Day 19 of our vacation – our last day in the Gaspe. For a morning outing Tom had it in mind to drive to the location of the iconic rock-in-the-ocean picture -ile-Boneventure-el-de-Roch-Pierce. It was well around the tip of the Gaspe and back down the other side – about an hour drive. In the little town of Perce there was shopping, lots of restaurants, one place up on the top of a bluff to see the Rock, and several warfs along the bay with good views. We took the pictures, shopped the boutiques, and ate fish and chips at a small restaurant – best fish and chips I have ever had. Then, we headed back to the Silvermine and Charlie, and prepared to leave the Gaspe and head to Nova Scotia the next day.
Thursday, July 14 (my birthday!) we started out re-tracking yesterday’s excursion, but this time with the Silvermine attached. Yesterday we had rehearsed the truck for the long 17% grade hill heading down into Pierce, and the rig of truck/trailer handled it just fine today (we have never seen a 17% grade on a public road before.) As we left the other end of Pierce, there was a small park where we could pull over and squeeze in a picture of the Airstream with the famous big rock icon in the background.
It was a longer drive than we had counted on – leaving the Gaspe, driving through a portion of New Brunwick, and then crossing into Novia Scotia. Still on the metric system – but at least the language and directions and maps are mostly American-Speak. Our Amherst Provincial Park campsite (just a one-night layover) is absolutely beautiful and the weather couldn’t be more perfect with temps in the 70’s and nice breezes. A perfect place for an outdoor 64th birthday dinner for ME!
We don’t go camping any more . . . we go ‘streamin’ ! The “SIlvermine and His” is our 2016 23' Airstream, and ‘streamin’ is the name we use to describe our adventures. Stream along as we document everything from weekend trips to longer summer excursions and full-blown vacations. You know what they say: if you’re not in an Airstream – you’re just camping!
Tom & Ella Brown