Monday, August 21, 2006

Grand Manan!

We're back! A day early, because of bad weather today (Sunday.) Grand Manan has breathtaking scenery, but not much else.
Peter and I were supposed to do a whale watching tour this morning, but it was cancelled because of the weather, so we left a day early. We consoled ourselves (me) by stopping into St. Andrews and hitting the souvenir shops and having a very nice meal.

Grand Manan is gorgeous! I would love to have a cottage on it, but I don't think I could live there year round. There's no movie theatre, no Tim Horton's, etc. Plus, since there's only one doctor on the island who stopped taking new patients some time ago, many islanders have to go to the mainland to for doctor appointments. You also can't give birth on the island.

First Things First

We had breakfast at the Irving Big Stop in Salisbury.
They have these IQ testers on the tables. This was a game I finished. According to the score list, I'm retarded. I always suspected as much, but it's nice to have it confirmed. Though I would like to point out it was only 7am, and I hadn't had any coffee.

Black's Harbour

The ferry terminal in Black's Harbour is hideous. However, one of the locals told us about a nice beach, just a ten minute walk away. You can see an automated lighthouse in the first picture off in the distance. It turned out to be very nice, after all.