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Jun 9, 2015 - Into Canada

We had a nice trip across the border into Canada today. Most of the trip in Maine was on route 9 heading east toward Calais. Surprisingly the two-lane highway rolled through the hills without any stop signs or traffic signals. When we arrived at the border crossing there was no one in front of us. We were greeted by a young female agent and welcomed to Canada after a few simple questions. We moved on directly to a four-lane limited-access highway (route 1) and headed for Saint John in New Brunswick. It started to rain just after we entered...

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Aug 24, 2014 - Low Key

The wifi at Hardings Point Campground was of little use, so I got behind on entries and uploads. We took the nearer free ferry to Grand Bay - Westfield and had lunch at the Country Market, which boasts five tables. My bacon cheeseburger was hand-formed and Joe's fish and chips were really good. (Haddock is boring.) In Saint John we went to the Reversing Rapids overlook; it was slack tide, so no drama there. We then drove to and around Irving Nature Park; we saw cormorants and oil ships but the seals were hiding. We were told that Irving...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Fundy National Park

We headed out on TCH 104, past Oxford, the Blueberry Capitol of Canada, and back into New Brunswick, following TCH 2, and then Hwy 114, the Fundy Coastal Drive. It was cloudy and rainy. The tide was in at Hopewell Rocks, where you can pay an admission and walk on the bay floor when the tide is low, to view impressive rock formations which look like little islands when the tide is in. A plus was that’s the first time we’d seen the Bay full! We drove through Fundy National Park, which is free if you are only passing through; there’s one...

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Aug 6, 2014 - The only dish washing sink was in the women's washroom!?!?!?

I am pleased to report another very fine week, but unfortunately we were camped at a very lackluster campground. When we were closed out of the Sebago Lake state park campground, I blindly chose a private campground nearby. it was not cheap, but they are certainly not investing any of the fees back into their facilities. Those of you who are campers might prefer not to stay at Sebago Lake family campground. The campsites have some erosion issues and do not start me on the bathhouse issues unless you prefer your toilet to be only loosely in...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Saint John, New Brunswick

One night in Saint John, New Brunswick. I find it interesting, that it as I walk around it feels like a really old run down little corner of San Francisco. However, I do not feel the same energy of San Francisco. This is not a place for me. It has no charms that I can feel and I am glad I am only staying one night. The building are very old and there seems to be no one taking care of there homes, for the most time. But the parks are taking care of with pride.

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Jun 26, 2014 - St Johns, New Brunswick

This is also a two day entry. Due to the fact that Margaret does not drink coffee we have not been going to Tim Horton's for WiFi service. Didn't feel right just sitting in parking lot. Some campgrounds have good service and some not at all. We left St. Andrews around 8:00. The day was very overcast and windy. Temp down in the 50's. Rain was expected so we were hoping that it would clear going North. WRONG. The drive to St. John was uneventful with some roads bad and some good. By the time we got setup it was beginning to rain. We decided...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Welcome(?) to friendly Canada!

Saint John, New Brunswick Canada It was an interesting day in some ways and boring in others. We spent a lot of time on the bus as we headed to Canada. Our bus is brand new and had less than 4,000 miles on it when we left Boston. There are heating vents near the floor. One of our fellow travelers, Marge, was crocheting when she dropped the crochet hook into the vent. It became a group project to retrieve the hook but, with great effort, we were finally successful. At Calais, ME, we reached the border crossing into Canada. This was quite an...

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Sep 29, 2013 - Day Twenty

Another fabulous but long day. 6:30 wake up call, 7:00 bags out and 8:00 on the coach. We had a muffin and banana in our room. Traveled to Springhill. Anne Murray’s hometown and went into her museum. There was everything there from her baby pictures, report cards, family pictures through to magazine articles she was in, awards, clothing worn to her awards and song charts. A nice tribute to her. At this same stop, there was a Timmy’s where we were able to have our coffee break. Next, we travelled to Hopewell Cape....Wow...we started by...

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Aug 16, 2013 - Digby to Saint John

Today was a rest day but we had to work a bit to get to our rest spot. We mounted the bikes on top of the truck last night to save time in the morning. The tents started coming down at 5 am and we started walking to the ferry before sun up. The ferry trip across the Bay of Fundy was smooth under clear skies. It was noted that the bay has some of the roughest waters in the world when the tide competes with the wind. Once on land we took a cab to Rockwood campground that is in the middle of a natural/rock area in greater Saint John. This park...

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Jul 29, 2013 - New Brunswick

July 29-On the move again – we are moving to New Brunswick. The drive here was very nice – the highway was really good and there was very little traffic. We are staying on an island in the St. John River and had to take a ferry to get to the campground. It was only about a 5 minute ride. It rained – again but we decided to go to St. John anyway and luckily it cleared up while we were there. St. John, New Brunswick is a large city situated on the Bay of Fundy. We went to the downtown and visited the Saint John City Market. This is Canada’s...

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Jun 27, 2013 - Changeable weather

We arrived yesterday, the 26th, mid-afternoon. This campground is part of Rockwood Park. It has several ponds, a lake, a zoo, a golf course, the campground and a restaurant and café. We had a terrific dinner and enjoyed watching people canoeing on Lily Lake. Today we had a wonderful bus trip through the city. The bus driver gave us a lot of history about cemeteries, 200 year old houses, and a tower built during the War of 1812. There was a huge cruise ship in port, and we went to Reversing Falls. When the Bay of Fundy is at high tide and...

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Jun 12, 2013 - St. John, New Brunswick, Canada

Today we drove 72 miles in pouring rain to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. We are staying at a City owned park called Rockwell Park Campground. It is nothing fancy but we are on gravel with water and electric. Even though it rained most of the day, we had fun with all our old and new friends. There are only 21 of us, but we get to be with everyone and have a great time. We went to the Reversing Falls which is considered both a spectacular event and natural phenomenon. Twice daily the tides of the Bay of Fundy reach such heights that they...

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