Crossing the river at Quebec city, we drove east as far as Mont-Joli before turning south. Very pretty along that last stretch, and we found some authentically squeaky cheese curds to sustain us. Spent another night, unremarkable, in Dalhousie, and then drove on to Cape Chignecto in Nova Scotia to hopefully see the dramatic tides and sculpted cliffs. Disappointing drive as far as Advocate Harbour, but the cliffs were worth the trip, and the tide did come in quickly. Very beautiful from there on to Truro.
Came home on one of the new ferries. Mixed verdict on that: the boat was nice and new and clean, but they "didn't have enough staff on", so we all had to occupy only one of the lounges with tvs and recliners. It would've been nice to retire to a quieter and less crowded place to get some sleep. And I'm still ready and able to gripe at length about them abolishing the dorm-sleepers which were affordable and comfortable for a night crossing.... ANYhoo... took a couple more days coming across the island and now I'm home sweet home!