Charlottetown to Pictou, Nova Scotia – Day 50

We started out in Charlottetown again to see a few more things before leaving. We then headed across the Northumberland Strait to the quaint Nova Scotia town of Pictou, with the town marina right in the town’s center. Seas were calm and the day was pleasantly warm.

Started in Charlottetown, then on to Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Started in Charlottetown, then on to Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Approaching the town of Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Approaching the town of Pictou, Nova Scotia.

In Charlottetown Cari went into a fun store called Moonsnail Soapworks and met Angela Russell, shown here. She was making wonderful combinations of soap.

In Charlottetown Cari went into a fun store called Moonsnail Soapworks and met Angela Russell, shown here. She was making wonderful combinations of soap.

At the soap shop. Soaps here are being cut into bars, using guitar strings!

At the soap shop. Soaps here are being cut into bars, using guitar strings!

These soaps are hand crafted from olive, coconut and palm oils and scented with pure essential oils. They are then put on these shelves to dry for at least 2 months so they will last longer when being used.

These soaps are hand crafted from olive, coconut and palm oils and scented with pure essential oils. They are then put on these shelves to dry for at least 2 months so they will last longer when being used.

This is the stock of essential oils used in making the different soaps.

This is the stock of essential oils used in making the different soaps.

We had met this amphibious tourist vehicle 2 days ago on the water in the harbor. Now we saw it up close.

We had met this amphibious tourist vehicle 2 days ago on the water in the harbor. Now we saw it up close.

As we left the Charlottetown harbor Cari saw this man fixing something on his mast. Her comment was simply, "no thank you!"

As we left the Charlottetown harbor Cari saw this man fixing something on his mast. Her comment was simply, “no thank you!”

We then headed out in our boat, heading to Pictou, Nova Scotia, a 50 mile run. The seas were very calm.

Entering the small harbor at Pictou, NS.

Entering the small harbor at Pictou, NS.

This is a replica of the ship Hector, an old Dutch sailing ship that sailed from Lock Broom, Scotland with 179 passengers in 1773. It arrived in Pictou on 9/15/1773 and the passengers founded the town.

This is a replica of the ship Hector, an old Dutch sailing ship that sailed from Lock Broom, Scotland with 179 passengers in 1773. It arrived in Pictou on 9/15/1773 and the passengers founded the town.

 Pictou is called the "birthplace of New Scotland". This ship usually has her masts up, but they are being repaired.

Pictou is called the “birthplace of New Scotland”. This ship usually has her masts up, but they are being repaired.

The town of Pictou has a lot of Scottish  influence.

The town of Pictou has a lot of Scottish influence.

The Hector at dock.

The Hector at dock.

Old charming buildings in Pictou.

Old charming buildings in Pictou.

One of the main streets in Pictou.

One of the main streets in Pictou.

The very large stones carefully cut and placed to make this building that speaks so loudly of an active, vibrant past almost come back to life.

The very large stones carefully cut and placed to make this building that speaks so loudly of an active, vibrant past almost come back to life.

In Pictou

In Pictou

Every turn as we walked the streets of Pictou spoke of a noble past.

Every turn as we walked the streets of Pictou spoke of a noble past.

Cari saw this lovely backyard in Pictou.

Cari saw this lovely backyard in Pictou.

Cari could not resist taking another picture of this quaint, lovely garden.

Cari could not resist taking another picture of this quaint, lovely garden.

A view of the Pictou, NS town harbor.

A view of the Pictou, NS town harbor.

The iboats.com docked at the picturesque Pictou harbor, the town with a rich past and rejuvenated waterfront quietly watches on.

The iboats.com docked at the picturesque Pictou harbor, the town with a rich past and rejuvenated waterfront quietly watches on.

Evening at Pictou Harbor.

Evening at Pictou Harbor.

Sunset in Pictou, NS.

Sunset in Pictou, NS.


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