My sister Tammy’s Birthday.
Before leaving Fredericton we stopped into the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. We saw their permanent display of Cornelius Krieghoff and some paintings by Sir Winston Churchill. I didn’t know that he painted! There was a wonderful display of whirligigs on the lawn and fabric sculptures of horses on the roof.
We found a small café and local art gallery for lunch. It was filled with a variety of styles of work. They were advertising for artists that would be willing to work on their art in the display window of the café. What a neat idea.
We crossed into Nova Scotia, toured the Northumberland Shore route, ‘Sunrise Shore’ and stopped at the Visitor’s Centre. We had a picnic lunch and enjoyed watching people come and go. A VW ‘hippie, flower power’ van got a lot of attention. It was decorated with painted flowers and peace signs.
The Seafoam Lavendar Farm in Seafoam, N.S. was an interesting place to visit. They had a cute little gift shop with everything you could imagine being made with lavender.
Wallace is an important name in Nova Scotia. The name showed up everywhere, Wallace Bay, Town of Wallace, Wallace Station, Wallace Ridge …
We arrived at the Auberge Walker Inn in Pictou, Nova Scotia. We were met by Sam and her dog, Hannah. Sam has lived in six countries, she left a high tech job to buy the inn and continue running it as a B & B. Sam is a very impressive lady and an independent and gracious hostess. The inn has ten rooms with bath. She had 14 guests, 4 cyclists from Washington State, 2 couples from Italy, a mother and daughter from Australia and others. It made for an interesting conversation at breakfast the next morning.
We went to a wonderful little Thai restaurant for dinner where Bernice and I toasted each other on our decision to retire and begin the next phase of our life.
Abandoned house in Pictou