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Aug 21, 2018 - Whales and waterfalls

Sebastian came back to finish work with Ray - I went on the whale cruise. Ray had no interest in it and needed to be at the Eagle anyway. The whale tour was very nice, the sky was clear and wind on the river was cool. We did see many whales but they were mainly swimming and the tail was visible, no breaching but some snorting. There were zodiacs in the water near Tadoussac and that was where most of the whales were seen. Being in a smaller boat would have been the best experience but that’s not an option out of Riviere du Loup. Still it...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Electronics Specialities - Inverter repaired!

The day started with calls to M&M, Chris spoke to Ray and agreed to investigate and call back. In the final analysis he was no help, just told us we would have to mail the inverter back to the manufacturer for repair. I spoke again to Kevin Mallory. He could repair the inverter for us but of course he’s in Ohio. I called the NE call center for Magnum and it said to call Washington State. Their call center opens at 7 AM PT - so had to wait until 10 AM to make that call. Ray spoke to the technical support there, he gave him some suggestions...

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Aug 19, 2018 - Camping du Quai

We had a day from hell. First we got to the Petro for Diesel, then the GPS sent us back to the previous exit and when we got off didn’t tell us to turn on the road to the campground and we were on the way to the ferry before Ray found a place to turn around. The campground is beautiful, we have the first spot that overlooks the river so they did us a real favor. As we set up the electric died, Ray spent well over an hour but finally determined the inverter had died, Before he found that I called a mobile repair man who was in the US but...

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Jun 16, 2018 - Riviere-du-Loup,Quebec

June 11th At Sherbrooke there is a real transition in the landscape. From small wineries, cideries and cheese farms we start to see logging trucks and logging production everywhere. We also start to notice patterns that repeat in the small Quebec towns. What I thought were Christmas Tree farms, (there seemed to be regular rows of small pines and spruce planted as far as the eye could see and they looked like they could be from the book the Crooked Little Christmas Tree) but after seeing stands of pines and spruce that were very tall we...

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May 23, 2017 - Rivière-du-Loup - Thetford Mines

Tour du Québec Jour 8 : Rivière-du-Loup - Thetford Mines Aujourd'hui, j'ai trouvé ma limite. Vraiment! Ça a commencé avec un vent terrible sur le bord du Fleuve dans Kamouraska. Je ne pourrai désormais plus jamais me plaindre du vent mauricien... Ce n'est Vraiment rien comparé à Ça! J'ai regardé un peu ma vitesse par moment... Des fois je descendais à 15km/h et, quand je forçais beaucoup, je montais à 20km/h. À partir de ce moment, mon mental a commencé à écoper. Mon background de mathématicienne commençait à faire des siennes : plus...

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Sep 21, 2013 - Quebec City to Riviere-Du-Loup

September 21 ( Last Day of Summer) The word Quebec means “where the river narrows.” Both the upper and lower river have tides and waves because of this narrowing. Today we leave big city travel and go up river to the area of Canada known as the Maritimes. Already we see evidence of low tide. The primary employer in the province is government followed by tourism. Thus, it is no surprise that the towns along the river are not that populated (350-4,000) but the literature is abundant and information centers are frequent. We are on route 132...

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Aug 31, 2013 - Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec

As we tried to see more of New Brunswick before heading toward home, we headed west and then north on the Trans-Canada highway which was pretty boring to Fredericktown. At that point we got off on the scenic river route and it got more interesting as we passed some charming small towns. We had a mixture of cloudy and partly cloudy with occasional sunshine, but we also had a few really nice river views. In Hartland, New Brunswick we stopped at a grocery store that had an eatery attached and had lunch across from the world's longest covered...

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Eastern Canada, 2013

Jun 28, 2013 - What the *****!

OK, this was weird. The plan for today was to drive to Motorises de la Capitale where we would have the 37” TV and the two slide-out awnings installed. Then it would be on to Rimouski. It started out not so great when we soon discovered that the side of the awning that went into the roller had a plastic insert that was too large. Mario called Auvent du Richard Dupauer and Sue, Annie and I were soon off to the awning shop to have the change made. When we got there Guy showed us that all that needed to be done was to attach the smaller...

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Sep 26, 2012 - Wonderful Campground

After leaving Quebec City we traveled north along the St. Lawrence River. Another beautiful day. We found a KOA and it was situated on a lake with wonderful views. Then the next day we left to drop down into Maine, so Charlene could get her blood work completed. This was our first navigation error! What was to be a four hour trip lasted for seven hours! At the border to the US, we crossed a very small bridge, which freaked us out being in our big travel homes. Prester and I had to give up our tomatoes to enter into the US. Kelly and...

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Lowe's Alaska Trip

Aug 17, 2012 - Discovering Quebec City

Days 5 and 6, Friday and Saturday, August 17-18, 2012, Quebec City (4 photos) Spent two days visitng Quebec City. Camped in a KOA south of the St. Lawrance River; Quebec on the north side.. Took shuttle into the city both days. Went on a city bus tour on the 17th, followed by a unique Quebec lunch - caribou stew and maple syrup pie. Took a St. Lawrence Rive boat tour on the 18th. Enjoyed a panoramic view of the city, including the Citadel and the Frontnac Hotel. Heading down (east) the St. Lawrence tomorrow.

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Atlantic Canada

Jul 30, 2011 - Day 19: Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec

After breakfast with the Ginett’s, we pulled out at 9:45 am, heading toward New Brunswick. How far we get depends on traffic, etc. Got to the US-Canada border at 10:20 and encountered a snippety (nicest word I can think of for her!) border guard. She wanted to know how long we were going to be in Canada and when we told her we weren’t sure, she informed us that she couldn’t admit us unless we knew how long we planned to stay. So we told her 5 weeks. If we’re not out by September 3, you might want to check and see if they incarcerated us! At...

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May 15, 2011 - Heading to the Gaspe

We left Quebec City (technically Levis) and headed along the St Lawrence River to Riviere-du-Loup the starting point to explore the Gaspe Peninsula. We returned to the municipal campground and enjoyed a few days of chilling out before continuing our exploring. The weather was a bit wet but on one day we did manage to get a walk along the shore on the one day of sunshine.

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