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May 29, 2017 - we thought our French was pretty good

Many of the tourist info offices (actually much of the tourism industry) are not yet open so trying to find out information on Miscou Island was a bit of a challenge. Heading off this morning with the little that we had discerned from the internet the four of us took off in our truck. Missing our corner we ended up at a dead end road………..going through some less than charming neighbourhoods………..seeing some sights most other tourists don’t get to enjoy………….and finally deciding that maybe we should let the GPS guide us back to the straight and...

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May 28, 2017 - finally we hit the Maritimes - YIPEE!

Sticking to the coast road we slowly made our way along the Baie des Chaleurs and enjoyed the differences between this coastal road and the ones in Quebec we had just experienced. There are all kinds of Acadian flags flying and painted on things like telephone poles, fences, mail boxes, etc. It took us a while to figure out what the French flag with a gold star on it represented. Wayne, being a flag guy, now wants to find a shirt with an Acadian flag on it. He may have to be satisfied with painting it on our telephone pole when we get back...

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Sep 6, 2016 - On the Acadian Coast

Monday, September 5, 2016 Happy Labor Day everyone. Today is Labour Day in Canada also. Gas stations and most restaurants are open. Most other businesses are closed – including Walmart! We started the morning with a stop at Tim Hortons. Doing our part to help the Canadian economy. This was mainly a travel day. After visiting Tim we headed to the Confederation Bridge. We paid our $46.00 toll (covered round trip) and joined the caravan heading south to New Brunswick. After crossing we started northwest following the Acadian Coast Drive along...

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May 20, 2016 - Cambellton to Caraquet

Breakfast was easy, walk over to Timmies and buy some! A very short run planned for today, 2 hours or so to Caraquet, easy run. Tony and Shirley went on ahead, they needed fuel. We didn't link up again until we arrived at Colibri Camping. Little did we know there are 2 campgrounds owned by the same people with the same name. Of course the odds of us winding up at the same campground were against us. They had gone to the waterside one, we went to the first one we found, not knowing any better. Tony and Shirley joined us and we set camp early...

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Sep 6, 2015 - new Brunswick

Left gaspe and got into new Brunswick counting on finding a tourist center right away. Didn't happen , things are starting to close. Got in a nice campsite at pokemouche. Supposed to be hot tomorrow so hope to hit a beach. Looks like rain after that. Been so lucky with weather so far. No pics today.

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Aug 10, 2015 - Caraquet, NB

We have been basically “off the grid” since leaving Prince Edward Island. We went to Moncton, New Brunswick which has limited RV parks and none have dependable WiFi. We dry camped at a large casino, won a couple of bucks and ate some great buffet food at cheap prices! The only place we had WiFi there was at McDonalds and it was poor at best. We then went to Shediac on the coast and saw the world’s largest lobster (at the visitor’s center). We picked up a lot of travel information to find things to do on our way up the New Brunswick coast...

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Jul 6, 2015 - Caraquet, New Brunswick

We are now into New Brunswick, the 'other' French-speaking province. We were told that New Brunswick is "the bilingual province", but in the north there are many people who speak French only. As you travel south more and more people are bilingual. One thing for sure, the roads are a whole lot better here than in far eastern Quebec! Caraquet is home to the Acadian Historic Village, where the Acadian history and culture are preserved and celebrated. They have about 40 authentic houses and barns that have been moved to the village to create...

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Jul 6, 2015 - a new province

We drove the southern edge of the Gaspé Peninsula, a final scenic look at picturesque villages with churches with shiny metal roofs. A small bridge brought us into a new province, New Brunswick. We haven’t gone far as the crow flies, but it took us about six hours to drive up one side of the peninsula, cross the river, and drive back down the next peninsula. The timing is a bit vague in my mind, because we also lost an hour since we are now on Atlantic Time, an hour east of the Eastern Time Zone. Part of the route included a pseudo...

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Aug 10, 2014 - Village Historique Acadien

It was in the 50's overnight and the day warmed to a sunny 70, perfect for our day at Village Historiqe Acadien. The village is comprised of authentic houses and farms, each brought from a different Acadian location and each true to its specific time period, laid out over a mile and a half walk. Maison (house) Martin is the oldest house in Acadia, dating to 1770. At Charles Robin Company-1860 they salted and pressed fish and were making nets. At Ferme (farm) Doucet-1860, men were picking onion tops to make the favored "herb salt." Bread was...

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Aug 9, 2014 - Caraquet in the Heart of Acadia

As we prepared to leave Petit-Rocher, the activity du jour seemed to be vehicle washing, which is specifically prohibited at the campground. This map of the Maritime Provinces gives a better perspective than most, although it does not show how vast Quebec is. The peninsula between Bathurst and Miramichi, NB is Acadia, along with the surrounding area. Caraquet is on that peninsula. It was less than 100 miles along coastal and forested road to reach Caraquet, considered the capital of Acadia. Homes are decorated with pennants and the Acadian...

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Jul 4, 2013 - Caraquet, New Brunswick

Arrive in Caraquet, New Brunswick for two nights. Spend the dat at the Acadien Village Historical site. Acadien history from the 1700 to the 20th Century. They dress up and act like there from that period. They work, cook, eat, farm, and talk only from that period. Its a lot of fun and very full of history. It was a full day experience. Got the monkey again for helping with the accident. Added a lobster and light house. Added a few pic from accident, but you really can't see their rig just all the junk and us on the side of the road.

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Aug 4, 2011 - Day 24: Day 2 of the Village

Since we planned to go back to the Acadian Village and then have an early supper, we slept late and had a very leisurely morning. Arriving at the village about noon, we found that all the electric scooters had been rented. I made it yesterday but we knew that today meant going to the very end of the village – and then back! The nice lady at the admissions desk told us that the wagon (which we had seen yesterday but didn’t realize was available) made the loop every 30 minutes and we were welcome to flag the driver and ride. If that failed,...

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