|Pat, Jeannie and Pam at the Gardens|
After an afternoon of wandering the towns in the Valley, we made our way to the Farmhouse Inn to get settled before heading out to see the production of Beowulf put on by Two Planks and a Passion Theater. (The show was great and will be the subject of a separate post.) A lovely evening was had by all before we retired to our coach house accommodations to rest up for the next day's activities.
The day had slipped away and it was time to head back home. We stopped at another farmers' market and Guy's Frenchys (an indescribable chain of used clothing stores that are a fixture in Nova Scotia) on our way back to Chester where our husbands were eagerly awaiting our returns with open arms and lots of questions about our week-end. (OK, not so much, but a girl can dream!) Those of us with sailor husbands had one activity left before we could rest--a showing of the documentary "Deep Water" at the Chester Playhouse. This movie chronicled the first single-handed round-the-world sailing race that took place in the late 1960s. It was quite a sad movie, with one participant faking his coordinates rather than facing the financial ruin and humiliation involved with quitting the race. The choice ended up driving him mad, and he committed suicide. The high price of obsession.
Needless to say, the week-end was fun and filled with lots of interesting and varied experiences. The best part, though, was the luxury of spending time away with good friends. We're already considering itineraries for next year's adventure. An outing to Ship's Company Theater in Parrsboro? Music and hiking on Cape Breton? I'm already looking forward to it!