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Aug 27, 2016 - Sydney

We had blue clear skies on the ferry ride of 6.5 hours from Port Aux Basque to North Sydney We arrived at dinner time and checked out one of the Walmarts in Sidney, it was pretty scuzzy looking, so we moved onto the one closest to Fort Lousibourg, which was a lot better looking for overnight. . After asking for permission(80 Sydney Port Access Rd, Sydney, NS B1P 6S9) about the overnight parking, we got settled in for dinner. Stocked up on more food & stuff. There were a couple of RV'ers who don't not want to park where Walmart Suggests....

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Aug 2, 2016 - Sydney and Glace Harbour

Took the RV into the shop near Sydney and discovered that we have a bad converter (the device that charges the batteries from 120 VAC). The new one has to be over-nighted in from Truro. So we decided to see the local sights of Sydney and environs. Will stay in the parking lot at the repair facility. On to Sydney: not much there but the big violin. Glace Harbour was interesting: Marconi Historical Site and Miner's Museum. The trip down the mine was quite the experience. The ceiling was only 4 ft 2 in in places. Talk about worker...

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Oct 18, 2015 - Lots of trivia from Sydney, Nova Scotia

I thought I'd be writing about our day in Sydney, Nova Scotia during our one and only at sea day. Sydney was on Saturday and we were supposed to spend Sunday in Charlottetown. After getting up very early for an early morning excursion in Charlottetown we were treated to the captain announcing that we were NOT going to have our day in Charlottetown due to high winds that would cause problems docking. So, here we are with an unexpected day at sea to do pretty much nothing. After the pace of the past week, it's very welcomed. A side note . . ....

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Sep 25, 2015 - Sydney, Nova Scotia

Arrived in Sydney, Nova Scotia this morning. It is on Cape Breton Island. It is a very pretty town but not much to do or see. We had breakfast and I actually came back and took a nap. We went into town about 10:30 and had a very nice walk around. Got back on the ship to eat ...again! Now dad is going to take a nap and I am going to read. I had to call and complain. They have been sanding the railings on our balconies and had worked there way down next door. I called and said it was not enjoyable to sit out and so they have stopped. Way to...

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Aug 8, 2013 - Eastern Shore and Sydney, Nova Scotia!

Celinda and I rented a car for a week to explore Nova Scotia. I had thought, stupidly that we could easily see the whole of Nova Scotia in a week. Luckily before we even left we realised that was not remotely possible and changed our plan to concentrate on Cape Breton and the Bay of Fundy. We headed north from Halifax along the Eastern Shore towards Cape Breton. It was not long before we were the only car on this small road with Celinda expressing her surprise that it could be so remote. We had thought there would be many B & B's along the...

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Aug 2, 2013 - More sightseeing

We are seeing so many things I never heard of. Thank goodness for pictures. The churches we have seen are so incredible. And a mask gallery and then a gallery of canvases done with yarn and awl. They were all done by the same woman who made them into her 90's.

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Aug 1, 2013 - Fortress of Louisbourg

Last night we had a wonderful catered dinner in activity barn here at the campground. Table cloths, china, stemware, etc. Very nice. When dinner was over, a Yankee Swap was conducted. Bought 2 gifts (each less than $5), put each in a brown bag. When your number was called, you picked out a bag, and showed everyone what you got. But if you didn't like it, you could swap with someone who had what you wanted. Boy did it get testy now and then. Today we went to the Fortress of Louisbourg. What a wonderful place to explore. It was built in 1747...

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Jul 21, 2013 - Sydney, NS

In Sydney, NS is the starting of the Cabot trail. We traveled the whole trail on a bus tour about 200 miles. Visited Les Trois Pignos, Village of Cheficamp and Keltic Lodge, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and a great Luncheon stop at Rustic Anchor. A long but beautiful day of wonderful scenery along the coast. Had a free day and drove to the Alexander Bell Museum. He lived up here most of his life. What a brilliant man. Then drove into to town and got lunch. We leave on the ferry to Newfoundland tomorrow its a 15 hour trip across. We...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Getting closer to Newfoundland

We had a pot luck dinner here that was wonderful. Members who had brought salmon with them, cook them on the grill. We added wings, meatballs and a multitude of sides and desserts. What a wonderful meal. Everyone is getting ready for our ferry ride to Newfoundland.

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Sep 19, 2012 - North Sydney, Nova Scotia

We reached our easternmost point on this trip a few miles east of the North Sydney KOA. It was a lovely place. There are other nice campgrounds near Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The main deal up there is the Cape Breton loop, which would take a couple of days to explore, at least. Even though we didn’t see it, it would be very worthwhile to do it.

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Aug 23, 2012 - Ferry from Newfoundland back to Nova Scotia

I already told you when we called on Saturday for the Tuesday ferry from Argentia, they told us they weren't going to run one until Thursday, because they moved it to Port aux Basque to replace a broken down one. If we didn't like it we could ride back for two days, in the rain, to Port aux Basque to catch the daily one. As it turns out, we heard later that they were all booked until the next SATURDAY over there, so it's a good thing we didn't try THAT. I guess we didn't have it as bad as two guys we met on the first ferry over. Don and...

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Aug 11, 2012 - New Glasgow, Nova Scotia to Sydney, NS

We never took off our raincoats today, but it didn't rain too hard. In sunlight it would be a beautiful ride across the Canso Causeway onto Cape Breton Island. We passed Port Hawksbury where we stayed in a nice B&B last time we were here and stopped by another place we stayed that we really liked before, the Silver Dart Lodge, in Baddeck. It looks out over Bras d'Or, which looks like a big lake, but it's really an arm of the sea that stretches inland for miles. We passed the signs for the beginning of the Cabot Trail, which is what...

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