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Aug 8, 2016 - Reversing Falls at Saint John New Brunswick

This is my first venture into video on this site. This is a famous phenomenon of the Bay of Fundy: World's largest tides. Actually makes the river back up so that there are rapids going both ways. Downstream during low tide and upstream (reversed) during high tide.

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Aug 2, 2016 - Saint John, New Brunswick

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Left Prince Edward Island this morning traveling across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Arriving we enjoyed a guided tour of the Hopewell Rocks. These famous rock formations call Flower Pots are carved by the Bay of Fundy's dramatic tides that rise more than 50 feet!! These are the highest tides in the world. The day we was there the high tide was 42.3 ft receding at 1ft per minute. Going down 101 steps to the bottom we was able to walk on the floor of the Bay. We experienced the worse lunch...

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Oct 15, 2015 - Mostly about the Jewish community of Saint John, New Brunswick

The good news is I'm fine. The bad news is that my trusty cane/chair that has helped me through many an excursion on many trips is now in a trash can somewhere near the Reversing Rapids. It finally collapsed of extreme fatigue, taking me down with it and causing a pretty good knock on the back of my head onto a fence . . . a wood fence, thank heaven. No huge lump, no dizziness. I'm fine but I'm sure going to miss that stupid thing for the rest of this trip. We're in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick. Canadians are warm, friendly folks....

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Aug 20, 2015 - St. John

The drive from Hopewell Cape to St. John included some construction areas that brought to mind the worst that Alaska has to offer as well as wonderful expressway driving. We are camped in Rockwood Park, a recreation area on the edge of the city, just as we were in Halifax. All major cities should have a campground so close to the downtown area. When we are camped on our own, we crave a bit of green and elbow room. Here we are close together in a parking lot, but no one seems to mind since this is our last location together and the...

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Jun 19, 2015 - St Johns, New Brunswick, Canada

Had a nice drive to St Johns, only 73 miles. No problems on the road. Got to the rv park in time to park two rigs. We ate dinner the first night in the restaurant on the lake inside the municipal park. The park is twice the size of New York Central Park. The next day we took a bus tour of St John's. It rained all day. Got back in time for lunch. One guest popped the breaker, and the circuit breakers are behind lock and key, so had to get the maintenance man to reset breaker. Guest are coming to me for everything now. So that is keeping me...

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Travel 2015

Jun 9, 2015 - Into Canada

We had a nice trip across the border into Canada today. Most of the trip in Maine was on route 9 heading east toward Calais. Surprisingly the two-lane highway rolled through the hills without any stop signs or traffic signals. When we arrived at the border crossing there was no one in front of us. We were greeted by a young female agent and welcomed to Canada after a few simple questions. We moved on directly to a four-lane limited-access highway (route 1) and headed for Saint John in New Brunswick. It started to rain just after we entered...

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Aug 24, 2014 - Low Key

The wifi at Hardings Point Campground was of little use, so I got behind on entries and uploads. We took the nearer free ferry to Grand Bay - Westfield and had lunch at the Country Market, which boasts five tables. My bacon cheeseburger was hand-formed and Joe's fish and chips were really good. (Haddock is boring.) In Saint John we went to the Reversing Rapids overlook; it was slack tide, so no drama there. We then drove to and around Irving Nature Park; we saw cormorants and oil ships but the seals were hiding. We were told that Irving...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Fundy National Park

We headed out on TCH 104, past Oxford, the Blueberry Capitol of Canada, and back into New Brunswick, following TCH 2, and then Hwy 114, the Fundy Coastal Drive. It was cloudy and rainy. The tide was in at Hopewell Rocks, where you can pay an admission and walk on the bay floor when the tide is low, to view impressive rock formations which look like little islands when the tide is in. A plus was that’s the first time we’d seen the Bay full! We drove through Fundy National Park, which is free if you are only passing through; there’s one...

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Aug 6, 2014 - The only dish washing sink was in the women's washroom!?!?!?

I am pleased to report another very fine week, but unfortunately we were camped at a very lackluster campground. When we were closed out of the Sebago Lake state park campground, I blindly chose a private campground nearby. it was not cheap, but they are certainly not investing any of the fees back into their facilities. Those of you who are campers might prefer not to stay at Sebago Lake family campground. The campsites have some erosion issues and do not start me on the bathhouse issues unless you prefer your toilet to be only loosely in...

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Lavender's Travels

Jun 28, 2014 - Saint John, New Brunswick

One night in Saint John, New Brunswick. I find it interesting, that it as I walk around it feels like a really old run down little corner of San Francisco. However, I do not feel the same energy of San Francisco. This is not a place for me. It has no charms that I can feel and I am glad I am only staying one night. The building are very old and there seems to be no one taking care of there homes, for the most time. But the parks are taking care of with pride.

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Jun 26, 2014 - St Johns, New Brunswick

This is also a two day entry. Due to the fact that Margaret does not drink coffee we have not been going to Tim Horton's for WiFi service. Didn't feel right just sitting in parking lot. Some campgrounds have good service and some not at all. We left St. Andrews around 8:00. The day was very overcast and windy. Temp down in the 50's. Rain was expected so we were hoping that it would clear going North. WRONG. The drive to St. John was uneventful with some roads bad and some good. By the time we got setup it was beginning to rain. We decided...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Welcome(?) to friendly Canada!

Saint John, New Brunswick Canada It was an interesting day in some ways and boring in others. We spent a lot of time on the bus as we headed to Canada. Our bus is brand new and had less than 4,000 miles on it when we left Boston. There are heating vents near the floor. One of our fellow travelers, Marge, was crocheting when she dropped the crochet hook into the vent. It became a group project to retrieve the hook but, with great effort, we were finally successful. At Calais, ME, we reached the border crossing into Canada. This was quite an...

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