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Sep 26, 2018 - About town

We are experiencing Florence remnants and just normal cold fronts. Had to pull the slides in 2 nights in a row due to winds that were blowing the toppers. Had rain too but the wind was the main concern. I went around town even though it was cloudy and cool as there is so much to see that we didn’t yesterday. Had a great tour of the 1832 Jail and the 1840 Courthouse. The jail is built of NB granite with 4 ft walls. They tried to modernize it by putting plaster on the granite but that actually made it colder as granite conducts heat. This...

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Sep 25, 2018 - St Andrews and Ministers Island

We drove around St. Andrews and saw the blockhouse from the war of 1812 and looked to St. Croix Island where the French spent their first winter before settling on Port Royal. We checked out the town, old storefronts are preserved from the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Lots of nice shops. It was a cold and overcast day and we didn’t allow enough time for Minister’s Island. We drove across the ocean floor - it becomes a cut off island by 15 feet when the tide comes in. This was really interesting - the house has 50 rooms and we didn’t have...

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Sep 24, 2018 - St Andrews and Ferry

The Digby area is very scenic and would be fun to stay near but finding a good RV park there was problematic We took the ferry from Digby to St. John - a 2 hour 15 minute ride. It was somewhat windy and the ferry rocked for the first part of the trip. It was cold and so I didn’t get any photos on departure and there was no time to take one at arrival. This was a much larger ferry than the one from PEI, it had very nice chairs and airplane recliners with a movie as well as a business center with computers and WIFI on board - it only worked...

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Jul 25, 2018 - Whales and Campobello Island

Today we had to rise early because breakfast was at 6:45. It was very foggy when we went to breakfast. We were early because we were departing at 7:50 to catch our 8:00 nature cruise/boat trip to Campobello Island. The hotel restaurant had opened early for us. So, there was no crowd for the first 15 minutes, just the tour group. It was the usual buffet, plus the addition of an omelette station. One of our boat guides, Rika, met us at the bus when we arrived at the pier and escorted us along the pier to our dock. We took a Whale Watch boat...

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Jul 24, 2018 - From Saint John to Saint Andrews

Today our breakfast was at 7:30 in the ballroom in the hotel. They had set up tables with eight chairs. We sat with Jim & Kathleen from Canton, Michigan and had the usual buffet breakfast. We are traveling today, but not until 1:30. So, we had the hotel room until 1:00. We had to have bags out by 8:30 and be on the bus for our city/walking tour at 9:15. Our local guide, Claire, talked about the history of the city and the local murder of the CEO of Moosehead Beer by his son six years ago at the Red Rose Building. The trial is still...

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Jun 21, 2018 - St. Andrews - Sailboat Ride to View Whales in Bay of Fundy and Poutine Tasting

June 21 – St. Andrews - Sailboat Ride to View Whales in Bay of Fundy and Poutine Tasting We had the morning off and took a walk on the sand and rocky beach across from our campsite at low tide. The sand was crisscrossed with hundreds of snail tracks. They were heading out to sea apparently. In the afternoon, we boarded a sailboat to visit the Bay of Fundy in hopes of viewing whales and other sea life. The boat only used a front sail and a engine to propel us. It was windy but the sea was not rough so none of us became nauseous. We viewed...

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Jun 20, 2018 - Walk on the Fundy Bay Floor, Van Horn Mansion and Aquarium Minister’s Island and the Van Horn Estate

June 20 – Walk on the Fundy Bay Floor, Van Horn Mansion and Aquarium Minister’s Island and the Van Horn Estate At 9 AM, a bus picked us up and took us to the mainland end of the sea floor road to Minister’s Island where the Saint Andrews minister lived and where Sir William Van Horne’s 17 bedroom cottage is located. We arrived about 30 minutes too soon as the road was still under water. The tide rises or falls 1-foot every 15 minutes. Most of the group walked/waded across as the water level dropped. Van Horne was responsible for the...

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Jun 16, 2018 - Travel to St Andrews, NB

We arrived at the Kawainis Oceanfront Campground in St. Andrews, NB. It is a small fishing village on the bay of Fundy. It was founded by Loyalist from Maine and New England in 1783. The loyalist were American Settlers that didn’t want to rebel against the British Crown. 17 june We started our day by enjoying a guided tour of the town. We drove by more than 140 heritage building, the first Scottish Presbyterian Church in St Andrews, that is called the Greenock Church. It has beautiful wood banisters and pulpit. Also, a huge pipe organ....

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May 13, 2018 - St Andrews

My last day at beautiful St Andrews-by-the-Sea. I spent most of the morning working out where I’ll go next because the 2 campgrounds I had chosen between Fredericton & Quebec are both under water. I’ll just have to drive a bit further than I planned. I have to go back to RV World at Fredericton tomorrow to get whatever they did to my levelling jacks fixed. When I last heard, the campground at Fredericton is halfway open – they have power but no fresh water because of the floods. My tank’s full so I can live with that for a couple of...

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May 12, 2018 - St Stephens

Back to St Stephens & the Chocolate Museum. It’s a remarkable story. The Ganong Confectionery Company was founded by 2 brothers here in St Stephens in 1873. It has been family owned & operated through 5 generations of the Ganong family & is considered to be the oldest, most successful candy company in Canada. They operated out of this old factory until 1990 when they moved to new premises at One Chocolate Drive, St Stephens where they still make all their chocolate from scratch, starting with the cacao beans plus they make all the fillings...

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May 11, 2018 - St Andrews

It was windy this morning so I chose to go walking instead of driving. I started off along the Van Horne trail which goes from St Andrews to Minister’s Island & which starts just behind the campground. The trail follows the path of New Brunswick’s first railway line, built in 1851 & later part of the Canadian Pacific Railway which brought Canada’s elite to this seaside resort town. The destination of my walk was the iconic Algonquin Resort established in 1889. I’ve driven past it several times but there’s no good parking spaces so I walked...

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May 7, 2018 - St Andrews

Went for a walk into the town of St Andrews this afternoon where there was a lot of activity with people painting & repairing the old buildings after a long winter. St Andrews was settled by American loyalists after Britain lost the war in 1783 & I read that many of the old buildings that still exist today were dismantled & floated on barges across the St Croix river from Maine. There are very few visitors around & lots of the businesses are still closed. It seems that the season doesn’t start in this part of the world until after the...

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