Thursday, June 13
North Sydney, NS to Sackville, NB
273 miles; cloudy with periods of rain; temps mid 50′s
Once we got off the ferry at North Sydney in my mind I switched from vacationing mode to getting home mode. It always works that way for me the last day or two on my trips. So I didn’t think much about the ride, seeing sights or taking photos, particularly since I’d ridden this route on several earlier trips.
But every time I pass Radio Canada’s large antenna farm just east of Sackville on the Trantramar Marshes it brings back memories of my ham radio days when I was a kid on the farm. There are 10 curtain array antennas suspended from poles and towers that were used to broadcast signals simultaneously from 9 transmitters. Unfortunately, all shortwave radio transmissions from RCI ceased in 2012 and service is now available only on the internet.
Friday, June 14
Sackville, NB to Topsham, ME
400 miles; partly cloudy; temps mid 50′s to mid 60’s
Today we made a beeline for Topsham, with only one stop of significance — the duty free shop at the border crossing to snag a bottle of 12 year old Glenlivet.
Paul had called ahead to ask Linda to get some fresh clams and lobster for a traditional Maine feast at the Wilson B&B. Paul cooked them to perfection, and were they ever tasty!
Next on the menu was the fresh lobster Paul and Linda had prepared. They know how to do it just right and it was tasty as ever, a marvelous “welcome home” dinner. The evening was capped off when we lifted a toast to our trip, courtesy of Linda’s Maker’s Mark.