As I mentioned in a previous post, I started this three month trip across Canada without a valid driver’s licence.
This posed a bit of a problem for seeing Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. There’s literally no way to get around independently except drive or hitch.
Enter: Salty Bear Adventure Tour.
Tour groups can be a bit of risk considering you’re stuck with the same people for days on end: crammed into a bus with them, sleeping in the same room as them, eating with them, drinking with them, sightseeing with them…arrgghhh!
But I was lucky enough to share my three days with a pretty entertaining group: Mike (tour leader); Erika (who I’d already met in Digby); Sarah; Jessica; Andi; Karen; Kevin; and Yvette.
Salty Bear Statistics:
Aussies: 3 (actually a bit lower than the typical ratio)
Monks: 3 (at Gampo Abbey)
Wildlife count: 1 deer, 1 raccoon (roadkill); 4 snakes (harmless); some Canadian geese; 2 minke whales; and 9 delicious lobsters
Kayaking trips: 1
Times Andi stripped down and jumped into a freezing waterfall: 1
Times Mike missed the turnoff for the hike we were supposed to do but ended up finding us a way better one: 1 (you redeemed yourself, Mike!)
Pee stops: At least every half hour (we never managed to synchronize our bladders. Poor Mike!)
Rolf Harris songs: 3
Games of Twister: 6
Times I won Twister: 0 (I’m just not tall or bendy enough!)
“That’s what she said” references: 50+
Bottles of wine: 1 (mine)
Would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to travel Cape Breton!