We spent the morning in Pictou so that we could enjoy the Lobster Festival. We toured many little shops and took pictures along the shore. We enjoyed learning about rug hooking at a little shop, where both of us purchased a little starter kit to try our hand at rug hooking.
After a great lobster lunch at the curling rink we departed for Cape Breton and the ferry. The fog rolled in as we got close to Baddeck. We drove into North Sydney, a seaport since 1785, and relaxed at the ferry terminal. The weather was quite dreary and we were both ready to sit and read.
Bernice took several pictures as we drove onto the ferry. She described the loading of a ferry as a practical application for playing Tetris. Our berth was on the 8th level of the ferry. The main deck, level 7 has a restaurant, games room, teen town, internet café and comfy chairs for watching TV or sleeping.
Our berth was very compact with 2 sets of bunk beds, a night table and stool, closet, and washroom with a shower – all within a 10’ by 7’ space. The ferry left at midnight. We only experience a short period of rougher water in the early hours of the morning. Gravol works.