Stuck in Sydney

Thursday was a pretty weird day. We packed up in Summerside, and made our way off the Island. After paying the $44.25 exit fee to take the 13km bridge back to New Brunswick, we had some serious time to kill. I finally convinced Graham to let us go to a Starbucks, which happened to have an amusement park right next door – Sylas couldn’t have been more thrilled. 

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We were somewhere outside Antigonish when the e-mail came through. Due to sea conditions in the Cabot Straight, our sailing to Port Aux Basques had been cancelled. Cancelled?! How/When are we supposed to get to Newfoundland then? I called Marine Atlantic, and they had no idea what I was talking about. So we continued driving, and kept driving. Just outside of Sydney, we got another e-mail. We were to sail out on Friday morning. 

I frantically called around to find a cheap place to stay. The winds and the rain were coming down hard and I’m too much of a princess to spend a night like that in a tent. Motels were too expensive and most cabins were full. Eventually we got lucky though, a little campground in North Sydney had one cabin left, it was small but we could make it work.

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We are now in the waiting area to board the MV Blue Puttees, its running late, as usual we’re told. Hopefully we’ll be able to board soon!

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