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Sep 21, 2016 - Lunenburg NS/ Mahone NS

Out the door at 9:30 this morning to check out the little community Lunenburg. From the amazing ships in the harbour to the colourful buildings throughout the town.The streets were filled with tourists from all over, including us! We then went to Blue Rocks, another fishing town, the drive was very scenic. After talking with a couple in the harbour in Lunenburg, they told us to make sure we go to Mahone, another touristy town about 20 k away , so happy we did, They are having their Festival of Scarecrows this weekend and the streets were...

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Sep 20, 2016 - Lunenburg NS

Woke up this morning to fog . It had rained all night, but was bits of drizzle when we hit the road towards Peggy's Cove. Only 7 k away we hit Tourist City. Found out when we tried to find parking that we couldn't, we were pulling our 5th Wheel, because there were 4 cruise ships in Halifax Harbour. and they were here! We were allowed to park for enough time to get some shots, and maneuver around people. That was fine with us, because it was too busy. We then made our way up to Halifax and stopped and shopped for supples, Then we plugged in...

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Sep 1, 2016 - South Shore Nova Scotia

Thursday, September 1, 2016 Started from Halifax at 8 AM heading to Prince Edward Island. PEI is the smallest Canadian Province. The island is 140 miles long and 40 miles wide with a population of 140,300. Crossing the 8 mile long Confederation Bridge or taking the Ferry from Nova Scotia is the only way for a car or RV to reach PEI. You pay the toll ($46.00) when you leave the island. After a stop at Tim Horton’s (when in Canada . . .) we crossed the bridge at 11:30 AM. Our first stop was at MOOS Ice Cream. Saw a Moos shop at Halifax Wharf...

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Aug 31, 2016 - Lunenberg

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Started the day with all electronics fully charged, water tank full, gray and black tanks emptied – RV ready for the road. We were lucky enough to find an open spot in the Lunenburg Harbor parking lot. Pulled in next to a PW that was almost a twin to ours. Bodies were the same but their chassis newer. Our PW is a 2007, theirs was a 2010. The owners are French and were uncomfortable talking to us since they did not speak understand much English and spoke even less. We walked uptown to explore Lunenburg and admire...

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Aug 30, 2016 - South Shore

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Woke to another beautiful morning. Mornings have been 54⁰-59⁰ with afternoons reaching 75⁰-80⁰. Strong winds have been blowing yesterday and today. The other “B” neighbor knocked on our door this morning and introduced herself. Jim & Mary are from Nova Scotia. They purchased their PleasureWay this spring and were doing several short trips to prepare for wintering in the south. They sold their house and plan to live full time in their PW Plateau. As much as we love our PW we could not imagine living in it full time....

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Sep 24, 2015 - Lunenburg

It's been two days since updating. Last time we were in the beautiful Wolfville, we had been thinking about touring some more wineries as there are probably 8 in the area. But we wanted to head down to Digby, and I wasn't really into drinking a bunch of wine and then hitting the highway...I think that's illegal?? But Wolfville is an absolutely wonderful place to spend a few good days eating and drinking and going to the beach. I enjoyed the straight highway drive to Digby. It was enjoyable to look around....at the trees. The annapolis...

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Sep 15, 2015 - great day

Left Chester this morning, cool and cloudy but not raining. Drove to Lunenburg and saw bluenose inthe harbour. Got to tour it when it came in. Fun talking to staff. Murray would have loved to go out on it but it was booked. had a great lunch, Murray had his oysters. He went through the museum there. Drove to a provincial park for the night. found another gem. our sight looks through a few trees to the ocean and we can walk tight down to the beach. Had to wear earplugs, sound of crashing waves so loud. Had great fire and watched the sunset....

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Aug 16, 2015 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

In the last Journal entry I stated that the morning we left for Halifax/Dartmouth was the latest we had ever left since we started this journey in June. Today we broke the record even wider as it was almost 1400 hours when we got on the road. However, there was a better than average reason for our tartness because Marge had to go to the Emergency room at the Dartmouth General Hospital. This morning we were very leisurely putting things away and getting ready to leave for Lunenburg, Nova Scotia for a two day stay. Marge discovered some type...

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Jul 16, 2015 - learning about lobster

Today's drive was a short one from the Bay of Fundy to the Atlantic coast through lower Nova Scotia, so we had time for a field trip before we left. We drove to a lobster packing facility in Parkers Cove, located across the street from the harbor where the spiny creatures were being unloaded. Here the trapping season is still going strong and sort of an assembly line was going great guns sorting the lobsters by size and putting them in crates. The crates were stored in aerated 37º sea water and may not be sent on to customers around the...

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Jul 16, 2015 - Lunenberg, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg is a city founded by Germans. In 1753 a group of 1,453 from the Upper Rhine were settled to balance and displace the French Catholic Acadiens and Micmac natives in the region. It became a center of the cod fishing industry with several fish processing plants, many ship building yards, and about 25 cod fishing schooners based there. The Grand Banks Fisheries are just offshore and very close by. Today fishing is not as important as it was, since the cod fishery has declined. There are still many fishing boats, but they fish for...

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Jul 2, 2015 - Lunenburg, NS

Yesterday, we spent most of the day on a bus tour of Annapolis Royal and saw numerous sites with a lot of history. First was Fort Royal which was built in 1605. We were given a excellent overview of how the people survived during that time, especially during the harsh winters. The fort had been kept in immaculate condition with many original cooking utensils, handmade tools, etc. I will have some photos downloaded by tomorrow. Next, we went to Fort Anne, an unusual built fort without a stockade fence, but with star shaped dirt mounds all...

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Jul 1, 2015 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Only a 96 mile drive to Lunenburg. In fact, most all of the drives are very short, which allows the guests extra time to explore. In Lunenburg we visited the Atlantic Fisheries Museum, walked the board walk on the harbor, got to visit old sailing ships, and find a nice place to eat lunch. The next day Susan and I drove up to Mahone Bay, and also to the Blue Rocks Drive. Weather was excellent, although the fog moved in quickly at one point. As we sit here right now in 95 degree weather in Chanute, Kansas, I find it hard to belive that it was...

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