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17 August 2011

Cross Canada and Back Part 23

Evangeline Trail to Yarmouth, to Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada, to Tantallon



It's the 15th of July 2011, day 61 of our Cross Canada and Back trip. After a good night's sleep at the Cape View Motel outside Mavilette, we joined the rest of the motel guests for continental breakfast in the lobby. It was great talking with the owners and all the other people.



View Mavillette to Yarmouth to Kejimkujik Seaside National Park to Tantallon in a larger map


After breakfast we went down for a hike on the beach at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park. It is a gorgeous beach and the sand feels good on the feet.
Mavillette Beach Provincial Park

Mavillette Beach Provincial Park

View from the Cape View Motel over Mavillette Beach Provincial Park


Eventually we got on the road again, the "Evangeline Trail" in direction of Yarmouth. A nice little town, but apparently there is little going on now, because the ferry to  Maine in the USA does not run anymore.
Liz at Yarmouth Light House

Liz and Anders at the Yarmouth Light House

Anders in the big chair
We visited the light house, and it sure can get windy around there. After a bit of shopping we drove up the coast line to Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada. 





Kejimkujik Seaside National Park is different from the in-land Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic site of Canada which we will cover in another blog. The Seaside park is 22 square kilometers in size. What a jewel in the rough this is. We have all the National Parks of Canada on our website. Check out Kejimkujik.
Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada
One of the hikes you can take is a 4.5 km round trip hike down to the beach, if the weather is good this is a must hike. The fog comes and goes here, so be aware, 25 degrees C can turn into 12C very quickly. The hike is easy and goes through forest, meadows, over boardwalks, over rocks and on to the beach... which it is incredible, like from the south sea. I will let the pictures and the movie do the talking.... Say no more!


Liz hiking Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Anders hiking Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada




Anders hiking Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Liz and Anders at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Arriving at the Beach at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada
It's a man thing...... what can I say! No, Liz made me do it, yes that's it.

On the Beach at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Liz on the Beach Trail at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada


Liz and Anders on the Beach at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Liz on the Beach at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Liz on the Beach at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada

Anders on the Beach at Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada


Kejimkujik Seaside National Park of Canada
After being totally mesmerized by this enchanting beach, spending more time then planned,  we realized that our friends Peter and Maia are waiting for us in Tantallon. We got our buns in gear and headed back to the truck. Tired and hungry we arrived in Tantallon. Maia and Peter welcomed us with open arms..... such gracious hosts.


Liz, Peter and Maia
Peter and Maia have lived and worked all over the world, owned restaurants, cooked and managed homes for many celebrities including house manager for Bob Hope for many years.


What a presentation.... Wow!
Peter and Maia were running a very successful B and B in Tantallon "The Butlers Den" for several years and have now decided to finally retire. With one daughter in the USA and one in Italy, there is no doubt our friends will be busy traveling.


After a gourmet meal, great conversations catching up on good old times ( it had been over 20 years since we last met) and a little wine, we crawled into bed, getting ready for a new day. Life is good!


For more pictures, check out our picasa web album below or go direct to the slide show.


Acadien Southern Nova Scotia,+Kemji, to Tantallon NS


Cheers, Liz and Anders

Here are some shortcuts to all the blogs from our Cross Canada Trip. Just hover over the number to see where it will take you

 1,    2,    3,     4,    5,    6,    7,    8,    9,   10

11,   12,  13,  14,  15,  16,  17,  18,  19,  20

21,   22,  23,  24,  25,  26,  27,  28,  29,  29b

30,   31,  32,  33,  34,  35,  36,  37,  38,  39,

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