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Sept 24 & 25, 2016 - Oak Island and Scarecrow Festival
« on: September 27, 2016, 02:04:16 AM »
It was an early morning departure as 16 Corvettes left Moncton headed for Oak Island, Nova Scotia, an island famed for mystery and hidden treasure.  Along the way, a few more cars joined us on a beautiful drive with morning mist in the low lying areas.  We arrived for an early lunch at the Fo'c's'le Tavern in Chester, NS and found out that this is the place where the treasure hunters of Oak Island gather for conversation and relaxation.  After lunch, it was back to the cars and on to Oak Island which is reached at the end of a country road where a causeway links the island to the mainland.  We were told that the causeway is a fairly recent addition and was installed in order to get heavy equipment onto the island.  We were early for our tour so we had some time to rest and were surprised when a truck drove past us headed to the mainland being driven by Rick Lagina.  He smiled and waved but didn't stop and unfortunately, I did not have my camera at the ready at the time.  After a short wait, another vehicle drove up and this one was driven by Charles Barkhouse, our guide for the tour.  He is a resident on the island and one of the partners in the treasure hunting group.  He gave us a great deal of background information before we left on our walking tour of the island.  Charles stopped at many points of interest along the way to describe landmarks and the theories surrounding the many strange findings.  We visited some of the better known locations featured in the television series such as the swamp, the money pit and borehole 10-X.  It was all very interesting and enlightening because Charles is so knowledgeable on every aspect of the island and the mysteries surrounding it.  Our tour lasted more than 2 hours and we all did a lot of walking but the narrative was fascinating and the scenery spectacular.  We could not have had a better guide than Charles Barkhouse.

After we left the island, we motored on to Bridgewater and our motel to check in and get settled.  The group split up for dinner, some going to a restaurant in town and others eating in the dining room at the motel.  After dinner, most people headed to their rooms to watch the hockey game and it sounds like most fell asleep before the final buzzer after the vigorous afternoon of walking Oak Island.

On Sunday morning, there was time to clean the cars before heading to Mahone Bay and the annual Scarecrow Festival.  A spot had been reserved for us on the public wharf and our display of 20 cars drew a lot of attention from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, our departure time.  During the show we had the opportunity to stroll the picturesque town and shop, have lunch, take pictures and admire the many "scarecrows".  On leaving the wharf, we drove slowly through town, drawing a lot of attention from the crowds along the street.  Once we got out of town, it was an uneventful 4 hour drive back home to end a terrific weekend.

Special thanks to Debbie Palmer, Steve Whalen and Angie & "Ron" Bourgeois for putting it all together.

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Re: Sept 24 & 25, 2016 - Oak Island and Scarecrow Festival
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 02:09:41 AM »
More pics.

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Re: Sept 24 & 25, 2016 - Oak Island and Scarecrow Festival
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 02:14:47 AM »
And more.