Atlantic Canada

Current location: Truro, Nova Scotia Canada (eh)
Temperature: 72F, 22C 
Craziest sighting since last post: A truck coming at us on a narrow one-way cobblestone street in downtown Boston.  Adrian had heard stories about how difficult driving in Bean Town is, and they were all gross understatements.  
Since last post we have driven 1291miles across two states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine), across an international border, and two Canadian provinces: New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

We have experienced so much in the past week. First off, we now know there are two cities for which Google Maps is really terrible: Boston and Halifax.  In both cities, directions were given that were absolutely not legal or possible to follow and regularly given just dumb or dangerous suggestions. But good teamwork got us out of both safely!

Make way for ducklings!

On the way to Boston, we visited with Shane, then Ravi, Sonia and family in Milton, and Ma’ayan in Somerville.

We also caught a Red Sox game! Adrian has always wanted to see Fenway Park, so it was a happy chance that they were in town.
Fun factoid, did you know that if someone manages to hit a home run over the Green Monster and the ball bounces off the lights and lands on the field it is still a home run?  We experienced this first hand at the game!
 
We then headed north and crossed the border, where we had a unexpectedly pleasant conversation with the Canadian Border guard.
We camped for several nights along the Bay of Fundy, and the shores of Nova Scotia. This is a place Polly had been before and as always, was overwhelmed by beauty.
Bay of Fundy at low tide — can you find Adrian? (New River Beach, New Brunswick)

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

 
Sunset (outside the tent view)

Best campsite ever (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia)

We also saw four Bald Eagles from fairly close up, more than either of us has seen in the US in our whole lives. But we did not even have a phone available for any of them — how unprofessional!
This trip is not just beautiful sunsets.  Last Friday, we launched the crowdfunding campaign for our documentary.  Big thank you to those who have supported us so far! We will continue to update progress in upcoming posts.
We are also hard at work scheduling interviews for the documentary. One intriguing conversation we’ve confirmed is with an immigration lawyer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  
One thought-provoking conversation we had was with an old film buddy of Polly’s in Halifax. Sadly he said that he was uncomfortable with the idea of traveling to the US due to reports of increased issues with Immigration, especially ICE.  
We are heading to Prince Edward Island in the morning, and then on to Quebec. Look for another update next week!

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