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Sep 1, 2012 - The Rockwood Park

I just wanted to say something nice about the RV park we are in. It's a part of Rockwood Park, in St. John, is 2200 acres, it has 11 lakes, hiking and biking paths, an 19 hole golf course and a zoo. In addition, it as a pavilion where there are activities such as paddle boat, swimming, kayaking, geocacheing, and it has a restaurant, The Lilies. I don't think we've ever stayed in something quite this nice. Tomorrow we head to Spencer's Island which is in Nova Scotia, still traveling along the coast of the Bay of Fundy. It says the weather...

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Aug 31, 2012 - Trip to Blacks Harbor to take a ferry to Grand Manan Island

Today Bill and I drove to Blacks Harbor, still along the coast of the Bay of Fundy. We were taking a ferry, called Grand Manan Adventure, to the island of Grand Manan. This is advertised as a place to come see whales along the coast and a tourist spot. The ferry was very nice, as you can see, and it traveled in each direction about every two hours throughout the day for an hour and a half trip. When we got there, not much to do. We just walked about 15 min. down the road to get lunch and walked back to catch the next ferry back. It was a...

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Aug 30, 2012 - Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy starting at St. Andrew by the Sea

We drove about an hour and a half to get to St. Andrews by the Sea, a small, quaint town, that caters to tourists, offering many various ways to get out in the Bay of Fundy to see whales and other sea life. We signed up with QuoddyLink Marine, on their catamaran. “Each day 100 billion tons of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Funday during one tide cycle, more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers!” The tides are considered to be the highest in the world, and they bring in small feeder fish and plankton. Whales and...

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Aug 29, 2012 - St. John, NB, CA Harbor walk and Bay of Fundy

Today we walked along the St. John's Harbor on the Bay of Fundy. A little info on the Bay of Fundy. Responding to the pull of the Moon's gravity, ocean waters rise and fall twice daily in the Bay of Fundy. The tides are usually greatest in the days following the new and full Moon. The tides are the highest near the end of Bay, which is where we will be staying on our next move. We'll be in a campground on Spencer's Island and will be right on the Bay of Fundy. Tides here in St. John range about 8-9m, which is about 24-27 feet. When we go...

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Aug 28, 2012 - On our way today to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

It was a long day today. It started raining before we left the campground and rained on and off the whole time we traveled to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. For most of the trip we went North and then East for a long time through what I can only describe as wilderness. No sign of life for miles. Oh, there were a couple of hunting lodges. It wasn't until we were almost to Canada did we come into civilization. About an hour after arriving in St. John, the weather cleared and it's supposed to be great the next few days. We've been so lucky...

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Aug 26, 2012 - New River Beach Provincial Park

Sunday, August 26, 2012 Morning comes early when a puppy is in the RV. The tide was just beginning to go out, and the dogs had their first taste (literally) of the ocean. They were much more delighted by the expanse of sand to explore than by the salty water! The beaches were deserted at 6:30 AM, which wasn’t really a surprise, so the dogs got to romp off-leash for a while. It was quite foggy, which suited Kristy well, as it kept them both in fairly close range. This was the most relaxed day yet – after breakfast, the guys went off...

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Aug 25, 2012 - Made a run for the border!

We headed for the border at Calais, ME after stopping and delegating various tasks to family members – Becca and Kristy were left at the laundromat to do the wash, Steven worked to prepare a lunch of spaghetti to be eaten once we got back on the road, while Matt, Chuck and Eden picked up groceries. We pulled into New Brunswick’s beautiful New River Beach Provincial Park right around high tide, and chose from only three or four remaining available campsites (of 99!)! Chuck and the kids headed off to check out the beach, while Kristy set up...

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Aug 25, 2012 - New Glasgow, NS to Saint John, New Brunswick

It was to be another fairly short day because we had to make a reservation in Saint John, to get a room on a Saturday night, and because there was no place much beyond there before the border crossing. We stopped for gas in Oxford...they proclaim themselves the Blueberry Capital of the world, or of Canada or something. There's towns in Maine that say the same thing, maybe of the US, not the world, but there are LOTS of places that have lots of blueberries. Anyway, see the pictures of the giant blueberry with two faces. We stayed at the Best...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Along the St. Lawrence River

Day 7, Sunday, August 19, 2012 - Along the St. Lawrence River. Took the rural route along the St. Lawrence River. Slow but very scenic. Many Sunday drivers. Well cared-for homes with beautiful flowers. The river widens with each mile, as does Lake Superior along the north shore. Found nice camp site in Riviere-du-Loup. Went shopping in the local IGA. Hugh selection of products. Sue very impressed. Decided to turn south tomorrow with destination St. John, New Brunswick. FYI, province-run liquor stores in Ontario identified with LCBO; in...

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Aug 15, 2012 - Saint John, New Brunswick

We said goodbye to our relatives this morning in Charleston, ME and headed to Calais, ME where we crossed the border into New Brunswick. We were dreading the congestion known to Calais border crossing, but they have a new crossing (3 years old) that we took with no problem at all. No waiting and sailed up NB Route 1 to Saint John. We hit a lot of fog and it is still foggy out. We were going to go to the Reversing Falls this afternoon, but we arrived in Town at Low Tide, so drove directly to Rockwood Park Campsite in Saint John. When we got...

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Jul 21, 2012 - Jet Boat Ride And Great Dinner!

We had made reservations to do the jet boat ride on the Reversing Falls in Saint John. It's about a 25 minute drive from the RV park. The Reversing Falls are where tides that come in every 6 hours on the Saint John River from the Bay of Fundy basically collide into each other. It creates these "falls" which are more like rapids. But we were there at 10 AM and the river was running east, then we went back at 2 PM and they were running west. Both with all the rapids and whirl pools. Since we had to be there by 9:30 AM we had to get ourselves...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Saint John and Reversing Falls

It has been raining pretty steadily for the last few days with temperatures in the low 60s. We got through customs in Calais without a hitch and I stopped at the Monetary Exchange to get Canadian dollars. The exchange rate is practically even now. We drove on the Canadian Scenic Highway to St. George where we had lunch – three of us had pizza, Nancy is sticking with the fish. Then on to Saint John where we stopped to see the Reversing Falls – a phenomenon where the Saint John River reverses its direction when the tides are high and low. We...

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