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Aug 8, 2011 - Saint John, NB

It started raining Monday. Tuesday was cloudy with a little drizzle. Wednesday it rained all day and into the night. Coming from sunny Arizona, it's a little tough to deal with. Dee was wearing her flip flops all across the U.S. it was so darned not and humid. Now she's wearing socks and winter-sturdy shoes, jeans, etc. We camped for three days in Saint John - New Brunswick's largest city and pretty much the center of the province's industry. The "saint" is spelled out because there is also a St. John in Newfoundland. This was done to keep...

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Aug 4, 2011 - Saint John

Destination # 22: St John, New Brunswick Mileage: 110 k (from Woodstock) Arrive: Thursday, August 4, 2011 Depart: Saturday, August 6, 2011 • Thursday, August 4  Arrive at the Rockwood Municipal Park Campground in St John at around noon.  One of the highlights of the drive over comes unexpectedly when we pull off to the side of the road for a “bio” break. Almost immediately a car pulls right in front of us and an elderly gentleman, walking with obvious difficulty, gets out of the car and makes his way back to where we are stopped to...

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Canada & USA Journey

Jul 23, 2011 - land at last

The only stop on this cruise was in St. John, New Brunswick, a pleasant town just over the US border from Maine. It is famous for its extreme tides that can fluctuate up to 26 feet and the reversing tide, when the enormous flow of water causes the river to change direction. It’s located on a narrow spit of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Grand Bay and funnels the tide as it moves back and forth. We’ve been here before with our RV and visited the rock formations at Hopewell Rocks a number of times throughout the day to document the...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Touring Saint Johns

Took a 3 hour bus tour of Saint John. This town has a lot of history and the buildings are being maintained but just barely. The streets are very rough and hard to negotiate. The bus tour was appreciated just so we did not have to drive. We stopped at the market which is an indoor block long group of merchants which the locals use. Reversing falls was another stop. This is set of rapids where the water flows upstream during high tide and down stream during low tide. There is a basin just up stream which empties and refills during the tide...

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 23, 2011 - Into Canada

The trip to Saint John was longer then expected. The first 50 miles was on a narrow rough windy road. We crossed the border into Canada with no trouble, even got the houseplants through. One couple that we have got to know fairly well was not so lucky. DUI will ban you from Canada for life so they were turned away. I do not think they will get a refund of their $2500. We were the last RV to arrive and it was good to see the dry erase board showing our site assignment. The signage and road layout in this town are a challenge. There is not a...

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Steele summer 2011

Jun 23, 2011 - St John, New Brunswick, Canada

First night here in St John we ate out. Food was good but not fantastic. We both had the seafood crepe. They served us potatoes with the vegetable and then potatoes on the side. Yesterday we went on a bus tour of the city. The tour was about 3 hours and we got to see all the things we wanted. They took us in the Market, and the historical theater. We also stopped at the reversing falls. The St John River empties into the ocean here. They have high tides here of about 28 feet. When the tide is low the river goes through a section of falls,...

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Jun 8, 2011 - Saint John, NB, Canada

We spent one night in Saint John. We went to the Saint John City Market. The first floor is a huge Farmer's Market and the next couple of floors are a shopping mall. We at lunch at Pizza Hut. We also went to the Reversing Falls. When the tide cones in to the harbor the 450 miles St. John River meets the waters of the Bay of Fundy. At high tide the Bay of Fundy becomes 14 feet higher than the river slowing forcing the river to flow upstream. Interesting. I included a photo of the falls but we were not in the boat! I also included a photo of...

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Sep 26, 2010 - St. John, NB

Drove from Halifax, Nova Scotia back into New Brunswick and spent 3 nights at Saint John in a city park that has a large camping area. Rockwood Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Canada, and has a lake, golf course, and even a zoo. Saint John is where the Saint John river empties into the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world. They have been known to reach 52 feet, and we wanted to see this phenomenon. The river flows into the Bay during low tide times and as the tide rises the level of the tide and...

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East Coast Trip 2010

Sep 14, 2010 - Last Days In Saint John & Canada!

Last couple of days have been spent seeing the last of the sites that Saint John has to offer, picking up a few items (another bottle of Newfie Screech!), and getting set to head south to Maine tomorrow morning. Yesterday the first thing on our list was to see the infamous Reversing Falls on the Saint John River. We have seen a heck of a lot of sites on our journey so far and I have to say this is the only one that has been disappointing so far. Granted we did see it at slack tide but even still it didn't inspire a heck of a lot of awe....

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Sep 8, 2010 - Saint John In A Fog

Moving day, and fortunatly before I had to go and tend to the outside chores the rain slowed to a slow misty drizzle. It was just after 10:00 AM when we headed out on the 310 K drive to Saint John, where we would admuse ourselves until it was time to head south into Maine. Our first stop was at the small community of Hartland, to check out the world's longest covered bridge, built in 1901 it spanned 1282 feet. We pulled off the main road onto what was supposed to be a cul-de-sac, yeah sure! We ended up on a dead end street, and had to...

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Sep 8, 2010 - Day 14 Saint John Canada

our day 14 was a real bummer, we were fogged in at saint johns w/a heavy mist not good for taking photos... we are hoping the weather may be better on our day 15...while in saint john, we went to see the reversing falls but fog was too heavy... at our camp, you could have seen the city from atop where we are camping, again, FOG! we leave here tomorrow if all goes well catching the ferry to digby NS... see these few photos we did take... our few day 14 photos http://picasaweb.google.com/110975240111565319818/Day14SaintJohn2# Click the link...

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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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