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Sep 7, 2010 - Day 13 Saint John Canada

our day 13 we drove thru maine into canada at calais, thru boarder on to saint john at their provincial park, rockwood a nice camp where we are awaiting better weather to cross on the ferry to nova scotia today and tomorrow are rain days so maybe thursday we may take the ferry, in today photos are a few of the bay of fundy's big receding tides. and the drive along canadian 9 and 1 from st. stephen are very remote and pretty... our day 13 photos http://picasaweb.google.com/110975240111565319818/Day13SaintJohnStPark# Click the link below to...

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Aug 22, 2010 - End of the adventure

On our way to St. John, which is our last stop, we saw the low and high tides on the Bay of Fundy. The shore is known for the "flower pots" rocks with vegetation on top. At low tide you can walk on the ocean floor. They blow a whistle to warn people the tide is coming in and to get off the beach. St. John is a modern city and the largest in New Brunswick with a population of about 125,000 We stopped at the City Market which is the oldest continuous market in Canada. Don bought a bag of this seaweed stuff and shared it with the group. He had...

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Aug 13, 2010 - St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

Friday August 13th, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada Where to start…. “Trackers” is the term referring to members of our “Tracks To Adventure” Tour. We had an 8am briefing meeting, which is held every morning before departure. 15 min. later we were on the road. We do not convoy but eventually meet up when we decide to arrive at the designated RV park at the end of the day or when we feel like it. Allan of course has to see everything along the way! It was a lovely drive along the coast of Maine then into New Brunswick & along the coast...

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Aug 13, 2010 - St John, New Brunswick, Canada

We decided to check out the town of St John. Not a terribly attractive place but they have made an effort around the port and riverfront, probably in an effort to attract the cruise ships; the Carnival Glory was in yesterday when we arrived. Had our first taste of Tim Hortons coffee, its so popular around here, there are 4 shops alone in the town and the locals seem to shun the Starbucks in favour of Tim Hortons. What impressed us was that we chose a small iced cappuccino, and got a sensible sized drink that we still was able to share for...

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Aug 12, 2010 - St John, New Brunswick, Canada

We crossed the border into Canada from Maine at Calais (just like in France). Easy Peasy too. No queing, no third degree, no searching the RV. Just checked the passports and we were on our way, didn’t even ask about the dog. So we arrived at our campground in St John, part of a large municipal park with lakes, walks, nice gardens and even a zoo! Close to the town too. Part of the process of setting up home in a new campground is to tune in the TV. That’s either through the cable connection if the campsite provides it or, as in this case,...

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Aug 8, 2010 - Saint John

The 7th was the kind of travel day we really like, as we only had about an hour and a half to get from Fundy National Park to Saint John. We slept later and left about 11:00 and were parked in time for lunch in Saint John. We still had an afternoon to do some exploring. Having been told we couldn’t take any fruits or vegetables across the border, we chose not to go to the big farmer’s market and went to find the Reversing Falls. The Saint John River drops several feet as it enters Fundy Bay. We arrived just at low tide and watched as jet...

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Jul 21, 2010 - Reversing Falls

We went to Saint John today to take a boat tour of the Saint John Rvier and harbor. Saint John is the head of tide for the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River. They meet at a narrow passage and create what is called the Reversing Falls. As tidal flow from the ocean enters the Bay of Fundy they are relatively normal because the mouth of the Bay is wide. As they move up the Bay, the bay narrows causing the level to rise to the levels the Bay of Fundy is famous for. As the level in the Bay rises it causes the flow of the Saint John River to...

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Jul 10, 2010 - Reversing Falls, Town of Saint John NB

Had a bus tour today to tour the town of Saint John, New Brunswick. We started at Reversing Falls, the 7th Marine Wonder of the World. This place is amazing and a must see for anyone visiting the area. We took a few pictures but they don’t do the views justice. 10,000 years ago there were an actual falls here but now it is more like rapids. The Saint John river (fresh water) flows into the Saint John Harbour (ocean inlet) through a narrow section that is about 100 feet wide. The river is lower than the ocean at high tide so that when the...

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Jul 9, 2010 - Drive to Saint John, NB & Campobello

1st day of driving with the Tracks tour group. We were asked to leave between 8 and 10 am. We left with my parents following a little after 8am and stopped by Walmart to pick up a few things since we will be in Canada for the next month. Most, not all, of those on the Tracks tour stopped at Campobello Island to tour the summer home of Franklin Delanor Roosevelt and see the Head Harbour Lighthouse. We parked in a large lot by the highway, unhooked the Jeep, then my parents joined us in the Jeep to drive across the Canadian border to the...

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Jul 7, 2010 - St. John, NB - Rockwood Park Campground

Our trip to St. John, NB was an uneventful 125 mile drive. Our border crossing went without a hitch and we are now in Canada for two to three months. We are staying at Rockwood Park Campground which is part of a large city park complex. We have full hookups with 30 amps, a clear shot to the satellite and good cell coverage. St. Johns is the largest city in New Brunswick but still isn’t very large with a 2006 population of a little over 68,000. It is also the oldest city in New Brunswick and the street design reflects that. There seems to be...

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Jun 27, 2010 - Reversing Falls Saint John

We had a much better day today. :-) We spent the day viewing the city of Saint John and the Reversing Falls. We are so glad we were able to see Saint John on a Sunday. There was hardly any traffic and parking was free all over the city. We were able to stop and take pictures anywhere we pleased. Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. After our time in the city we went to view the Reversing Falls. In Saint John the height difference from low to high tide is approximately...

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Jun 26, 2010 - Finally in Canada

We have finally arrived in Canada after a very exhausting day. We took the Maine coastal route to Canada and the roads were horrible. I can't remember any this bad, even in Alaska. :-) I don't think they have repaired the roads in a long time. Once we made it to the border, they waved us over for inspection. The inspection took over an hour. They went all through the RV and then the car. They made us go into a waiting area and we had to take Ollie with us. He enjoyed all the attention, but we were not having fun. :-) Once they finished...

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