We drove in the pouring rain from our AMAZING B&B in Charlottetown through the rain (did I mention the rain?) to Louisbourg NS.
It’s a long drive.
One thing I’ve realized about Atlantic Canadian roads — don’t believe the google. Google will tell you that it takes X many hours to get from place A to place B. This isn’t going to happen. It takes a lot longer. I can’t really explain it. Even accounting for rest stops and refuelling, it takes a lot longer. Just like reading this paragraph. Sure you could have gotten this message in a much shorter sentence — yet it just seems to carry on, and on, and on, about how long the driving distances are.
That being said, once we got into Nova Scotia the landscape seemed to change. It probably had more to do with us being really close to sea level. There were fewer trees (compared with New Brunswick) and a lot more windswept grasslands.
We drove through NS and onto Cape Breton Island.We followed the Trans Canada up to Sydney, and took the road to Louisbourg.
We arrived late and had a dinner at the Grubstake restaurant. I mention it because both Travelling Companion and I loved the house salad dressing at this place.
Secondly I mention it because Louisbourg is so small that we ended up eating there each of the three nights we were in the town.