The Cat 2: The Sequel Part 3 – Kayaking, Courthouses and Good Craft Beer
Hey CYY peeps! I'm back for part 3 of my Nova Scotian Travel Journal. Again, I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Bay Ferries and Yarmouth and Acadian Shores for making this happen!
Picking up from where we left off yesterday, my DJ travel group and I left the Shanty Cafe and made our way to Ellenwood Provincial Park, where we got an awesome kayaking lesson from Becky and Alex from Song of the Paddle. I hadn't been in a kayak in years, and had a blast. Sadly I don't have any photos from the experience, because I knew myself better than to allow my phone in the boat. It was definitely the right call...
From there, we went to check out the Argyle Township Courthouse and Archives just outside of Yarmouth. It's the oldest standing courthouse and jail still around, so we absolutely had to go poke around in the cells. I even got to play judge - though no one actually paid attention to my sentences. Shame.
After our time at the courthouse, we had lunch just down the road at the Hatfield House, and it may have been one of the best meals I've ever had! An open-faced creamed lobster sandwich with these unbelievable spicy mussels. My compliments to Chef Cory!
We then shuffled over to another awesome craft brewery - Tusket Falls, which had just opened not long before our arrival. They make a beer called Smoked Kiack that is absolutely delicious. Don't worry - there's no actual kayak in the beer. Turns out it's a name of a fish native to the area. There's no fish in there either, though - it reminded me of a good smoky whisky. After a few flights, we went on to take a boat ride in Yarmouth harbor, which is where I'll pick up next time!