LOCATION: St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia- SW part of Cape Breton
CAMPGROUND: Battery Provincial Park
WEATHER: Cool, cloudy, and foggy. High 68
The day started out gloomy, so we postponed our morning hike. Instead, we loaded up the car and went to a laundromat. What fun! (Not!)
After that chore, we did get in a good hike, up and down some trails in the park. We teased our tour guide Tony, for taking us on this trail….
Then, for a drive around the area – a bit of a loop around a peninsula. As we were driving, we saw this resident’s hobby of creating a license plate “jungle”.
And, across the street was a boat called R Day Off in the woods, appearing like it had washed up and settled there.
Our route took us around Bras d’ Or (Arm of Gold) Lake. There are a few nice houses with lake views, but a lot of undeveloped property. There were real estate signs in German all along the road, and after researching it, we learned that a lot of Germans are developing land here.
Back at the campground, George made a fire and I cooked a bunch of chicken thighs – for both tonight’s dinner as well as a future one. We bundled up around the fire for happy hour.
DINNER: My turn. I made a casserole from a recipe I had found – a hearty dish for a cool evening. I sauteed onion and garlic, then added spinach (fresh or frozen) and artichoke hearts. Then, cream, parmesan, and herbs. After that was bubbling away, I added the cooked chicken (diced) and cooked/drained pasta. After transferring this from the skillet to a baking dish, I topped it all with mozarella and bacon bits, then baked for about 25 minutes. Side was caprese salad (using dried basil sadly instead of fresh).