Still, I know we have exciting adventures ahead of us and I know at some point we will come back to Nova Scotia - Canada's Ocean Playground.
The teething problems we've had with the caravan are now all fixed - yippee!!! We have a new convertor, some new wiring for the lights in the slide and Tony fixed the problem with the toilet! He was right all along in his diagnosis that the stench/stack pipe was pushed too far into the black tank where the toilet empties. This meant that the tank couldn't vent through the pipe and instead blew back through the toilet! The dealer we bought it from was going to have the caravan back in on Thursday for the day, but Tony took matters into his own hands and fixed it in about 20 minutes - brilliant! Saved us the hassle of having to move the caravan and having to amuse Mr Puss in the truck for a whole day - something I was not looking forward to!
So we are pretty much ready to go. We will need to move things around bit before we head off - anything that might shift in transit needs to be put away or secured. Towing a caravan is a whole new experience for me. I'm used to traveling in a campervan where you know about it straight away if something shifts or a drawer or cupboard door pops open, and you deal with it. With a caravan we won't know until we stop if something has moved so we need to be extra careful when we pack up.
It's exciting to know that in less than a week we will be back on the road. Tony has really enjoyed his work at the campsite here and the owner is so pleased with his efforts he has told him there will always be a job waiting for him should we come back - it's so nice that he has been appreciated for all his hard work.
We have a job lined up for July and August in Ontario near to Owen Sound on the Bruce Peninsula. It looks an amazing place with 400 acres of wilderness, 14kms of trails, a lake and even caves - which Flynn can't wait to explore. There will be lots to keep us busy, plus lovely facilities we can use and lots to see and do. Tony has a second cousin not far away so it will be great to catch up with him and his family too - they really made us very welcome on our first Canadian trip back in 2009.
We will be setting off on 24th June and aim to be at our new site by around the 30th so we can enjoy Canada Day on 1st July in our new location. Our first stop is planned to be Saint John, New Brunswick, where we hope to catch up with a friend and then we will make our way to Quebec and then into Ontario.
I will leave you with a short video of the famous Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore which we saw yesterday. The Bay of Fundy experiences the highest tides in the world with a peak tidal range of 15 metres, (50ft), and the Tidal Bore is "a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a standing wave of water that travels upstream, against the current of a river or narrow bay", (bayoffundy.com). We watched the tidal wave coming in yesterday and although it wasn't a huge wave at this time it was still pretty cool.