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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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2015 New York Trip

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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Travel 2015

Jul 3, 2014 - Lunenburg NS Day 2

Today Bill and Margaret visited the Farmer's Market at the Community Center. There were a lot of fruits and vegetables plus arts and crafts. Bill bought some homemade salami which smelled and tasted delicious. He wished he had bought more. We all went on a drive to Blue Rocks and Mahoney Bay but took separate cars since neither of us knew how long we wanted to be. It was a short drive to Blue Rocks. It is a small village which is called the Peggy's Cove of Lunenburg. It would have been more picturesque with less fog. Without the sun the...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Lunenburg, NS Day 1

We left for Lunenburg around 8:30 with clear skies and the temperature expected to reach 70 degrees. We traveled along Hwy 8 which is a rough and windy road. About 35 miles into our trip we stopped at Kejimruyik National Park. This is an area with strong Mi'Kmaw Indian heritage. Many generations of families come to this area for summer enjoyment of camping, canoeing and staying in summer cottages. The art of canoe making is once again being done by local builders. We didn't walk through the park as we had to be in Lunenburg for a tour of...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Maritime Adventure

Sept. 27th, Grande Pre, Annapolis, stopped off & sampled wine (bought 2 bottles). off to PEI via Confederation bridge, Sept. 28th. Drove all over Summerside, there till about 1:45 pm. Drove to Cavendish, stayed at Stanley Bridge. We went to Green Gables & Ann Shirley family historical site, Sept. 29th. It was fantastic, great information, magnificent view, wonderful weather. Sept. 29th, toured around area, drove to St. Peters & back. Ate again at Carr's (2nd nite) patio, ocean view. Sept. 30th, Went to Charlottetown, drove & walked all...

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Maritimes= Fall 2013

Sep 28, 2013 - Dartmouth to Lunenburg NS

September 28 Sunshine and we are wearing shorts! It is a glorious fall day. As we drove done the hill into Dartmouth we saw scullers on the lake, joggers, cyclists and dog walkers all glad to see the sun! Stopped into the Saturday Farmer’s Market in the Ferry Building and bought cherry tomatoes for $2 which is much less than the $5 we have seen in the grocery stores. We had only 24 minutes on the meter so did a quick run through much of which was artisan wares. Got some good coffee though. Got over the bridge ($2.50 vs. $1 on the weekend)...

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Aug 28, 2013 - Lunenburg, NS

What a crazy weather day we got Wednesday! We bid farewell to our great host in St. Ann's, and headed southwest in very foggy conditions at 9:00. By 10:00 it was a beautiful sunny day, and by 11 it was again very overcast. When the sun came out again, we thought it was really going to be clear for the day. For lunch, we found a KFC/Taco Bell, and couldn't believe that you even can't get KFC in Nova Scotia without French fries. We've just had one too many French fries on this trip, so we settled for some tacos. We got to our first...

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Eastern Canada, 2013

Aug 22, 2013 - Dental Solution

The tooth is back! Sue now has a new crown and even had an almost fun experience. The final step today was to go to the United Dental Lab for final coloring. There we met Herman, the ceramist, who would complete the process. After doing the final coloring it would take about a half hour to heat the crown to over 700 degrees Celsius and then cool it to make the color permanent. The clinic had several large writings on the walls that we found interesting. When Sue asked to see others, Herman volunteered to take us on a tour of the lab. The...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Relaxed Day

Today was a relaxed day and a movie day. We chilled at the campground during the first half of the day. I got in a nice run on Hunter Island Road, a dirt road across the street from the campground. The road has some pretty harbor views along the way. Sue drifted back to Peggy’s Cove and took some more photos. After lunch we headed into Halifax for a movie and dinner. After taking in “Fruitvale Station” at the Empire 8 we had dinner at a nearby restaurant and then went for a walk in the nearby Public Gardens. All in all it was a nice day.

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