Day 10: Monday, 6 September 2010
We got up early the next morning and got ourselves over to the ferry dock at the appointed hour. We were originally booked on the Caribou
, but our tickets read Atlantic Vision
... but oddly enough, the ferry that was actually present was the Leif Ericson
The sun was still just coming up.
We stood around for a while, and the Leif Ericson
departed without us. Soon thereafter, the Atlantic Vision
docked. Jason and I sighed and went into the terminal building to find some breakfast.
Eventually we boarded the ferry and strapped down.
I've heard that the Atlantic Vision
has suffered from a lot of mechanical problems, but she worked fine for us and was fast and surprisingly luxurious. $20 including tax got us an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch featuring a number of very tasty entrees, sides, and desserts. We ate for much of the crossing.
Upon docking in North Sydney, we disembarked and headed for the Cabot Trail.
David was going this way too.
From there we headed up to Meat Cove to camp.
And who did we find greeting us at Meat Cove? Martin and his wife Lorena!
As we ate dinner, the sun set.
We built a campfire with Martin and Lorena and chatted for a couple of hours, being joined at times also by the folks at the next campsite, also ADV inmates. Meat Cove was like a mini ADV rally that night.
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