So here we are: with no kids, hanging out in a town that more than doubles when all the runners descend to participate in its race. It’s a weird feeling, because everyone knows that is why you’re here, but everyone stares anyway, because it’s just not that usual to have lots of tourists here.
It was a very exciting drive here. We drove and drove and drove and ended up close enough to home that Mike’s phone suggested a restaurant in the town next to ours (Hall’s Harbour Lobster pound). If you look at a map of Nova Scotia, you will understand what I mean, but just imagine that the land is a backward C. We’re near the period, and Parrsboro is on the tip of the C. So we drove a huge circle, but if we’d had a ferry it would have taken 20 minutes.
The race-kit pick-up was in the little town before this one and the fun feature (for us) was pulling out from the pick-up spot only to hear a bizarre sound. Mike quickly realized that we must have a flat tire. So we two got to learn how to change a tire for the first time! What fun! Luckily it was scorching hot. But we feel accomplished now.
We are now ensconced in our B & B which is extremely lovely. Mike has discovered that the television has cable which is something we 5Downed ages ago. This makes for a great deal of novelty and it has (thus far) prevented him from making it to the whirlpool tub. I just heard him say “WOW, commercials!” like he’d just uncovered a fossil or something.
And tomorrow is one of my bucket list items: running a race on the ocean floor. Already I’m happy because the t-shirt has the best design ever. I will share photos tomorrow. Not Since Moses in the morning!
Day 274 scorecard: 1370 down, 475 to go
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