Posted by: geonarcissa | July 26, 2010

Maritime Road Trip – Day 6

We had faced rain and fog almost constantly since arriving in Nova Scotia, so it was wonderful to wake up in Pugwash with a clear view of the Northumberland Strait from our tent, with Prince Edward Island on the horizon. Day 6 was our designated no-travel day, so we slept in and then went for a swim in the ocean.

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The campground had a wonderful, rickety set of stairs down to their beach.

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It was close to high tide, so there wasn’t much beach for us to walk on, but we enjoyed swimming and climbing on the rocks.

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In the afternoon, we went into the town of Pugwash to do some geocaching. Taoiseach – an avid Celtic historian – was thrilled to see their bilingual street signs – English and Gaelic!

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Most small towns in Canada have a war memorial, and Pugwash is no exception. We found a geocache close to this spot.

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Pugwash was the setting of a peace conference in 1957 that gave rise to the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

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There’s a salt mine in Pugwash that is also an Earthcache.

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There were several small cemeteries around Pugwash, and most of them had geocaches. I liked this monument against the sky.

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Taoiseach was approaching his 1800th geocache, so we arranged to do a multi-cache for his milestone. But it was gone! So we regrouped and used free wireless internet at the community centre to do a mystery cache that taught us about the Pugwash Conference. Here’s Taoiseach signing the log.

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We took advantage of the low tide to walk along the shore and pick up sea glass and shells.

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When we got back to the campsite, we let the little guy play on the playground equipment while we sat in our comfy chairs. I read, and gazed at the ocean. I noticed something on the horizon and realized it was the Confederation Bridge!

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Here’s a detail from the photo above.

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The bridge was even more apparent as the sun set.

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Watching the sun set over the Northumberland Strait is a pretty rare opportunity for this Ontario-dweller, so I got out my telephoto lens and my tripod and took a ton of pictures. I got Taoiseach to help me with this self-portrait.

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As darkness fell, the Confederation Bridge became very obvious on the horizon because of the traffic lights and lights from cars.

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We spent the rest of the evening relaxing with beer and books.

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  1. Do you sell prints of your pictures? I would be interested in buying a print of your Happy At Sunset picture. Thanks.


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