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Sep 22, 2011 - Coaticook Gorge

Today we drove a hundred miles to the southeast to the small town of Coaticook for a walk on the Coaticook Gorge Trail. This was the only other trail that we could found that allowed Arnie to walk with us. Our British friends, Heather and Tony Capper, visited the gorge recently and wrote it up on their website. (Capper Web Page) Their description is very good but failed to mention the many stairs and hills involved in the walk. We stopped for lunch on the way to Coaticook at a St. Hubert Restaurant. The chicken-featuring restaurant was a...

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Aug 28, 2011 - Hurricane Irene

We had planned to move on to Quebec City but we woke up to heavy rain and wind. The forecast was not good. The remains of Hurricane Irene had arrived. We chose to have a quiet day at the coach rather than travel. It rained heavily all day – no leaks this time thank goodness. Fortunately the campground was on a hill and was well drained so no flooding

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Aug 26, 2011 - Parc de la Gorge, Coaticook

We decided to walk from the campground to visit the National Historic site in Compton of the birth place of Canada's 12th prime minster Louis St-Laurent. However we got a most unfriendly welcome from the guide who said there was no time for an English tour as he was going to his lunch in half an hour! We gave that up as a bad job and after visiting the local boulangerie headed back to the coach. After lunch we headed out to the nearby town of Coaticook to visit the Parc de la Gorge. It was a lovely afternoon just right for a walk. Over the...

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May 7, 2011 - A drive out around the area

Today we headed out for a general drive around the area. The area is very pastrol with rolling hills, small villages and many dairy farms. We headed up Mount Hereford for a panoramic view across the ara. This was an interesting road with some very steep ups and down and there was still snow in places. Although we didn't quite get to the top due to snow we managed to get a spectacular view. We then found a man made overlook in one of the villages which gave us some other views of the area before we headed back to base.

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Aug 27, 2009 - Day Trip to New Hampshire and Vermont

A Day Trip touring the Eastern Townships of Quebec, New Hampshire and Vermont. Beautiful sunny warm day to take in the sites... First stop, Coaticook River Gorge Park with its unbelievable swinging bridge spanning the gorge like a giant rainbow. Wally and I trekked the stairways, scenic paths and challenged the swinging bridge!! Our "better-halves opted out on this one. Very enjoyable with several "Kodak moments". Driving through the countryside and only a short drive to the border of Vermont and New Hampshire. To early for the fall...

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