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Aug 6, 2017 - Miramichi

This Canadian weather is very difficult to understand. It was hot yesterday – I was in shorts all day, but storms developed in the evening & it rained all night. There were still heavy showers around today & I got caught a couple of times. I needed to do some grocery shopping because tomorrow is New Brunswick Day & everything is closed. When I came out of the store it was bucketing down so I stopped to talk to a couple of bicyclists who were also sheltering. One of them mentioned there was a liquor store in the same shopping centre so I was...

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Canada 2017

Aug 5, 2017 - Miramichi

I didn’t know why this campground was called the Enclosure Campground until I went for a walk this afternoon & came across an extraordinary little spot. I followed a path through the trees & came out on a road & could see a little church not far away. The sign said it was the first Protestant church in the area, built in 1791 by Scottish immigrants but there was a lot more here so I think I need to put it down chronologically. There’s an Acadian monument here which states that during the deportations which started in 1755, several thousand...

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Canada 2017

Aug 3, 2017 - Charlo to Miramichi

The map shows that I came straight from Charlo to Miramichi but in fact I did a lap of the Acadian Peninsula which added about 100 km to the journey. I wanted to learn about the Acadians but after asking a lot of questions & consulting Wikipedia when I got here, I’m still very confused. I went to the Acadian Historic Village on the peninsula which was quite an experience. First of all, the site was huge & I’ve worked out from the distances printed on the map that I must have walked about 8 km because I did the full circuit of the village....

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Jun 10, 2017 - A Day in Miramichi

MILES DRIVEN 78 WEATHER Very nice day clear to sightly over cast WHERE WE STAYED Visitor Center STORY; Drove the 78 mile down to Miramichi, stopped at the visitor center first to get local info. The 3 employees were of little help, all were giggle young persons So we went on our own. 1st we tried their board walk, only two stores were open. We are discovering the Arcadian NB coast does not get started to late June so we are encountering many closed sites. Then we set off to explore New Castle and Chatham both small towns that have been...

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Maritime's 2017

Jun 1, 2017 - big three on the Miramichi

We decided to start June with a mini road-trip down the river to see the highest waterfall and the longest suspension bridge and the oldest covered bridge in New Brunswick….all in one day. Highway 8 towards Fredericton runs in a wide boring swath with a few small towns thrown in. Our first stop was the visitor info in Doaktown which is in a salmon museum, a large wooden building with many exhibits dedicated to fishing and fish. An elderly volunteer there was very excited to tell us that most of his exhibits had recently arrived from...

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May 31, 2017 - another sad lesson in Canadian history

The weather is pretty gray today but undaunted we decide to cross the river and check out the Chatham area of Miramichi. Water Street is highlighted with a very nice park featuring a waterfront path with historical plaques giving some idea of the importance of the river in opening up this part of Canada in the 1700’s. Not taking long to wander through town we head out to Middle Island, as recommended by our elderly advisors from the wharf. Irish immigrants where quarantined on Middle Island in the 1800’s after crossing in horrible...

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May 30, 2017 - hard to find bug free in Miramichi

Bit more of a leisurely start as we decided to move 90km down the road to the Miramichi area. The houses and the roads in this area are pretty non-descript – for the most part they are small, unadorned and plainly functional, nothing pretty. Arriving at the first of three campgrounds in the area we found a nice spot on the river but it is about 15km short of the city so decided to move on and hit visitor info. A couple of enthusiastic summer students told us everything they know about Miramichi and surrounding district – which wasn’t much...

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Jul 29, 2010 - Thursday Miramichi, NB

Today was sort of a day of rest and catching up day. We found a laundromat in town and did 5 loads of wash. Problem was that you got 4 minutes of drying for $.25. After feeding a ton of quarters into the dryers and still having half the load still damp or wet, we decided we could hang most of what was still wet up in the RV to dry. So we headed back to camp and did just that. We'd passed a Wal-Mart and had a list of things we needed, so after a bite to eat, we headed back out and made a stop at Wal-Mart. Since this was not a Super Wal-Mart,...

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The Trip of 2010

Jul 28, 2010 - Wednesday Miramichi, QC

Today we are leaving Quebec Provence and entering New Brunswick, so I have some observations and comments about the French speaking area that we just left - mostly the Gaspe Peninsula Many of the houses have decks. Some are elaborate and multi-leveled. Some are only large enough for 2 lawn chairs. Some wrap all the way around the house. Most have a spectacular view of something - the St Lawrence, a river, a mountain, a forest. We saw people sitting on their decks early in the mornings, just before noon, early and late afternoon, just about...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 25, 2009 - Miramichi, New Brunswick

MIRAMICHI, NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA, August 22-25 We arrived in MIRAMICHI (Meer-a-ma-chay) on August 22nd and stayed through the 25th. It began to rain shortly after our arrival and as Hurricane Bill had arrived off the coast it rained for the next 30+ hours. Needless to say Len, Seaweed and I spent most of our time reading and napping. But by Sunday afternoon we were so bored we decided to go for a drive into the little city to look for a fish store. Miramichi has the reputation of being the SALMON CAPITAL OF NEW BRUNSWICK as it is located...

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Aug 3, 2009 - French Fort Cove

We leave the campsite in the morning and drive back to the shop that we stopped at last night to buy some eggs. We find the shop shut so drive into town to visit French Fort Cove. Here there is a large adventure playground and an ice cream shop. After playing in the park we walk along one of the trails which takes around the cove and down around a lake. There are people canoeing on the lake. It is very humid here so we head up the coast. On driving back out of Miramichi we see the shop open so we stop to buy some ice cream and some eggs....

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Aug 2, 2009 - campsite, what campsite?

We drive around to Miramichi. It s still very hot and we try and find a campsite for the night. We some signs for one, but with the usual Canadian signpost efficiency we see a couple and then they disappear. After driving around the town we heard down to a campsite. On the way we pass a small front yard shop. Here they sell wood, ice creams, eggs etc.. The owner informs us that if the campsite down the road is fully booked we are welcome to park on his drive and he will run out a hose and electric. We drive down to the campsite and find...

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