2010 Tour of New England and the Maritimes travel blog

Trans Canada Highway

Trans Canada Highway

Entering Nova Scotia

Llamas through Winnie's cracked windshield

Winnie at rest in Elm River RV Park

We left New Brunswick for Nova Scotia today which takes further north and east on the Trans Canada Highway. I thought NS was pretty far north, but if you look at a map we were further north last year in Teddy Roosevelt Natioanl Park and our trek through North Dakota. The country side is a lot like northern Minnesota and Wisconsin arond the Great Lakes.

Gas is expensive in Canada! I made the mistake of letting the level get down to about a quarter tank. At $0.98(Canadian)/liter, it cost $$$ to fill up the tank. It's getting more expensive as we head north, over $1.00/liter. The only benefit is the conversion rate is about $0.96 US for $1.00 Canadian.

Another good GPS story today. I use a software package from Trailer Life to plan our trips. It's good because it shows where all the campgrounds are and provides descriptions, ratings, and prices. An improvement for 2010 is that the description also includes GPS coordinates. Before we left this morning, I typed in the GPS coordinates from Trailer Life and we were on our way. As we got closer, it seemed like we were going to pass where I thought the campground would be so I pulled off an exit from the TransCanada Highway and entered the address of the campgound to be safe. The GPS coordinates led us to a place where there was no campground. After driving around a little, I overcame my male ego and called the campground for directions. As it turns out the address that I had for the campground was correct, but the GPS coordinates from Trailer Life were wrong. So much for the new and improved directory. I wonder how many of the other GPS coordinates are wrong.

We are here for 2 days. Tomorrow we are making a side trip to Halifax.

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