We came very close to skipping Fundy National Park and heading straight to the Beaches of PEI. But second thoughts were to stick with our semi original plan of spending two days.
We took several scenic off shoots along the way putting us into the park between 7-8 just before dusk turned to darkness - a real habit of ours...having so much fun on the road we forget to get into where we are going before dark. Makes for fun parking of trailer at night and amongst trees....
It was getting darker and we were still out touring the back roads almost getting into a jack knife situation to get out of one dead end - I had had enough so back on the highway and peddle to the metal..
Driving into the Park we thought we had reach Northern Ontario - where the is NOTHING For miles....
We got into the camp just before dark and settled in nicely - got our barring had a nice meal (with everything still working perfect in the trailer).
Next morning brought a beautiful sunny and warm day - a perfect day to get out in the park and have some fun exploring the trails and walking the beach at low tied.
And this would be as far as we got - I had moved the car out of the sun and ready to load up the dogs and snacks for the day - we all piled in and turned the key and nada she was not working, Good battery, good spark but we were not getting any fuel. The familiar sound of the fuel pump was distracted by the sounds of the forest....So we spent the day unloading everything out of the car and the yaks too in prep for our car being taken away By CAA - Thank goodness we have the supreme package as she had to be towed over 140klm away to Moncton to be repaired.
Our weekend at Fundy National Park ended up being "FNP"
We did however, as we waved good - bye to our car Gary and Jane were coming in and thought we were waving at them - it was just so to funny. We got to spend a bit more time with them in Alma - a chance meeting. As the Lady at the gate lent us her Van to get some much needed supplies.
You see it would have taken us 30 seconds to get to Alma by bike and probably 4 days to get back up the hill
Again we lost touch with Gary and Jane with unconfirmed plans. Annie and Marvin had changed their plans to swing into the Park for the night to see if they could help us out in anyway. Unfortunately we could not talk them into buying a new tow vehicle for us.
The next morning they headed off to PEI as did Gary and Jane...We enjoyed the day doing laundry and riding around the campground a 100 times -dogs got lots of walking too.
Monday rolled around and yet another gorgeous day - I lost the toss so it was me heading to pick up the car. Once again Linda the Gate Keeper saved the day and was heading into Moncton so I could hitch a ride with her. We had a great morning and did lunch and some shopping. She was heading to get her passport photo for her big trip with the gals to New York in a month. For my huge gratitude to all her kindness I was able to unload several of my "greenbacks" I would no longer need.
Not too many photos of the park I am afraid - on the list for next time.
The TV was finally ready around 5:00 so it was a rush to get back to the park and load up and head out to the Rally. We had already lost 2 days and with the WBCCI block Rally fees - we were really getting short changed. We arrived at 12 midnight. Tired grumpy and hungry....
But all that changed within seconds of the welcoming committee invading our ModPod, bearing gifts of food and night caps...our neighbours were not too impressed
Nice parking job if I don't say so myself. Now at the best of times it is not an easy calm parking when you have so many Airstreams to potentially hit. Do it at night but then they had to throw in a few other obstacles too - like watch the kiddy play ground, come around this tree and back it up between those trees and that Airstream.....I think it was a huge test and I do believe since I was so tired and did not care anymore the sooner I got her done the better - (has anyone heard of first time LUCK!!!!) it weren't skill folks it was pure luck - I could not see a thing and went on memory on my first glance at where they were all telling me to park.
But the best part was - as we turned off the keys it was like a 100 little elfs came out and did all our unhitching for us while we went in and turned on the lights to ModPod for her to receive an onslaught of guests - it was great!!! never had an experience like it in all my life.....and no pictures to prove it neither
That Atlantic Unit and Region 1 sure do put on a classy event - but let me rephrase that - it did not seem like a WBCCI event at all - we missed all the hype and stuff - or maybe they just don't make such a big deal.
Biggest news of the weekend and of course "politics" ruins everything....well not even worth a mention cause it had absolutely no effect on 99.9% of the people there....Just gave a lot of people an even more sour taste of what WBCCI is becoming or better stated has become....all about politics...
Lots of side discussions but nothing that distracted from having a great time.