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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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Atlantic Canada

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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Barb's Retirement

Jun 14, 2012 - Sunny skies

This morning everything that had been gray last night, was now bathed in brilliant sunshine. We moved a few miles further east to St. John. Since we had been here previously on a cruise and saw most of the sights, we stopped by Costco for a few provisions. While in the store, they invited to spend the night. Why not? They are painting stripes on part of the parking lot, but assured us we shouldn't get any overspray. On the side of the hill, we have great views to the east and there are no cars in this part of the lot. It's too far from the...

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Dream On

Oct 6, 2011 - Saint John, NB

The temperature only - 1 C first thing this morning, but sunny. We stopped in Fredericton to see the legislature building. I talked Elgin into a slight detour to see covered bridges. New Brunswick is famous for covered bridges although there isn’t many left that are in use. The first one was the Smythe Bridge built in 1912, 42 meters long in a pretty setting, a bit of fall colours. The second one was along the main road the Hoyt Station Bridge built in 1936 and 29 meters long. Staying the night in the Rockwood Park Campground in Saint...

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On The Road 2011

Sep 14, 2011 - St John New Brunswick Canada

We left Digby Nova Scotia for St. Andrews New Brunswick via a ferry to St. John New Brunswick. The sunrise was great and we had a wonderful view of digby in the early morning sun. When we arrived in St. John, New Brunswick it was foggy, oh well the crossing was great.

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Aug 19, 2011 - Day 39 Tides in Fundy Bay

We arrived at the Rising Tides Centre about 10 am which was spot on to see the low tide at 10:08. We watched the swirling water there, Ralph walked down the stairs, and we viewed a video. We also purchased a CD to take home. The Fallsview Park was our location for the next 8 hours. We watched through slack low tide, high tide, and slack high tide. It was amazing to see how fast the water flowed. And to catch sight of the seals! We had planned to spend the day so we'd packed a picnic lunch and had our Kindles with us - you can't watch the...

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Aug 19, 2011 - Traffic

The last 3 Thursdays have seen the most "hits" on my journal site. Not sure why Thursday is such a big day. However, I receive few comments or responses on any day. I enjoy hearing from you as much as you enjoy reading about our trip. So even if it's only a quick note, please respond. Also I'd appreciate it if you'd sign our Guestbook. That way I'll have a record of who is following us. Everytime I send out an update notice, 58 people are notified. I've heard back from 10 or so. Who are the rest of you???

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