Graham's Pioneer Retreat
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... a early French fortress built on the water. The French had built a huge wall jam packed with cannons and artillery. They were so worried about an attack from the sea that they placed all their defenses near the sea and nothing on the land, all expecting an attack from the sea and not where the British soldiers actually came from. So, of course the British took over with surprise on their side...twice. ...
Days on Road: 16.5 weeks
Travel by motorhome: 11,451
Travel by car: 5,275km
Total km: 16,726km
New Wildlife sightings: DLOPHINS & LOTS OF WHALES!!!!!
In the last blog I raved about the humpback whales but didn't tell you much about where we were & why the whales were there! The small village of Tiverton is on Digby Neck, a long peninsula with 2 islands at the end, linked to ...
... greeting each other! Then it turned into an unbelievable performance around our boat!!
We had 5 humpback whales gathered around the boat, going back & forth underneath, popping up to look around, spy hopping & talking to us! Well maybe that's an exaggeration, they where talking to each other though!!
I caught the ferry over to Digby, Nova Scotia. It took around 3 hours and for the first time in a long time I wasn't hungover. I amount of times I've spewed on a boat or ferry because of that is endless. The hostel was like Moncton - a beautiful town house in a place kind of like Metung really. I was really lucky and met Ilda in my room ...
... for the 18 hour trek to Lorton, VA. Bathrooms are about the same size of those on board an airplane; or even a bit smaller. The train has very tight quarters so it was best to leave our luggage bags on the bike and only take absolute necessities onboard with us.
The Amtrak Auto Train runs from Sanford, FL, to Lorton, VA, and back. Lorton is just south of Washington, D.C. These trains (there are two of them) ...