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Jul 17, 2006 - St John, New Brunswick

St John is the capital of New Brunswick. It is located where the St John River meets the Atlantic Ocean in Fundy Bay. The city is located on both sides of the winding river on a serious of bluffs. It's no oil painting: a rather industrial town. What is fascinating in St John however is the so-called "reversing falls". The river bed is quite deep in St John and in fact it plunges further in depth close to where the river empties into Fundy Bay. So there is a visible plunging of the water from the river into the bay when the tide in the bay...

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Jul 10, 2006 - Sailing in New Brunswick

After saying our good-byes to sister Deanna and boyfriend Csabab at the airport, we drove down the Bay of Fundy National Park and on to Janet and Ross Reid's place in Grand Bay near Saint John, New Brunswick. We were warmly greeted with a hickory smoked roast that had been cooking for 3 days and friendly neighbours that were over for a visit. Along with the wonderful sailing lessons out on the 50+ year old family boat, we were taught how to t-a-n-g-o, and went to a wedding reception for a 80-something year old fellow and his new 40 year old...

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Jul 9, 2006 - Saint John, NB - The Fundy City

Today, we took our short drive of 72 miles to Saint John. Located at the mouth of the Saint John River on the Bay of Fundy, it is one of the most active seaports on the Atlantic coast. Deepwater oil terminals handle some of the world's largest ships. The drive was relaxing and scenic. A C$1.05 toll got us across the Saint John River bridge. When Samuel de Champlain entered the estuary of the river in 1604, he named the river in honor of the saint whose feast day it was. After the American Revolutionary War, several thousand Loyalists...

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Jul 5, 2006 - Day 3 Saint John, New Brunswick

Day 3 - St. John, NB: We drove back into Canada at St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Texas Pete & Martha had their potatoes taken at customs. We camped at a Harding Point Campground where we had to take our coaches over on a small ferry - 2 coaches at a time. It was a free Provincial ferry. We toured St. John, NB and went to the market and to see the Reversing Falls. It was amazing to see the birds (Cormorant's I think) ride the fast flowing tide and diving for the fish and then a group of sea gulls ganging up on it and taking the fish out of...

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Jul 2, 2006 - Saint John, NB

July 2 - Saint John, NB Weather sure changes quickly here. I never would have guessed it would rain last night, but it did. Then it started raining again this morning for our drive to Saint John. We only had 80 miles to get there, so we arrived before lunch. There is only one campground in the city and it is a large municipal campground in Rockwood Park. Nothing fancy, but it works fine and we were able to wash the RV here. Went to the New Brunswick Museum in Market Square this afternoon. Really great exhibits on whales, geology of the...

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Jun 17, 2006 - Saturday

We are entering Canada this morning. I do not know if we will be able to connect. We will try. If not, I am keeping this journal updated in word and will paste it in as soon as I can. See you later. Saturday 61706 We gathered ourselves leisurely this morning. In spite of our good intentions to leave early, it did not happen. We did get rolling around 8:00 AM. First stop, Irving filling station. The fill up was a gut buster. Gas was 2.939 but we are getting good mileage so far. Between 8 and 9 mpg. We were nervous about crossing the border....

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Footloose Kolmans

Oct 8, 2005 - Lynn, some mechanical problems......

Hello everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We are currently in a hotel in St. John, New Brunswick for Friday night as we have experienced a few mechanical problems in the wiring between truck and trailer. We were fortunate enough to be able to get it into a Nissan dealership here and the staff have been fantastic. They had two mechanics working on the truck (related to a computer problem that control brake lights etc on the trailer???) from 1O:OO AM to 6:3O PM (even though they close at 5:3O - especially on a long weekend). Part of the...

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Jul 30, 2005 - Sussex NB

We had the privilege of spending the weekend with distant relations of Moe's at their farm outside Sussex NB - the agricultural capital of the province. No one in the west can really appreciate what it is like to live in Atlantic Canada where your ancestors arrived 200 years ago. You get introduced as a "Cogger" and everyone knows what line you belong to! It was haying time at the farm so the entire family came home to help out including son Kevin and his in-laws from Labrador. We still didn't understand a single word they spoke to us but...

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Across Canada - 2005

Jul 28, 2005 - We Made It to the Atlantic Ocean!

This morning was our chance to catch up on laundry. Oh Joy. The campsite at Cabano was lovely. Very wooded and clean. The people who run it are very nice and have many things for the children available. There is a ping-pong table a miniature pool table, horse shoes, a small basketball court, volleyball, fishing nets, crayons etc. The owners made an excellent breakfast for us at a modest price. We had a quick swim in their pool; it was a little bit cool but very refreshing on this hot day. We finally got away at about 11:00 and drove through...

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Jul 17, 2005 - Saint John, NB

July 17, 2005 (Sunday) We took the ferry and drove to Saint John for the day. We had lunch at Grannan's Seafood on the Market Square in Saint John. We were able to sit outside and watch the harbor and the nearby outdoor volleyball. The weather was slightly cool and overcast, but enjoyable. An interesting fact...Market Square is a downtown shopping center right on the harbor. It is on the site originally occupied by a power plant that was the longest continually running electrical generation plant in the world. After lunch we took a Harbor...

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Jun 24, 2005 - Into New Brunswick

After breakfast and goodbye to Barbara, I cross into New Brunswick, make a stop in St. Stephen for information before proceeding on to St. John for the museum and lunch. Driving towards Fundy National Park, I decide that I am going to have to do that after the bike trip because I will get there too late in the day and I have to do laundry and pack tonight. In St. Martens, after parking, I hop on the bicycle and go around a bit, but not too far, not a very good place for riding. Then to my chores.

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Lois Hits the Road

Jun 23, 2005 - Crossing the Border

We crossed over to Canada at St. Stephens in northerner Maine/New Brunswick. Made it to the Provincial Campground at New River before dark and set up camp. Walked across the street to the beach on the Bay of Fundy and walked on the "bottom of the ocean" during a Low Tide of about 42 feet! We walked for over a mile before getting back to the campground.

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