptional. We loved this place so much that we stayed there again 2 days later after our trip to Cape Breton.

The trip along the Cabot Trail was stunning. It's a long trip to do the whole trail but worth it. We had lunch in a the eastern town of Cheticamp where we enjoyed some very tasty seafood chowder. In fact, most places we visited for lunch or dinner, we had a bowl of seafood chowder.

After doing the Cabot Trail we decided to get a hotel room in Sydney NS. This town once was a thriving mining and steel manufacturing area has seen better days. It has a lovely location overlooking a bay and the Holiday Inn was a good place to stay.