Summer 2008 - Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Newfoundland travel blog

Mud Flat Along Minas Basin

Hockey Heritage Museum, Windsor, NS

Giant Pumpkins in the Field

Giant Pumpkin Display

We continued along the coast highway this morning and it continued to be terribly rough and winding. It didn’t improve until we joined the highway coming up from Halifax. There was a nice picnic spot along the highway and right beside the bay where we stopped for lunch. The tide was way out and we saw lots of red mud flats and dry streams.

We stopped in the small town of Windsor to visit the Hockey Heritage Museum. Ice hockey is believed to have originated in Windsor around 1800 when the boys of Canada’s first college, King’s College, School, started playing a new winter game called Ice Hurley on Long Pond behind the school. During the next 50 years, Hurley developed into Ice Hockey. Before leaving Windsor we went to see Howard Dill’s Giant Pumpkin Patch. Mr. Dill produced world record pumpkins, the largest weighing 1,446 pounds! There were some big ones in the patch by the road and on display on the front step.

From Windsor we went on to Grand Pre where we checked into the Land of Evangeline Family Camping Resort. It is just down the road from the Grand Pre National Historic Site which we will tour tomorrow. The campground is on Evangeline Beach which is a great place to watch the Bay of Fundy tides. We spent quite a bit of time there this evening. It is also a popular spot to watch shore-birds.

We will spend two nights here, looking around Grand Pre, Wolfville and Kentville before heading further down the Annapolis Valley.

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