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Sep 30, 2017 - Halifax to Moncton

30/9/2017. Saturday. Halifax - Moncton It's started.......ports ready at 7.30am; on the bus at 8.30am. Farewell Halifax until we return for our last night. We did an orientation tour around the city, stopping at the gardens and then the cemetery where those who lost their lives in the Titanic are buried, many unnamed. There are 5 universities in Halifax, and they started out as 'church' universities, but that has changed now. Older Halifax houses are distinctive, and mostly wooden, very small and like a square box - very attractive when...

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Aug 12, 2017 - Moncton

Today was a good combination of activities and driving. I think we are near or beyond driving 7000 km so far. Mel might say the same for walking but really it has not been that bad. Today we walked around the Grand Falls area reading about the falls and watching people take the zipline across the river. The rocks below looked pretty intimating to me! At Hartland we took a tour at the Covered Bridge Potato Chip factory. We watched them from the beginning to the end. It was quite funny watching the first guy in the process. They all wore...

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65 is good!

Aug 10, 2017 - Moncton

I think anyone who has seen the incredible tides at Derby or Broome, wants to come to the Bay of Fundy. Derby & Broome’s tides are some of the largest in the world but on any list, the Bay of Fundy tides towers above anything else. Derby’s tides, which are the highest in Australia, are in the 11 metre range but the Bay of Fundy’s tides reach 16 metres. The Hopewell Rocks which is one of the most dramatic places to witness the Bay of Fundy tides is only 35 km from Moncton so that’s where I went today. Low tide was at 8:56am so I had an early...

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Canada 2017

Aug 9, 2017 - Moncton

A glorious day – clear & sunny with a light breeze, very different from yesterday. Here’s hoping it will stay that way for a while. I couldn’t do my laundry yesterday because of the rain so it had to be done today or I’d be running out of clean clothes. By the time that was done, it was too late to pack up & go anywhere so I stayed home & watched the tennis from Toronto although Roger made very short work of the young Canadian. I also worked out what I’ll do next week & made some campground bookings. My next stop is Prince Edward Island & I...

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Canada 2017

Aug 8, 2017 - Moncton

I’m so sick of this Canadian weather. It rained all day today, not hard & it wasn’t cold (20C) but still a nuisance & definitely not summer weather. However, I feel I accomplished a lot. I took the motorhome to the Ford dealer & although I’d told them what kind of vehicle it was when I made the booking, when I got there they said it was too big for them to work on. After I explained what I wanted she said they could do an oil change & what she called a Maintenance Check which would tell me if anything needed work done but I’d have to take...

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Canada 2017

Aug 7, 2017 - Miramichi to Moncton

An uneventful day travelling. I started off on Highway 11 which is the most direct route & I don’t know whether it was because of the public holiday but everyone seemed to be in a big hurry to get where they were going. It’s only a 2 lane highway with a speed limit of 90 kph but although I was travelling well over the speed limit, cars were passing me in the stupidest places so I got off the highway & took a longer route which was actually quite a nice road. I don’t like the campground very much but I’m here for a few days because I’ve got...

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Canada 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - Moncton, NB

On our way down to Moncton, we stopped at Hartland, New Brunswick. Site of the worlds longest covered bridge. 390.75 meter or 1282 feet long, built in 1901 over the Saint John River. Quite an impressive feat of engineering. We also drove down to Hopewell Rocks to see the Flower Pot Rocks.

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2017 Maritime Trip

Jul 24, 2017 - Camper's City RV Resort (7/23/17)

We didn't make a reservation ahead of time for this one. It is a very large park and we stayed here on our way to Newfoundland so there shouldn't be a problem. Well, when we arrived there was a line of people going in and the park was almost full. When we were here before there were only a few people, not this time!! We were able to get a spot, though. We were in site B20 this time. Last time we were in A29 which was actually just across the road from this site. Go figure! We got set up and I went to Walmart. I needed a few things, some of...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Camper's City RV Resort (6/18 - 6/19/17)

This is our final stop in New Brunswick. It is not the prettiest place we have stayed, but it was just fine for the two days we were there. We were in site A19 in the middle of a field. We had full hook-ups (water, sewer, electric) and the pull-through site was level. The only real downside was the security light right outside the bedroom windows. The roadways into and around the park were a bit bumpy, but it all worked well. There was a community hall next to the office where we could get WiFi which was great. The park is just outside the...

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Jun 15, 2017 - frape la rue

Riding day one June 15 Moncton to Coles Island 5 hrs 12 minutes 98.5 kms 624 m of climbing 2484 calories burned Things are not going as planned. My Google Chromebook will not talk to Google photos without a family mediator present. So far my search for that facilitator comes up empty handed. Thus no photos. I might be resorted to using Facebook (wash for mouth) I have been posting a daily photo to Instagram for those who are interested. Otherwise read on Ron and I had spent the night in Shediac with Michael Bourque. This morning after...

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Jun 12, 2017 - Twilight Zone

I haven't left for New Brunswick yet. Tomorrow I do. On Thursday we frappe la rue. A few entries ago I couldn’t remember the last time I did a self supported ride. Isn’t a deteriorating memory wonderful. It finally got out of the steel trap and popped up in front of me. And it’s like Wow, I did that! The last self supported ride I did was in September of 2008. It was self supported in that I carried my own gear but I relied on motels and B&Bs for my night time comfort. This is where things start to go bump in the night. That ride was done...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Weaving through South Calgary

Yesterday was the test to see how well I would perform under load. A follow up test was needed: to see how well I recovered from the ride. Thus I set out this morning on my off road bike to weave through the valleys in South Calgary. I took to the pathways that went up hills, that would be the deciding factor. I passed. My legs felt tired but there was no stiffness or aches or pains in my body. I was good to go. If you read yesterday's entry one of my rules for riding on the streets was not to do it between 8 AM and 9 AM. Yesterday I set...

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