The wannabe Explorers GOes up the east coast
In this episode of wannabe explorers, my friend and I decided to take a week to road trip up to Nova Scotia, Canada.
Our first stop was Natick, Massachusetts, right outside of Boston. We stayed there for the night to eat at a Japanese buffet called Minado. Once again, I have no proof, but the food was terrific! Probably one of the best buffets I've ever eaten to date.
Lobstah rolls in Maine
After stopping by Massachusetts, we head straight to our next destination, Maine. We took a slight detour to eat a hole-in-a-wall lobster shack called McLoons. My friend and I ordered a lobster roll, and by far the best lobster I've ever eaten. I even have a photo to prove this. It was so good I had to order another one since it was my first and only time at McLoons.
Soon as we were done eating our lobster rolls and dessert (I got the blueberry cheesecake), we headed straight to our campground to spend a few nights and explore Acadia National Park.
Buzzing around Acadia Natioanal Park
We woke up early that morning to go to Acadia National Park and hike up the Beehive trail, and it almost reminded me of Angel's Landing at Zion National Park, but a lot easier and less scary. My acrophobia senses weren't tingling this time around.
After the hike, we explored around Acadia National Park. Since it was relatively early in the morning, we can see the fog and mist beginning to clear up. We also found the thunder hole or something, but since it was low tide, we didn't think much of it.
We decided to wrap up a little early and found we could do a private plane tour around Acadia. We decided to go on it later that evening, and being the last trip, the pilot decided to let us fly around the island a bit longer than we had reserved.
Note I said, "Let us fly." the pilot tour guide let my friend to fly the plane for a good 10-15 minutes.
That's when my acrophobia senses started tingling during those 10-15 minutes.
Hiking in the rain
So after 3 long days in the car, we made it to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Unfortunately, it was raining and foggy all morning, but we still hiked and explored the park, specifically the Skyline trail.
We did the hike, and we could see nothing but fog at the end. But the wind definitely picked up, and the rain got worse. We could've gone further, but we were afraid of flying away and falling to our unknown death since the trail continued along a cliff.
Despite the gloomy weather, it created some pretty interesting photos.
One last Photo
Before our departure back home, the rain stopped, and the sun began to peak out. I told my friend to pull over a few times before we left Nova Scotia. I'll let the photos below explain what I saw, but it was almost movie-like and gave me a sense of nostalgia and calmness.