My time at Five Islands has come to an end. The workamper job here has been problematic from the beginning but I have been trying to make the best of the situation in order to honor my commitment. However, working conditions have deteriorated to the point that I am no longer willing to continue. I submitted my resignation this morning. Although I have offered to finish out the work week, it is very possible that the owners will change their mind about that later.
Knowing that this could be my last day in Five Islands, I decided to take a drive down a couple of roads that I have been wanting to explore. The first was the road to Sand Point, the other campground that sticks out in the cove to the left of our beach. Driving down Wharf Road to get to Sand Point I noticed how brilliant the colors were today ~ the green of the grass, the blue of the water and the red in the mud. We have had two days of pounding rain and it seems to have refreshed everything.
The view from Sand Point was so different from our campground. The viewing angle of the islands is such that you cannot see all five islands, but you can see both the smooth front and eroded back sides of Pinnacle Island.
Next up was a trip into the village of Economy and a drive down Soley Cove Road. The view from the main road offered a tantalizing prospect of finding some very interesting formations in the cliffs of the cove. The views looking back to the cliffs below the road in Economy were beautiful, but further down the road I hit the jackpot! In a sheltered area of the cove I found a “flowerpot” formation. This occurs when a section of the cliff gets eroded into a freestanding rock that resembles a terra cotta planter with trees and plants growing out of the top of it. The most famous of these are located at Hopewell Rocks, on the New Brunswick side of the Bay of Fundy. It was exciting to find one here.
The last stop for the day was a return trip to Blue Sac Road to show my buddy, Judy, the views from there. Unlike my first visit there, though, I followed the road to its end this time. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the road drove right out onto a sandbar with a beach. After spending some time enjoying the peacefulness there, we returned to the campground. Time to start preparing the bus for travel mode. :o(
Although I will be leaving Five Islands, I will not be leaving Nova Scotia. I have made arrangements to stay in another campground about 25 miles from here. It is closer to the Trans Canada Highway so my sightseeing excursions will be easier to manage. There is still much to see before I return to the States!