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Aug 18, 2015 - a surprise reunion

Today was a mostly driving day. Although the roads were good, it seemed to take longer than it should. We had to stop for sections of one lane road as the other side was being repaired. Then we came to the Canso Causeway, which connects Cape Breton Island to the rest of Nova Scotia. A large commercial ship was moving though the passage and the bridge rotated and swung out of the way. It felt like it took half an hour, but it probably was not nearly that long. The stop for diesel also took too long. There was only one pump and someone left...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Hilden, Nova Scotia

We came to Hilden, Nova Scotia for one thing: to ride the tidal bore. The Bay of Fundy has some of the highest tides in the world. The rivers here run backwards when the tide comes in, and not just a little. With a 32 foot tide the Shubenacadie River has white water that runs UPSTREAM twice a day. We are going to ride the current, a.k.a. "the tidal bore", in a Zodiac raft. It's an adventure!

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Jun 29, 2015 - Glenholme, NS

We are now in Nova Scotia! Today was an easy travel day except for some very heavy fog when crossing a mountain range at the lower end of the Bay of Fundy. You could see only about 50 feet in front for about 8 miles. We arrived at Elm River RV Park, set up our rigs and rested for the afternoon. Later we got together in the rec hall and the Fantasy staff treated us to a grilled hamburger supper. Afterwards, one of the ladies celebrated her birthday and we all had birthday cake and then played Bingo. Tomorrow, we will stop at a museum with...

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Jun 29, 2014 - Glenholme, Nova Scotia

We left the campground at 9:30 for Elm River Campground in Glenholme, Nova Scotia. A distance of 119 miles. Upon exiting the Bachmans had to go one direction to the exit and the Bowles the opposite. Brad and Linda had an unexpected situation upon departure. They were unable to make the turn around the phone pole and there were two dips in the road. It was necessary for them to disconnect their car and try again. The Bachman's had to clear the one way driveway so waited for them about a mile up the road. For those of you who are familiar...

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Sep 25, 2013 - Fundy National Park NB to Truro NS

September 25 Lots more rain overnight and more rain today. Camping in Fundy National Park is high above the bay but because of the rain we did not have much of a view. We took Rte 915 that went along the Chignecto and Shepody Bays and then detoured to Cape Enrage on a very hilly, twisty road. The area was closed so we could not ride the zip line (right!) but we were able to see the light house and the rugged coast. The air is so clear that moss is growing on all of the trees. Stopped again in Hillsborough at Cinnamon Soul which serves very...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Hilden, Nova Scotia

July 16, 2013 We left Moncton about 10 am and headed for Nova Scotia. The weather is much cooler than yesterday’s recode setting 95 degrees in Moncton. At the border of New Brunswick (NB) and Nova Scotia (NS), we first stopped at the visitor’s center in NB then at the visitor’s center in NS. Less than a mile in NS, we stopped at the Wandlyn Motel that Marge and Ross had visited before for lunch. We all had the seafood chowder that was very good. Back on the road, we took the 104 toll road to Touro where we parted ways with the Hills for a...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Hilden, Nova Scotia

Now we are in Nova Scotia and the first night the local Fireman made us pork chops. It was really good and great F. Drove around town to see many of the 30 wooden statue of real people who did something in this town. They were beautiful. The next day was a very exciting day, when we rafted on the Tidal Bore in Fundy Bay. This is when the bay is total empties and then the tide comes in a fills it up in about 1 hour then 12 hours later empties back out to the ocean. Its a very exciting ride the waves go in and backward. Also it is very muddy...

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Sep 10, 2012 - Elm River Flood

It has been raining steadily for 2 ½ days now, once again delaying my departure from Nova Scotia. Streets, shops and businesses in Truro are flooded and the city is almost completely shut down. There were several accidents close to the nearby toll station on the Trans Canada Highway as people hydroplaned on the roadway or ran off the road due to low visibility (in spite of warnings from the RCMP to stay off the roads). Throughout the day today I have noticed lots of activity as people scurried around the park and the campsites close to me...

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Sep 3, 2012 - Labour Day Layover

Days 20-22, Sept. 1-3, 2012, Labour Day Layover (7 photos) Spent three nights, two days at a campground outside of Havre Boucher, NS. As last minute registrants for the crowded three-day holiday weekend, we were assigned a remote out-of-the way site considered to be undesirable. After seeing (and hearing) the revelry among may old friends in the main section, we would pay a premium to be in our remote site. Saturday took a day trip; visited a Farmers’ Market in the nearby town of Antigonish; bought some local products. Continued on to Cape...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Cape Breton National Park to Truro, NS

Monday, August 27, 2012 - Truro, NS We met a really neat couple this morning after showering. They live in New Brunswick on a farm and raise Huskies, horses, and sheep. They will follow our blog when they get back home. We are completing our tour on the Cabot Trail today on our way to Truro. On the way we stopped at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site today (saved another $13.60 with the Canada Pass – TOTAL to date saved $101.10). I did not know or remember that he was the founder of the National Geographic Society and...

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Aug 6, 2012 - "Down Day"

Fred decided he really did not want to go on a reversing current rafting trip. Just too muddy. So we stayed in the campsite and had a nice “down day.” I enjoy the down days too! Visited with Harlan and Coco several times. Poor guy he is so lonesome.

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Aug 5, 2012 - The tidal bore

Left Lower Sackville fairly earlier as we were going to Truro to see the tidal bore. Got a good spot at this next campground. Next to us was a lovely man, Harlan. He has been staying there for two weeks waiting for his wife to rejoin him and their cute 2 year old dog Coco (poodle and maltese). His wife is in Oregon enjoying the birth of her seventh grandchild. We visited a lot with Harlan and Coco. The tidal bore was at 3:15pm. Took a bit to find the right street but we got there. A tidal bore is when the incoming ocean tide is stronger...

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