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Murphy’s Cove

June 24, 2011

We’ve spent our first two proper nights in the Beast in a gorgeous little campsite in a place called Murphy’s Cove which is on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.

This has given us the opportunity to completely unpack all our bags and put everything in the camper in order. We learnt how to fill the water, assembled our new BBQ and worked out how to use it and spent some time winding down after the last couple of really hectic weeks.

Murphy’s Cove is named after the Murphy family who have been settled here since 1750. The owners of the campsite are direct descendants of the original Murphy’s and are very friendly. Each night there is a communal campfire and Brian, the owner, cooks up a big pot of local mussels for the guests. Last night round the campfire Ryan, Brian’s son, busted out a guitar are treated us to some great cover versions of songs. I think we may have been spoilt here and we now expect all campsites to be like this !

Brian also brought out some local moonshine for us to taste. Two different varieties – two different ways to burn your throat out. I thought moonshine was only from the boonies in the USA, brewed up by scary Deliverance types – so this is the first of a whole lot of stereotypes blown out.

Tomorrow we are setting out early and aiming North to leave Nova Scotia and go to New Brunswick which is the next province along.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Stat permalink
    June 24, 2011 7:15 am

    Nice picture of a jetty… can we use it on the next Harlan Coben/Linwood Barclay?

    Really enjoying these updates. Keep ’em coming!

  2. Emma Cadden permalink
    June 24, 2011 12:13 pm

    Loving Reading these, looks beautiful. Not sure about the photo of you!! So many comments but will stick
    with the hair???? Marine or what??!! Love to Sarah x

  3. Bruce permalink
    September 23, 2011 12:11 am

    Ummmm great pics great write up and we love Murphy’s but it’s the Eastern Shore of NS. The South Shore gets it’s fair share of glory and then some so I just wanted to give the Eastern Shore it’s due.
    Glad you enjoyed it!

    • September 23, 2011 1:37 am


      A little slip of the keyboard there. You are of course right that it is the Eastern Shore. It has been duly corrected. After travelling across and now down through Canada I can honestly say that this is bby far the best RV park we have been too.


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