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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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Aug 19, 2013 - The South Shore

Yesterday (Sunday) was a laid back day in the campground. Today we took a drive along the south shore to Lunenberg and back. Route 103 is the limited access highway that goes across southern Nova Scotia to Yarmouth. We headed west on the older highway 3 that hugs the water. We stopped along the way at a riverside park for a picnic lunch and then took a stroll on a rails-to-trails trail starting from the old railroad station in Chester. We made a brief stop at a garden center that had undertaken an unusual fund raiser for research on breast...

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Aug 17, 2013 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Depart: Cavendish, PEI Arrive: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia We left Cavendish in the sunshine this morning and the sun seems to have been with us all day!! So when is a wrong turn actually a right turn? We made a wrong turn or so we thought it was but it turned out to be in the end, a good turn. We traced the rugged and picturesaque south coast on Highway 333, the Lighthouse trail through to Peggy's Cove. Peggy's Cove is apparently the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Turned out to be a wonderful drive along the seaside, through scenic...

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Aug 14, 2013 - Chester to Newburne

The rain finally stopped overnight to leave us with the sound of complete silence on the island we were on. The only sound we heard was the occasional call of Loons - I didn't realize the lived in salt water as well. The fog horns started early morning continued until we left the coast around noon. There wasn't any more rain, but the tents were drenched from the fog and we got wet as we moved around. It was warm so we didn't bother with rain gear. We rode through the bustling towns of Chester and Mahone Bay. The economy seems to be...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Halifax to Chester

A foggy start to the morning and 18 degrees. A bit of a challenge getting out of town since it goes through a development area and the cue sheets and my gps did not reflect the current road layout. It took a few minutes to sort out but a group of four of us got on track and headed to Peggy's cove. The rest eventually figured it out and we met up again in Peggy's Cove at km 46. The temperature dropped to 14 by the time we arrived. We took some ceremonial pictures of the lighthouse in the fog, used the washroom and were on our way. We passed...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Our second and third nights out were spent in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This beautiful, quiet destination was an alternative to nearby Halifax. The At Townsend Bed and Breakfast was outstanding. While the hosts were very experienced having done this for eight years, this home was new and built expressly for this purpose to their specifications. They really made us feel like guests in their home. After checking in, we headed to the harbor for dinner at Big Red's. Sitting on the patio we had a beautiful view of the harbor. Just as we got our...

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