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Sep 26, 2017 - Amherst to Fundy National Park

I’ve finished with Nova Scotia & now I’m back in New Brunswick. The drive was a lot longer than it looks on the map because I had to go all the way to Moncton to get over the river. I came back along the coast to Hopewell Rocks & then continued to the small town of Alma where I stopped to have lunch. About the only things at Alma are fishing boats & seafood restaurants. I could have gone to the Alma Lobster Shop for chowder & a lobster roll but ended up with a take-away dish of Fried Clams because I’d never had them before & felt like...

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Sep 17, 2017 - exploring Fundy National Park.......on foot

Mr. Fog has been lurking about the last couple of days so our hiking plans shift from coastal hikes to exploring a couple of different waterfall trails. This national park offers amenities most don’t as we pass a very well kept golf course, a heated outdoor pool and a motel. The park is laid out extremely well with a lovely Visitor’s Centre and a huge band-shell near the entrance on a huge open lawn with water features, walking paths and lots of chairs all set on the cliffs overlooking Alma and the sea below. Very impressive. Dickson Falls...

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Sep 16, 2017 - who knew rocks could be so much fun?

Hopewell Rocks is our mission today - Grandma Turner would be proud as we are at the gate before it even opens! High tide is 9:12am and we want to see it first at high tide then a few hours later when you can walk the beach. The park is set up extremely well with lots of signs and access points along their trails. We do all the lookouts but high tide is a bit of a non-event as the waves lap against the sea stacks so look pretty much like waves lapping against some rocks. Not too exciting right now so we hope it is more impressive at low...

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Jun 11, 2017 - Maritime Provinces - New Brunswick

Click on thumbnail pictures to enlarge Easy peasy border crossing this morning - probably a total of 10 minutes including waitin3g in line. Headed east and got myself a campsite in Fundy National Park. This is Canada's 150th anniversary and in celebration, the entry fee to all Canadian Parks is free for 2017. Don't tell Washington DC or they might reduce my social security check! This is a nice water and electric campground. There are actually 3 in the park - one is tent or small vehicle only (access over a covered bridge with minimal...

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Aug 23, 2016 - On to Canada

Saturday, August 20 we headed to Canada taking the scenic Route 1. Found a Blueberry Festival in Machias, ME. Vendors set up all along Rt. 1. The town was quite busy but don’t think they closed Main St. for a parade like Poultry Days. Crossed into Canada at St. Stephen, New Brunswick. We were being sent on our way when another officer said we were chosen for a “random” search. Two cars, a truck and another RV were also stopped. Two officers went through all our cupboards and pulled up the foam mattresses. They didn’t find “anything” since...

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Sep 11, 2014 - Fundy National Park New Brunswick

We crossed the border into Canada to spend two nights "glamping" near Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. We found our accommodations through our new best friend, airbnb, and made another best friend with Bob, our host. The first night he treated us to wine around a campfire as we swapped travel stories; we were enthralled with his tales of many years with the Red Cross. I found a kindered soul in his frustration with the organization; he started out feeling as though he were doing good work with a respectable employer and ended up...

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Rumsky Retirement?

Aug 20, 2013 - Alma, NB

First activity for Tuesday was to visit the St. Johns City Market - an interesting place selling a variety of things - mainly meats, seafood and vegetables. Main event of the day was to drive the Fundy trail and driving the Fundy coastal road. The day was drizzly and overcast so the views were not as great as they would have been on a nice day but it was a nice drive anyway. Since we had existed on snacks of chex mix and trail mix all day (a few of the hundred treats I had brought from home), we were ready for a meal when we got to our...

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Eastern Canada, 2013

Aug 24, 2012 - Fundy National Park, 2nd Day

Day 12, Friday, August 24, 2012, Fundy National Park, 2nd Day (6 photos) Spent the morning hiking trails in the park. A short 1K from a lookout point to the beach, then a 4.4K loop to the site of an old copper mine, with beautiful forest and coastal views. Parker went too. Another Ranger Interpretive presentation in the afternoon - “A Walk Along the Beach” - at low tide. Many creatures, especially crabs, explained. An exhausted Parker stayed in camper; getting too old for lengthly hikes. But aren’t we all! The town of Alma, next to the...

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Atlantic Canada

Aug 23, 2012 - Fundy National Park, 1st Day

Day 11, Thursday, August 23, 2012, Fundy National Park, 1st Day (4 photos) Woke this morning, in St. Martins, NB, to dense fog and the sound of a fog horn - deja vu Duluth. Fog dissipated as we went inland but returned as we approached the coast and Fundy NP. “All About Lobsters” presented by Park Interpreter Ranger this PM; very interesting. Had seafood pasta last night; will have scallops tonight; who knows what tomorrow will bring? Expect to spend another day here.

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Atlantic Canada

Aug 21, 2012 - St. John, New Brunswick

Day 9, Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - St. John, New Brunswick (6 photos) Spent the day touring the city, one of the oldest in North America. This was the refuge of many of the loyalists after the Revolutionary War. Visited an old fashion Farmer’ Market, reminiscent of the Mercados in Mexico. Tourism thrives on cruise ships and, since none were in the harbor, some tourism activities were suspended. Plan to drive along the Bay of Fundy tomorrow.

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Atlantic Canada

Jul 30, 2012 - Calais, Maine to Bay of Fundy

Saturday, July 28, 2012 We noticed many old barns that were renovated and made into homes, also noted homes that had several additions added to the existing home. We bought some Vermont Kale Chips. They are dried kale leaves flavored with cashews, sunflower seeds, zucchini, garlic, scallions, lemon juice, honey, nutritional yeast, and salt. They are very good! What we refer to as “cabins” up here in this area, they are referred to as “cottages”. Sunday, July 29, 2012 In Saint John, NB we stopped at a waterfall which reverses when the tides...

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Jul 30, 2012 - Bay of Fundy

Monday, July 30, 2012 Today we checked out the low tide at Alma and then drove to Hopewell Rocks for the low tide stopping at Cape Enrage on the way. There is a lighthouse, hotel, restaurant, and zip line over a couple trees and it only goes about 300 ft. The brochure says it goes over the Bay of Fundy but it does not. Neither one of us wanted to try it – way too short a ride and not over the Bay. On to Hopewell Rocks, it was as much as we expected and probably more. We walked down stairs to the ocean floor and took pictures. The tide can...

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