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Oct 24, 2017 - Lorneville, NS

LORNEVILLE, NS: (Part 2) Then we headed east to Lorneville, Nova Scotia (just outside Amherst) – covering 3,489 miles in 11 days!! (FAST for us). Great trip driving as the roads were pretty good, scenic, and we encountered minimal traffic. We headed pretty much straight east - through Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, crossing into Canada at Sault Ste. Marie, through Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick to Nova Scotia. Shortly after we arrived we received some wonderful news – Karen called to tell us that she had...

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Sep 25, 2017 - Amherst

A glorious day, more like Summer than Autumn. The forecast for Fredericton was a high of 30C today & I think it got to about that here. It’s not going to last though – Saturday is supposed to be 13C which is closer to their average for this time of year. I just enjoyed the day by pottering around the camp, working out some of the logistics of packing up the motorhome for the winter, what I can leave & what I’ll need on the way home & the easiest ways to get to railway stations, hotels & airports during my journey back to Vancouver. Of...

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Canada 2017

Sep 24, 2017 - Truro to Amherst

I had to go to just one more fort today because it was important in the story of the Acadian deportations. Fort Beauséjour was built by the French in 1751 but it was attacked & captured by the British in 1755 & renamed Fort Cumberland. It was because the Acadians fought on the French side in this engagement that led to the British expulsion all the Acadians from Nova Scotia so what happened at Grand Pre later in 1755 was a direct result of this battle. The Acadians said the French forced them to fight but the British didn’t believe that &...

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Canada 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - Amherst, NS.

Well, we made it to Nova Scotia, after a few years talking about it. The day started out a little hectic. We got an e-mail saying there were more papers to sign on the house. We now have a 4 hour time difference. When we went into Canada we didn't think we would have cell service. Thank goodness, Verizon includes Canada in your Domestic plan. So to sign and fax we had to find a Staples. If only the papers were sent so we could Esign them. We went driving through the town of Fredericton looking for a Staples in the Motorhome. Only took the...

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Sep 24, 2015 - farewell to Nova Scotia

Early start today , were in Lunenburg by 8:30. Underway by 9 30 on a beautiful sunny morning just enough breeze to have a nice smooth ride. Was very interesting watching the crew do their thing and chatting with them. Had a nice lunch overlooking the harbor and headed to get the van. No major issues but they tweeked a few things and seemed to get the timing just right. Got an oil change too. Left there and drove to Amherst where we found another nice campground. Might freeze tonight so got power so we can put the heater on. Tomorrow we head...

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Aug 8, 2015 - Loch Lomond and a Birthday Celebration

Wednesday’s drive from Havre Boucher to Amherst was a pleasant relatively short trip. We are back at Loch Lomond Campground the second home campground of our Dunedin next door neighbors, Susan and David Burke. The Burkes treated Sue, and me as well, to a terrific dinner for her birthday at Duncan’s Pub in Amherst. It was a fun few days relaxing with Susan and David for our last days in Canada. I thought that I had things locked in with reservations for our return to the States – until I checked! It turned out that I overlooked our next two...

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Jun 12, 2015 - Visiting the Burkes

Our trip from Saint John to Amherst, NS was a short, although bumpy, 135-mile drive. We were greeted by our friends, Susan and David Burke, even before we arrived at Loch Lomond RV Park. I had made a quick restroom stop beside highway 2 about 10 miles short of our destination. David and Susan happened to be driving by and pulled over to see if we had a problem. Both Sue and I were surprised by their early greeting. We are set up in a nice pull-thru full-hookup site with 50-amp power. The only negative is a lack of operating wifi at the...

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May 6, 2015 - First time to the Maritimes

May 4th: Left Courtney's home at 9:00 am to head for the Maritimes. Temperatures in Quebec were heading to 27 c. Time to head to cooler temps. Lots of choices as to our route and destination. We decided to catch the ferry across the St Lawrence to head East. Ferry cost $15.00 for car and 2 adults. Similar ferry to Hornby Island. BC needs to take note. Travelled east on Hwy 40 to Quebec City. Great hwy, smooth sailing until we hit a traffic jam in Quebec. A one our delay, bottleneck to cross the bridge. We decided to head through Maine....

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Maritimes 2015

Sep 29, 2013 - Peggy's Cove and Amerst

Sept 25 we headed to Pigott Lake where we stayed in a wonderful cottage on the lake for (2)days provided to us by the Peck family. We then departed for Peggy's Cove which was beautiful. From Peggy's Cove we drove to Amherst Nova Scotia. On the way we stopped for lunch at Paddy's in Wolfville did The Lookoff at Canning Nova Scotia and walked along Cape D'or. Made for long travel day but very worthwhile and saw some great sites

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Maritimes= Fall 2013

Aug 25, 2013 - Amherst and the Burkes

On Friday we arrived at the Loch Lomond Campground in Amherst, NS where our Florida next door neighbors, Susan and David Burke, have their fifth wheel. David and Susan have a home in Moncton, NS about 45 minutes north of here. They had a arranged for a nice 50-amp full-hookup site for us. We settled in and enjoyed a traditional Maritime Hodge Podge dinner that Susan prepared. After a day of rest yesterday we headed out in the Burke’s car for a day trip. We drove about an hour and a half to the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy. Because...

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Oct 9, 2012 - Day 86 - Nova Scotia north shore, New Glasgow to Amherst

We travelled today along the north shore of Nova Scotia from New Glasgow to Amherst, the leaves were in full color and the sun was shining, mostly. We drove the scenic route with more ease than yesterday. We stopped at Tatamagouche for lunch at the Train Station Hotel and Restaurant. You eat in a dining car and can actually sleep in a caboose or box car. All beautifully decorated. Garry says their Seafood Chowder was the best of the trip so far. We continued on to Amherst then went north back to Moncton, to Campers City RV Park. Mel and...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 13, 2012 - We made it! Nova Scotia today! ***Loch Lomond Campgrounds, Amherst, Nova Scotia

We made it! Nova Scotia today. After traveling the "scenic route"...read bumpy, narrow, patched roads...we are in Nova Scotia. We stopped at the Welcome Center, talked to a very friendly, helpful employee. She even telephoned the campground we were interested in, verifing there was an opening for our rig. We are in the "first" town coming into the island via highway, Amherst, as opposed to arriving by ferry. Nova Scotia, so far, looks like the rest of New Brunswick, lots and lots of trees, a few farms, coastline along the Bay of Fundy....

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