For a while now I've been saying that I'm looking forward to turning 50 and this past weekend confirmed my thoughts. Going rafting was on my list of things to do to celebrate my 50th. Last month Dave booked a rafting tour and a cabin at Tidal Bore Rafting Park & Cottages. My birthday is next month but the celebrations have started !!!!!
We left the house at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. Getting to the rafting park is a 4 hour drive but we knew we had many stops before getting there. We did'nt really have a schedule so we took our time; stopped whenever we had the urge to explore. I knew that one of those stops was at an antique store in Hubbards (one of many costal communities on the other coast of Nova Scotia) to buy a fair trade basket handmade in Ghana. Before getting to the basket we stopped in Chester Basin - look at that view. (Note for my niece Colleen - it is very similar to Mahone Bay, you would love it).
I forgot to take a picture of the antique store where I got my basket but here we were at the Hubbards Farmers Market. We got a baquette, cheese and cookies.
Our initial destination - the rafting park. They are not in the hustle and bustle of the everyday busyness. They own acres upon acres of land. You drive their dirt road driveway for about 10 minutes before getting there.
Below Dave is walking the road leading to the Main Lodge.
It's getting late folks, I will leave you for tonight and tomorrow night I will show you our cute little cottage we had for the night.
Unfortunately we had to leave our camera behind so I don't have pictures from the time we get into our rain gear and life jackets; into the river and getting back but I will have an after picture of Dave and I - we are pretty soaked.
In the meantime, watch this promotional video the owners have on their website. It gives you a pretty good idea of the place.
Can I just say ''WE ARE GOING BACK''.