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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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Jun 25, 2010 - Home, Home on the Reach

Well ,We’re back. Yes we have been home for a month and our travels seem like a dream. We have been busy starting up our lives again. Paying bills, buying cars, planting gardens and all that jazz. We both have looked at each other with longing in our eyes of when can we go again. Its really beautiful and we are happy to be here but after that many months we get the heebee geebees to see what’s around the next bend in the road. We have learned so much about this remarkable world we live in but most of all we have learned about ourselves...

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Long Reach RTW

Jun 10, 2010 - A Walk Around St. John, NB

Today we started out late, parked downtown and just spent the day strolling around historic St. John. We visited Market Square, an updated farmers market housing all the usual shops as well as produce in an old ship building buiding that dates from the 1800's and found the unusual 12 hour colock that shows the time by having a coiled serpent's tail point to the numerals. We admired the old buildings and stone carving dating from after the 1877 big fire on Prince William and Germaine Streets, and lunched along the way on soup and dessert at...

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Jun 9, 2010 - St. Johns, NB

We spent a lovely morning strolling through Kingsbrae Garden again, covering it thoroughly, then walking along the historic streets of St Andrew. We lunched on the most wonderful seafood chowder in a small shop on Main Street before heading down the road toward St John. On the way we diverted on small roads to find a lighthouse, (hardly worth the trouble) and another to find a tea shop, which we never did find, but saw some pretty coast abd a lot of forest. We're spending a couple of nights here in St John before going on up the coast. We...

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Jun 4, 2010 - Saint John, New Brunswick

6/4 – 6/6 It took us three days to travel 420 miles through Maine to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada (I 93, US3, US2, I 95, I 365, SR9, US1, PH1). On the first day we made a stop at Christies Maple Farm. We learned how they grade maple syrup: Grade A for maple syrup and Grade B for cooking syrup. Within Grade A there are three variations going from mild to strong (light amber, medium amber and dark amber). We also learned that each sugar maple tree supplies about 11-12 gallons of sap a season which produces one quart of syrup. We bought a...

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May 21, 2010 - The Closing of the Loop

We closed the loop at the Westfield ferry 20 km from home, at 10:00AST after 8 months, 1 week (233 days) of travel in a westerly direction. When we head out again on Sept. 15th we are going to do it in an easterly direction, just kidding (maybe). Nickie and I are going to get Compass Rose tattoos on our bums to commemorate, just kidding(or not). Happy to be home, we can safely say we are blessed to live in such a great place (Long Reach, Canada).

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Long Reach RTW

May 20, 2010 - St John, NB

Watched falls from Falls View Park for outgoing tide. Drove to Irving Nature Park for marsh boardwalk. Found New Brunswick Museum Drove to Fundy National Park. Gampgound opens tonight, but electric is on and on honor system. Adirondak black files found Fundy Nat’l Park. Clouds have gone and sun is now out. Trip Miles 695 Diesel fill at Alma, NB $106 / liter 15.09 mpg (with some generator for microwave.

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