After Sheet Harbour, our plan was to continue along the Eastern Shore, seeing a few small out-ports, before heading back West to Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury, where we would spend the night.
One of these out-ports was Ecum-Secum. Why did we want to go there? No reason, the name just sounded neat. Despite our best efforts, we never did find the place, but traveled along the Eastern shore as far as Sherbrooke, before heading to Antigonish. Along the coast, we spotted the beached fishing boats below. It was a great day for a drive, but we did not have much time to sight-see. Perhaps, next time.
We did stop in Sherbrooke to search for a coffee. While there was no coffee shop, the local grocer did have a Keurig, which was the only option. We were truly in the Boonies.
But Sherbrooke, a small village on the banks of the St. Mary’s River is not without history. It enjoyed a gold rush in the 1860’s that lasted for 2 decades. Today, the Sherbrooke Village open air museum of about 30 buildings depicts life during the gold rush.