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Jun 12, 2017 - More New Brunswick

Click on thumbnails to enlarge So yesterday I took a long distance picture of a Bay of Fundy headland north and east of Alma and today I decided to get closer. So ignoring the highway, I headed out via the Bay of Fundy Scenic Route. Narrow, twisting and hilly - about a 70 mile ride. About 20 miles in I took a side road - so that would be a side road off a side road - to Cape Enrage, the location of my picture. It was about 10 miles in and then 10 miles back. But it was worth it and I got some nice pictures. It is the location of a Canadian...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Markets and More

We woke to a wet morning and it was pouring down when we went over for breakfast this morning. We came back to the room and discussed what we should do. We decided to go to Masstown Market which is in a small town near Truro. The rain had more or less gone off by the time we left, but it came on again as we neared Masstown. We parked and went into the market which is much like Goats-on-the-roof in Coombs on Vancouver Island. Instead of goats it has a large lighthouse. We immediately picked up some bakery goods then spent quite along time...

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May 31, 2017 - Low Tide; Wines; High Tide

We again went over and had breakfast at the main building of the motel. We then set off for Burntcoat Head, a point where the Fundy Tide is reckoned to have its greatest difference between high and low tides. We arrived there before the tide was quite at its lowest and toured the lighthouse which is a museum and explanation of the phenomenon. We then went outside and walked down to the rocks and what is essentially, the ocean floor. Christine watched from a point by the stairs and Nan and I walked out onto the rocks between the shore and a...

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May 30, 2017 - Amherst

We had breakfast at the motel then set off for Amherst via Tatamagouche and Pugwash. This is a route suggested by our friends Carol & Brian. Carol grew up in Amherst and Brian in Greenfield, beyond Halifax from here. They were married in St. Stephen's United Church in Amherst. We drove to Tatamagouche on some of the best surfaced roads we have encountered in Nova Scotia. Many of the roads are uneven and pitted with potholes. Today's drive, particularly early in the day, was smooth. Tatamagouche was a small, quiet town. We went down to the...

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May 29, 2017 - Post Offices and Tidal Bores

We almost slept in this morning. Apparently workmen had left the motel around 6:00 am, but I did not hear them and those that did went back to sleep. We arose and went over to the main building for breakfast then set off to the Tourist Information office. There we learned some more about the tidal bore and the Bay of Fundy. In a few places in the world, when the tide turns and starts to increase in depth, it happens so quickly, that, rather than the water level merely rising, it forms a wave that forces water flowing from a river back...

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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! The tide comes up the river as a succession of big waves. At low tide the water is quiet, but the tide comes in on a predictable schedule! The first...

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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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