I left Yarmouth this morning to steady, sometimes vigorous rain that lasted until around noon or so. Anyway, that's part of not having a roof over your head. My sight-seeing stops went pretty much like this:
Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse: Oh, crap, it's down a dirt road and it's raining cats and dogs. No way, Jose!
Cornwallis Military Museum: Looks interesting from the outside. The have a real neat Sherman tank and a T-33 jet. But, it's 9:30 and they don't open until 10:30. Crap.
Fort Ann NHS in Annapolis Royal: Well, it's raining cats and dogs and I'm making good time. I'll save this one for another trip.
Middleton RR Museum: Same story, and besides, it's just a bunch of old trains.
Greenwood Military Aviation Museum in Greenwood, NS. I actually did stop for this and it was pretty interesting. Greenwood Air Base was one of the air bases that, during WWII, was home to the escort and anti-submarine planes that helped protect the Atlantic convoys. Today, it's still active in anti-submarine and drug-interdiction roles. Anyway, they did have some interesting exhibits, including these:
This is a V-12 Rolls Royce "Merlin" engine that powered the Spitfire and P-51 fighters as well as a number of British bombers.
This is a cut-away view of a Wright 14-cylinder radial engine used in a number of post-WWII military and civilian aircraft.
And, finally, this is an Avro Lancaster, a British bomber from WWII that was later used in anti-submarine duty.
After Greenwood, it was a straight shot to Pictou, NS for the night. Tomorrow, it's on to Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail.
Miles today: 317