Tuesday, October 23, 2012
a bike trip, part two: deer island...
after taking the ferry back from grand manan to black's harbour (with a little detour to see another lighthouse), our second destination was deer island. this island was tiny. you could probably drive from end-to-end within a half hour, and driving around it wouldn't have taken much longer. tiny, yes, but oh-so-quaint. we both loved this island and the feel it had. i guess in a way it was more like home for us.
the fog stayed with us on this island, but the weather was mild. the water was like a mirror, and the fog seemed to just add a feel of mystery to it.
out of curiosity, we stopped at this little shop. the shoppe itself turned out to be in a house next door, which was basically hundreds of old books, with some interesting antiques in there as well. it was one of those times i was so upset to be on a bike, with no room to bring back so many interesting things with me.
we stayed on deer island for one night, in a motel to dry off. it was such a treat. then it was time to catch our next ferry (this would be ferry #4 at this point). we managed to find another lighthouse on our way, where we stopped and had a surprise visit with a couple of seals. those would be the little black blobs in the above photos. they were actually much closer than they look.