My Travel Adventure To The Canadian Maritimes Part Three: Northumberland Strait, New Glasgow and Cape Breton Nova Scotia
|Beach and Mountain Range On Cabot Trail Cape Breton, Nova Scotia|
Before departing from Moncton, I asked the Nova Scotians in town which parts of the province I should check out. Everyone said that I had to go to Cape Breton. One of the residents of my hostel told me to "get Cape Breton out of the way." He suggested that I get a coach directly from Moncton to Sydney. When I asked about beaches, he advised Louisbourg behind the fortress. I went to the public library to read road maps of Nova Scotia. I made a tentative itinerary. I would hit Amherst and then head South to Parrsboro. From there I would turn East and stop at Five Islands Provincial Park for a couple of days of camping and swimming on the Bay of Fundy. Afterwards I would continue East to Truro. There I would decide whether to go North to Cape Breton or continue East to Halifax. On the Couchsurfing site I initially found a family to host me in Amherst for one night. As normal I would always make multiple requests because one could never be sure if people will accept, decline or not reply. There was a profile which caught my attention. A woman named Sarah lived on a farm by North Port on the Northumberland Strait. She said that her house was walking distance to the beach. My primary motive for heading to The Maritimes was to enjoy a summer of sun and surf. Moncton is too far inland and since I don't own a vehicle I couldn't access Fundy Park or Shediac. Sarah not only accepted my request but agreed to come to Moncton to pick me up. I cancelled the request in Amherst.