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Jan 14, 2013 - Journal 1

Hi Everyone, well after 2 weeks of waiting for brake clamp parts for the RV (a week from Tennessee to Toronto and a week from Toronto to our mechanic..can you believe that!),we left home Thursday Jan.10 and we drove to Lewiston,ME. We had planned to drive to outside Boston but that morning we found we had no coach batteries( not engine battery that is already new). the coach batteries were dead and split open from the freezing cold weather. Harry took out the old ones and got new ones. So instead of 8:30 departure we left at 11am. We...

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Sep 25, 2012 - Reversing Falls, Saint John, NB

Another beautiful and fun day in New Brunswick! Dan and I got off to a rough start, though, as we got lost on our way to the Jet Boat tour. I was driving, and took the wrong exit on one of the highways, causing us to go about eight miles out of our way before we realized our mistake. Then I took another wrong turn trying to get turned around and ended up on a smaller road that runs parallel with the highway. This would have been a nice, scenic alternative, but NOT when we were rushing to get to our tour boat! We made it with what we thought...

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Sep 24, 2012 - Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

Today we went to see the Reversing Rapids, a twice-daily phenomenon created by the collision of the Bay of Fundy and the St. John River at low and high tides: “Right at the doorstep of Saint John, the Bay of Fundy’s monstrous tides bring spectacle to life. Hundreds of millions of years ago, continents collided, forming the gorge through which the St. John River flows. When the world’s highest tides push in, rushing up and over the river, they collide, and the river actually reverses in the face of this unstoppable natural power. Then, as...

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Sep 23, 2012 - Hermon, ME to Saint John, NB

When we left Hermon, Maine around 11:00am headed to Saint John, New Brunswick, it was sunny. But as the day wore on and the elevation climbed, it became overcast and foggy. It was still a pleasant drive along Rt. 9 to the Canadian border. We thought we would be questioned about the apples we picked in New Hampshire when we got to the border, so Cindy spent last night making applesauce in her crockpot from the apples we still had left. It is delicious!!! But when we got to Customs, the agent asked if we had any alcohol and/or firearms on...

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Sep 17, 2012 - Into New Brunswick

Maritime Provinces Sept. 16-21, 2001 Our time in the Maritime Provinces was mostly a “we went there, camped there, and drove on” because of time constraints. Leaving Bar Harbor, we took another scenic route, Maine highway #1. When I “googled” this highway, there was a wealth of information. The highway starts at the New Hampshire border and generally runs parallel to I-95 past Portland. Then it veers over to the coastline, going through places like Nobleboro, Rockport, and Ducktrap. From near Bar Harbor we meandered along many small...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Digby Scallops

Day 28, Sept. 9, 2012, Digby Scallops (4 photos) Began raining in the wee small hours and continued throughout the day, at times quite heavy. Don’t know the total amount and it doesn’t matter since would have to convert millimeters to inches to mean anything to us. Tried to do some back road travel but driving too difficult in the heavy rain. Walked the waterfront (the only ones doing so); viewed the “world’s largest scallop fleet.” This according to the Digby promoters. Noted that the docks for both scallop and pleasure boats float on...

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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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