Lazy Day

Trip Start Sep 08, 2011
Trip End Sep 25, 2011

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Flag of Canada  , Nova Scotia,
Monday, September 12, 2011

We had a very quiet day today. We got up at 5:30 as usual in preparation for the sunrise. JB went to the beach to take photos and I stayed at the cabin, standing on the deck with my coffee and watching the sunrise. It was very overcast, and there appeared to be a fog bank rolling in. The sun got above the horizon, shone a brilliant orange, but then was quickly swallowed up by the cloud.
We had porridge and maple syrup again for breakfast, and mulled over how to spend the day. I wanted to spend some time at the cabin because even with the overcast sky, the views of the water and landscape were stunning. I was also intrigued to see what creatures / birds might happen by. There were still no birds anywhere near the feeder, but it was still early days and I was hopeful that this might change. We decided to have a lazy day at the cabin, and possibly go for some walks.
JB's finger had swollen up and was blue from bruising. I was quite worried that he might have broken it, even though he said he could still move it. At several times during the day I asked him if it was alright, or expressed my concern over it. At one point I asked him what sort of pain he was getting from it, and he replied "mainly ear ache at the moment!" which set me off laughing, and I tried not to ask about it so much after that. He was convinced it was just bruised, and just needed time for the swelling to go down. I did manage to convince him to hold a wrapped ice cube against it to help with reducing the swelling.
It was a bit of a miserable day weather-wise, and we had no inclination to go anywhere or do very much. Around mid-afternoon we got sleepy and had a little nap (well, we were on holiday!) JB went down to the beach for his sunset photos, while I watched the evening draw in on the deck, before making gnocchi and pesto for dinner, which is a favoured dish of JB's.
It's interesting how quickly we have adapted to the lack of electricity. We run the generator for about one and half hours in the morning while we shower and get ready. The generator is needed to pump the water from the well for the shower and washing up and while it is on we charge any of the electrical items that need it (most often the camera batteries). As it is often dark when making dinner, we have the generator on for another half an hour. Other than that, we use torches. Linda gave us a wind-up torch and a couple of led book lights, but I also had my camping torches that I always take with me. We've got used to using the torches and living simply (as long as I have my iPod, iPad and Nintendo DS!)
Tomorrow we plan to go whale watching.
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