Ahh… feels good to be back in the U.P.!
The drive back from Nova Scotia was relatively uneventful…. In addition to a new alternator, I had to have my brakes machined because they had gotten so rusted from sitting next to the sea for 4 weeks that it didn’t feel safe to drive! And, the first time I went to get gas, the gas tank release was stuck and took 2 people to open. Opened and closed it a few times with some WD 40 and all was well.
I had some friends meet me at my parents in the Buffalo / Niagara Falls area on the way home, and I took them for a tour of Niagara Falls. We had a great time. Though, the sunny blue sky day became overcast as we walked around. We did the maid of the mist and walked up near the falls – where the mist and spray are drenching – with some protection from the glorified garbage bags they call raincoats that come with the tour. When we were done, we threw the rain coats away and within 5 to 10 minutes it started raining!
The moral of the story: if you want a nice, sunny vacation – plan it with Sam, not me. I seem to have a rain cloud following me.
Newfoundland is truly a spectacular place – even in the fog and rain! I have wonderful memories and tons of pictures, which I haven’t had a chance to sort through yet. But, will try to get some posted in the next week or so. I am still sorting and cleaning gear and going through mail and getting ready to go back to my folks in Buffalo.