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Sep 21, 2015 - good bye cape breton

The concert was great. All the singers had to have mined for at least 2 years. The conductor has been with them since the start and so have several of the men. On our way down the bras d'or lake route we stopped at Big Pond at Rita McNeil s tea room. Her career started at expo 67 where she performed with men of the deeps at the cape Breton pavilion. Nice stop. Headed back to maitland to see if we could catch the tidal bore, early this time so was low tide , nothing exciting happened the tide just came up. Camped nearby.

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Jul 15, 2010 - Tidal Bore

We were actually parked at Urbania, which isn't far from Maitland. We were on another really bad road to get to the RV Park and were told in the office that their road hadn't been paved in 40 years and I believe it. It was repair on top of repair on top of repair and great hunks of it were missing. We had only one night at this spot and were there to try to see a tidal bore. The young woman in the office told us we could see a bore right on their property and gave us the time to be there. We walked quite a distance to get to the river...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Tidal Bore Rafting in Nova Scotia

June 8, 2009 camped over Today we went over to River Runners and we went Tidal Bore Rafting down the Shubenacadie River in Maitland, Nova Scotia, we went in big rubber rafts with 60 horse Mercury 4 stroke motors on them, they supplied us with heavy suits which serve also as flotation devices and kept us warm, however they did not keep us dry because our tour guide actually drives the boat into the waves which some of them were about 10 feet high, we had a few that totally came over the top of us and soaked all 5 of us in the boat, and the...

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Sep 23, 2008 - Baddeck to Maitland, NS

We left Cape Breton this morning and after a stop in Truro for a new tire for the trailer, we carried on to Maitland. It was a very pretty drive today, with the trees just starting to turn colour and some lovely dairy farms along the stretch from Truro to Maitland. Fran didn’t like the road from Truro as it was winding and rough in places so I’m not sure where we’ll be heading from here. Maitland is on the Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy, just west of the Shubenecadie River. The Bay of Fundy is home of the world’s highest tides. Last time we were...

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Sep 22, 2008 - the "BORE"!

Courtesy of the Bay of Fundy - Monday, September 22 Today we took a leisurely drive through central Nova Scotia farm country. The rolling hills and fall colors looked ever so much like Kentucky. Our destination was a spot on the Shubenacadie River that is several miles upstream from it's mouth on the Bay of Fundy. A spot reputed to be the best place to watch a tidal ‘bore’. The bore occurs when the ebbing tide turns and comes rushing back up the river in a surge that has made it famous the world around. It should be noted here that our...

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