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Oct 11, 2017 - St John and St Martins, New Brunswick

We don't care for St John very much. It seems to be very boring to us and not a lot to do. In the past, we have just walked around. On our last trip, we walked a 5-mile harbor trail. A woman on the Cruise Critic discussion board mentioned that they were booking a tour out to the coastal town of St Martins. They were looking for a couple to join them to get the cost down per person. We were like what the heck, sure why not. Well, it turned out to be three ladies from New York, who were rude and very aggressive. The tour company was a joke....

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Sep 29, 2017 - Saint John

I took the motorhome to get the toilet fixed this afternoon & while I was waiting I poked around their new caravans on display. Most of them were Jayco brand so I talked to the salesman because I thought Jayco was an Australian company but it turns out these Jaycos are made in Indiana. According to Wikipedia, there’s no affiliation between the US company & the Australian one but it’s interesting that their logo is exactly the same so I think there might have been a connection at some time in the past. The largest & most expensive unit I saw...

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Sep 28, 2017 - Saint John

It started off foggy again this morning so I thought it was going to be a repeat of yesterday. It cleared about 9:30 but then 10 minutes later it was back again. However, it finally cleared later in the morning & we had a sunny afternoon. Time is getting short. I need to drop off the motorhome next Wednesday for its winter vacation & there are lots of things I need to think of before that happens. The winters are very severe here in New Brunswick so I have to be very careful that I don’t leave anything in the motorhome which will make a...

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Sep 27, 2017 - Alma to Saint John

It’s very confusing. The place in Newfoundland is called St John’s, the town here in New Brunswick is Saint John so you have to be very careful to not abbreviate the Saint & remember to leave off the “s”. Both places have an airport too which must cause problems with some travellers. While I’m at it, I always thought that the terms “Maritime Provinces” & “Atlantic Provinces” meant the same thing, but not so. The Maritime Provinces are New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia. When you add Newfoundland, they become the Atlantic...

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Sep 25, 2017 - no more lighthouses, covered bridges or waterfalls

After going through our notes last night and deciding to head north to Fredericton we load up this morning and hit the road ready to tackle our day. It has been very hot lately and quite humid as well. The nights cool off but not usually until late so we are getting a bit tired and anxious to hit the road. The drive up to Fredericton is lovely with the trees turning more and more colourful with each passing day. The hills are beautiful and we can only imagine what they would look like in full fall colours – it must be spectacular. The road...

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Sep 24, 2017 - the last coastal stretch

Today was our last day on the coast so we headed to the Maine border and worked our way back along the coast starting at St. Stephen. We kinda got into the border crossing lane before we knew it (there was not one other vehicle there) so we found a U-turn spot but that meant we had to go through Canadian customs as we had entered into no-mans-land. We had no passports, Donna didn’t have any ID at all……..but Wayne explained that we are just lost Canadian tourists and the very kind border guy smiled (yes, he actually smiled!) and told us how...

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Sep 24, 2017 - New Brunswick - The Third Province in our Visit

Off to New Brunswick, the third Atlantic Province to visit. First stop - St Andrews By The Sea - voted the number 1 city or town in Canada to visit this year by USA Today readers. (Beat out places like Winnipeg and Saskatoon. Kelowna didn't get a mention.) St Andrews was cute. It was very old with some buildings dating back to the early 1800's. But other than a place to spend your money, I didn't see much going for it. We did go out on a tall ship but very disappointed as they never put up the sails. He did put up the front two small sails...

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Sep 23, 2017 - beach, bridge and bar

A little more exploring the coast towards St. George is in order for today. We are both getting a little explored out as, despite perfect weather, it was hard to muster much enthusiasm for the country we saw…….until we came to New River Beach. It is spectacular with a gorgeous stretch of sand and attached provincial campground. There were kids playing in the water even this late in September. Donna tried to talk Wayne into venturing into the water as it wasn’t very cold but he couldn’t be persuaded and stood back far enough that any attempt...

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Sep 22, 2017 - tires and laundry - too much fun for one day!

Having had a look at our truck tires recently we decided today is the day to spring for some new ones - who knew tires for a Chev truck would be so hard to find? Neither Canadian Tire nor Costco stock our tire size and we were told it would take a week for either store to get them. Wayne then phoned 3 tire stores before he finally found these elusive tires actually in stock – YIPEE! The price was good (bigger YIPEE!) so we ripped over as they said no problem fitting us in. The truck went into the shop and 90 minutes later we were finally on...

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Sep 21, 2017 - more coastal beauty

It seems we both survived pickleball yesterday so we decided to check out St Martin and the Fundy Trail Parkway beyond. The countryside we meandered through was quite rural with well-spaced smallish homes along the route. Once we hit St Martin that changed as there were many beautiful Victorian-style homes lining the road. Anchoring one end of town was a very pretty little harbour with boats floating in the high tide and two covered bridges beyond. It is a delightful little community – such a picturesque setting, lovely tidy houses,...

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Sep 20, 2017 - now it's comin' in

High tide at The Reversing Falls was 9:15am so it meant an early start as we joined the many cruise ship people and other curious tourists watching the river now thundering inland. It was amazing to see the water that yesterday flew past one way now charging the other way with equal power. We stayed an hour past high tide to see the change of flow from high to low tide but there was no apparent slowing of the waters. Even after high tide was supposed to have come and gone the current was still pushing up stream. With the plan of returning...

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Sep 19, 2017 - checking out the highlights

Having seen pretty much all that Sussex has to offer we set off for Saint John today using the little roads and enjoying the views. Saint John has a municipal campground in Rockwood Park which is very similar to Beacon Hill Park of Victoria. With several man-made lakes, kilometres of hiking & biking trails, horse-drawn carriage rides, a highly recommended restaurant and lots of green space it is a gem right on the edge of the city. The RV Park part of the park (?) is not busy at all and they have a weekly rate that we opt for. Even if we...

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