I missed a connection with friends in Mahone but I did have a lovely day exploring that whole area. I took off out to Peggy's Cove. Everybody shows pictures of the iconic rocks and lighthouse, but nobody to me about the protected natural area just inland. It's a most stunning, unique place capped off by the usual photos. Which are all on my camera and will be downloaded to my computer when I get home. (Should have got the camera with bluetooth or wifi.) So stunning.
I drove a little down the coast road. I could live there but for the price and the summer people. In a small hidden cove, I saw an eagle that had taken down a seagull, but fate took its revenge. The eagle was a smaller bird, and he couldn't seem to fly while carrying his treasure. So I had the pleasure of watching him for about an hour as he tried to decide what to do.
IWithout connecting with my friends, I decided to go back to Halifax. I found a place to sleep but couldn't settle. I slipped the other day going down some stairs in the rain. I didn't seem to be hurt, but as the days have passed since it is worse and worse, not helped by sitting in the car and sleeping in a half sitting position. Last night, I couldn't sleep for the aching, and I was at a kind of low point. I just wanted my mommy, and my own bed. I decided to cut my trip a bit short.
So no Newfoundland for me. On the upside , I can hotel it all the way home. That help enormously by simply getting to stretch out,. Bonus. And I still have a good visit to some places that I have longed to see on the Niagara peninsula. And if I don't get them all in, oh well. It's good to still have things to dream about.
In an awful lot of ways, I have done what I needed to do here. I showed me I can do this. I can camp, if I choose, and I can go and do even if not everything worked perfectly. And I get to go home with cool yarn.