We departed Fundy National Park and drove north through Moncton, New Brunswick around the Petitcodiac River in the Bay of Fundy and on to Nova Scotia. While in downtown Moncton we narrowly escaped a 3 meter (9.8 feet) underpass. We have 3 GPS units, a Garmin which sits on the dashboard, our Android (google maps) phone, and an in dash Winnebago unit which is worthless. HEY! The in dash unit warned us of a low underpass with a big alert on the screen but did not tell us the height. We, luckily, upon purchase, had put our RV’s height measurement on our RV dashboard in both feet and meters to allow us to quickly decipher if we could fit under overpasses. We could not read the height of the overpass at a distance so I quickly took a (crappy) picture while at a stop light and zoomed in and it was 3 meters! We weren’t going to fit!!!! We quickly turned into a big arena parking lot and just missed a harrowing situation with not being able to fit under the overpass. Time to reprogram our GPS units and head through town in a different direction.
It was cold, rainy, and foggy which was exactly how I had pictured the Maritimes. We stopped at the Nova Scotia Welcome Center which was very nice with lots of information, a gift shop, and a welcoming warm fireplace. Welcome to Nova Scotia!
We drove on towards Halifax to our destination campground. Hammonds Plains is a suburban community within the Halifax Municipality. We wanted to stay and visit in Halifax and this was the RV park that seemed to suit our needs as far as location goes. It is just off a main road which was very, very busy. It was almost always bumper to bumper traffic but we could not hear the noise from our RV site. The park seemed to have seasonal guests but they were all pretty quiet. The internet worked well but it is an RV park which was a bit tired but was fine for a few nights.
RV Park: Woodhaven Park Campground
Location: Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia (Halifax area)
Site: B6 – pull thru
Cost: $51.75 (CAD)
Comments: Tired and tight, that’s how we would explain this place. But it was adequate enough to allow us to be close to friends and also provide easy access to the sites of Halifax. The WiFi worked OK but could be slow at times. They have sites that are either in the trees or open. We selected an open site by the office to allow us to receive satellite TV and to better reach WiFi. They told us that the sites further back in the trees might not receive WiFi.
Some of the other sites offered a maze of entrances and exits but our site was fine. The good news is there was a pizza joint almost next door with some of the best pizza we have had in years! And they offered free delivery.
It was a great location for visiting friends and touring Halifax.