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Jul 29, 2010 - Thursday Miramichi, NB

Today was sort of a day of rest and catching up day. We found a laundromat in town and did 5 loads of wash. Problem was that you got 4 minutes of drying for $.25. After feeding a ton of quarters into the dryers and still having half the load still damp or wet, we decided we could hang most of what was still wet up in the RV to dry. So we headed back to camp and did just that. We'd passed a Wal-Mart and had a list of things we needed, so after a bite to eat, we headed back out and made a stop at Wal-Mart. Since this was not a Super Wal-Mart,...

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The Trip of 2010

Jul 28, 2010 - Wednesday Miramichi, QC

Today we are leaving Quebec Provence and entering New Brunswick, so I have some observations and comments about the French speaking area that we just left - mostly the Gaspe Peninsula Many of the houses have decks. Some are elaborate and multi-leveled. Some are only large enough for 2 lawn chairs. Some wrap all the way around the house. Most have a spectacular view of something - the St Lawrence, a river, a mountain, a forest. We saw people sitting on their decks early in the mornings, just before noon, early and late afternoon, just about...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 25, 2009 - Miramichi, New Brunswick

MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA, August 22-25 We arrived in MIRAMICHI (Meer-a-ma-chay) on August 22nd and stayed through the 25th. It began to rain shortly after our arrival and as Hurricane Bill had arrived off the coast it rained for the next 30+ hours. Needless to say Len, Seaweed and I spent most of our time reading and napping. But by Sunday afternoon we were so bored we decided to go for a drive into the little city to look for a fish store. Miramichi has the reputation of being the SALMON CAPITAL OF NEW BRUNSWICK as it is located...

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Aug 3, 2009 - French Fort Cove

We leave the campsite in the morning and drive back to the shop that we stopped at last night to buy some eggs. We find the shop shut so drive into town to visit French Fort Cove. Here there is a large adventure playground and an ice cream shop. After playing in the park we walk along one of the trails which takes around the cove and down around a lake. There are people canoeing on the lake. It is very humid here so we head up the coast. On driving back out of Miramichi we see the shop open so we stop to buy some ice cream and some eggs....

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Aug 2, 2009 - campsite, what campsite?

We drive around to Miramichi. It s still very hot and we try and find a campsite for the night. We some signs for one, but with the usual Canadian signpost efficiency we see a couple and then they disappear. After driving around the town we heard down to a campsite. On the way we pass a small front yard shop. Here they sell wood, ice creams, eggs etc.. The owner informs us that if the campsite down the road is fully booked we are welcome to park on his drive and he will run out a hose and electric. We drive down to the campsite and find...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Marco Polo

Bouctouche is a little pretty French town with little market stalls (wooden huts) down the roadside. The Irving centre is not in Bouctouche at all but some 10km up the road in another little village. We park up and walk onto the sands. There is a board walk which goes the length of the spit. We decide to go down to the beach first. As we look amongst the rocks we find crabs. The rock is a sandstone type which breaks into slate like peices and snaps when you walk on it. Under one piece we find five small crabs and one large crab. The biggest...

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Jul 29, 2009 - Miramichi & More Rain

We had seen just about everything we wanted to see around this area so it was time to move on. We couldn't find RV sites in the Shediac / Cap Pele area other than unserviced sites (that's dry camping with access to water and dump station). While we'd do that if we had no other alternative, we decided to stop short of the beach area just a little south of Miramichi. This made a nice short driving day and a relaxing afternoon. The owner of the RV Park in Bathurst told us the campgrounds in that area are full because it's 'construction week'...

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Jul 20, 2009 - The Gaspe

Sunday 7/19. Took off in the sun and headed north to the St. Laurence River. Crossed a small bit of New Brunswick then entered Quebec Provence. Suddenly you’re in a foreign country as they speak only French [and all signs are French only – traversez-vous la rue?]. Very hilly, almost mountains with a 30-40 mph cross wind. Really great day to ride with great scenery. Once we reached the river we turned east and rode along the coast, going through little towns, each with a very pretty large church – the biggest building in town. Moe and I...

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Jul 20, 2009 - Miramichi, New Brunswick

Sunday, July 19: Woke up to a late clock. The hotel clock said 8:30 AM. I looked at my watch and it said 7:30 AM. After consulting the map, I found out that we were in the Atlantic Time Zone. That’s a first! We hussled to eat and pack and get going before so we are not charged another day. Jeff was nice to give the bikes a wipe before we rode on a nice sunny and windy day. The ride to Gaspe was windy and cold. Winds slapped our bikes all over the lane when we were near the water and we had our hands full the whole ride. I was anxious to...

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Jun 29, 2009 - Miramichi United Pentecostal Church

Today we went to the Miramichi United Pentecostal Church it was fantastic. We arrived at 10:00 thinking the service started then but what it was for 45 minutes the Pastor does a teaching session. He went around to a lot of the people there and came over and introduced himself and explained about the teaching and about the service making sure if we had any questions he would be more than happy to answer them. He is four weeks into sessions on Leadership and this Sunday’s teaching was on personal growth, discipline, ethics and accountability....

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Hunter's Travel

Oct 15, 2007 - Perce - Miramichi, New Brunswick

Upon checking in last night, a paper informed us someone would be coming around to collect. After returning from the showers, a small car is there with someone who is collecting, again in very good English. We have found people very friendly, and more than willing to talk English or getting someone who can speak English. It seems funny in your own country to find someone to speak your language, but you could see why there is no need for English, when no one speaks it in your area. After hearing stories over the years, we are pleasantly...

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Aug 2, 2007 - Caraquet to Miramichi, New Brunswick

This morning we decided to head to Shippagan, New Brunswick to visit the New Brunswick aquarium that was supposed to be very good. It was only about 30 km away so we arrived fairly early. The aquarium was "ok", not outstanding by any stretch. They did have cod fish which was interesting for us as we had never seen cod without batter betfore. The highlight were the blue lobster. Most lobster are an olive colour until cooked. About 1 in 10,000,000 are blue so these were very rare. They also had a hugh lobster on display; 28 lbs and estimated...

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