Close is only Good in Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

This first image is one of the projected paths of Hurricane Fiona. It’s way too early to say it’s coming directly here though – it could wind up hundreds of miles to the east. After all, she’s only just made it to Puerto Rico. There is lots of time to get some more solid data.

In the meantime I’m getting some things done – the back porch has been repaired (yay!) and I worked on the wood burning stove. It’s been cleaned and the two cracked bricks inside on the back have been replaced. This last bit would have been easier if you didn’t have to contort into impossible positions to get them installed carefully so they aren’t broken. It’s not my favourite job.

We had a bit of excitement on Thursday. Two of the people in charge of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team were to meet with a distinguished group which was supposed to include the Prime Minister. They were patted down, covid tested, and transported by zodiac only to discover that he was stuck in Ottawa (the HofC remembrance of Her Majesty conflicted). So we had an almost close encounter. πŸ™‚

I met a nice couple from the US this week. I was sitting in our store’s parking lot waiting for a friend to fiddle with my car’s battery and they pulled up. He went inside and she started talking to me about Fish (who was trying to do his imitation of a hood ornament).

  • Me: How is your trip going?
  • She: Well not great, I think we’re lost.
  • Me: Where is it you want to be?
  • She: Prince Edward Island.
  • Me: You’re lost.

He came out with a map and I got the GPS set up on her phone. I assured her it wouldn’t be a 3 day journey but they were going to have to get to the other side of the Province. She (much like my friend Ahuva on our trip across Canada) wanted to use her paper maps. I said “Just keep heading east. You’ll find it.” It worked for us five years ago. πŸ™‚

Note that I sent her by ferry – a more direct route than that indicated by Google Maps.


  1. you sent them by ferry…. the Deer Island ferry? because as I recall our trip, and looking at the map you posted, using the ferry would chop off a LOT of driving. πŸ™‚ because looking at maps is FUN!!!! the minute I read this post I pulled up a wide scale map of the area to refresh my memory and see which ferry, where. πŸ™‚

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      1. I’ll admit that some parts of our expedition have grown faint in my memory, but I seem to remember it as “fires-mountains-flat-water-trees-ferry-Campobello”. in my not so humble opinion, 2 hours of ferry beat 2 hours of trees. πŸ™‚

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      2. β€œfires-mountains-flat-water-rock-trees-ferry-Campobello”. but i’ll NEVER forget the world’s largest axe. πŸ™‚ and how we couldn’t see it because it was so big. *grin* a very worthwhile detour

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