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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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May 6, 2018 - St Andrews

A quiet day, getting settled & finally getting into the right time-zone. The satellite dish is all set-up so now I have umpteen TV channels to watch & record. I’ve also worked out that the Ford dealer where I had the last service, made a mistake on the mileage & I’ve only done 4,000 km since then so I don’t have to go back to Fredericton unless the river goes down enough in the next week for me to do some sightseeing there. My only problem now is that the automatic levelling jacks don’t work. I got down under the dash & found that the whole...

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May 5, 2018 - Fredericton to St Andrews

I’m settled into the motorhome, camped on the Bay of Fundy shore so I feel that I’m really starting the proper phase of my trip. There were thunderstorms last night but it was clear & sunny this morning although very windy. I didn’t really want to drive the 120 km to St Andrews because of the wind but the Fredericton campground still isn’t open so I had no choice. It wasn’t too bad. The road is protected by trees for a lot of the way & I managed to keep the motorhome on the road most of the time. This is a detour. I stayed here for one...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Saint John to St Andrews

Another very short hop today of just over 100km. I had an extra day to fill in before I go to Fredericton tomorrow but I’m glad I came here, it’s a charming town. St Andrews is just across the St Croix River from Maine & was founded by American Loyalists who were refugees from the Americans when Britain lost the revolutionary war in 1783. Many of these loyalists lost everything in the war so they were true refugees when they arrived here. A lot of the old waterfront buildings have survived & most of them have plaques describing who built...

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Sep 27, 2016 - St Andrews, NB

We had to make sure that we were back at the Hopewell Rocks at high tide at 10 am., so I could get pictures. Hard to believe I was walking below those rocks yesterday . Now back on the road and made it to St Andrews NB for the night , staying at an RV site called Island View Campground.. They are now on off season rates, and we paid $20.00 for full hook ups. A great deal for just passing through. It has been a much cooler day, with some rain this morning while driving. Tomorrow we head into Maine and start our Journey South of the Canadian...

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Jul 25, 2016 - St Andrews, New Brunswick

Breakfast at the hotel this morning then on the bus at 8. Visited the Acadia National Park where we traveled to the top of Cadillac Mountain. Cadillac Mountain is the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. On leaving the park we stopped to see Thunder Hole, which is rocks along the shore and when the tide is right the water coming over the rocks makes a thunder sound, but the tide was not right today. Shopping and lunch in downtown Bar Harbor. Irma and I shared Fish and Fries for lunch. It's another hot day today....

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