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Sep 17, 2012 - Grand Manan Island

We parted ways with the Landwanderer (the RV) for a day and took our car on a 1 1/2 hour ferry ride to the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy. We planned this in advance to celebrate Denise's birthday. We stayed at the Marathon Inn overlooking Fisherman's Wharf. We could not find any history on the place but it appears that it has been here since the early 1900's. We really enjoyed the the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. We spent the day reading and sight-seeing. The weather was perfect, in the 70's and clear. Great day for...

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May 18, 2010 - Grand Manan Island, NB

Walked the “Red Trail” through HITW park to Hole In The Wall – 3 miles total with many scenic cliff overlooks. No bugs yet! Many songbirds. Drove to Anchorage Provincial Park part way down Grand Manan, walked trails. Observed herring and great black-backed gulls indulging in the fresh-water pond, also a flock of pretty ring-necked ducks, widgeons, green teal. A bald eagle swooped in and tried for a duck dinner. Park not open yet. Drove to southern end of Grand Manan and back, stopping at Castalia Marsh. Got good WIFI beside Galloway’s...

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Sep 19, 2006 - Leaving Atlantic Canada

Sad to leave Atlantic Canada, but it is time. Drove to Eastport, Maine and the Seaview Campground. Eastport claims to be the easternmost community in the USA. At one time it was home to 20 sardine processing plants and 5000 people. Now it is much smaller.

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Sep 12, 2006 - Quoddy Head State Park

September 10 - John's day to drive so we loaded up at 9:00 this morning to head east - as far east as we can go in Maine or even in the USA. Our destination is Lubec, Maine, and we took a route that went through several small towns along the way, and also into another section of Acadia National Park. We drove through Cherryfield, Jonesport, Machias, Whiting and finally, Lubec. The national park was more shorelines and beautiful ocean vistas. The towns were quaint, with old homes and stores. Cherryfield had lots of really beautiful Victorian...

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Jul 4, 2006 - Day 2 Campobello Island

Day 2 (4th of July) Campobello, NB & Eastport, ME - We drove thru Lubec, ME over into Canada thru customs to Campobello Island and saw Roosevelt's summer cottage (34 rooms in all!). West Quoddy Lighthouse could be seen from the road. Customs personnel went thru all of the coachs inside and out-EXCEPT the Baldwins (Gene & Jean), who had a dog on board-but we passed with flying colors! Coming back thru customs, the Campbell's had some meat and chicken (not in original package) removed from their freezer. We drove on to Eastport, ME for the...

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Sep 4, 2005 - Grand Manan and a return to the US

Our crossing of the Bay of Fundy the next day was uneventful save the occasional whale spout. We anchored in Seal Cove on the south end of Grand Manan. Still in Canada, we set out to spend the foreign currency. But with only a convenience store in town it was hard. The herring and cod business has gone and they are trying mightily to convert to salmon aquaculture. The old port that dries at low tide, is ringed with shuttered smoke houses. Beyond the port are lots of salmon pens. Each has one netting to keep the fish in and another to keep...

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Jun 22, 2005 - Campobello

Raining is pattering on the roof when I wake about 8:30. Coffee, breakfast, I mean to go back on the internet, but something is wrong and I give up, put things away and start driving towards Lubec. Lubec is the easternmost city in the United States. Just across the FDR Memorial Bridge (which is the international border) is Campobello Island, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born, spent his summers as a child, and contracted polio. The "cottage" is 34 rooms, but it does feel like a cottage—simply furnished, lots of bedrooms, 18, I think,...

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