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Sep 1, 2009 - New Minas, NS - Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

(Ron Writing) A couple days ago the rod about which our fold-out steps pivot, broke on one end and this made it very difficult to fold and unfold the steps. They were also a little dangerous to use. This morning we had an 8 AM appointment to have the steps repaired at Fleetline Parts and Service LTD just up the street from Wal*Mart. We stopped there yesterday afternoon and Geoff Locke, the General Manager, was kind enough to accommodate us into their busy schedule first thing this morning. His mechanic welded a new section onto the hinge...

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Aug 21, 2009 - Attempt to whale watch

Time to go whale watching! We traveled down to the tiny island of Brier Island at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy with the Atlantic Ocean. On the way down we stopped in the village of Annapolis Royal, a quaint town of Victorian houses and the site of one of only three tidal power generation plants. We also found a German bakery and had delicious soft pretzels and cinnamon raisin buns, they were delicious! We continued to travel south along a very narrow road to the first of two ferries that would take us to Brier Island. There was a little...

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Canada Summer 2009

Aug 20, 2009 - Travel to Nova Scotia

Travel day! We traveled to the province of Nova Scotia today and stayed at a campsite near the town of Kentville, which is near the Bay of Fundy, legendary for its tides. We went down to a small fishing village at low tide and saw multiple fishing boats sitting in the mud, more that 20 feet lower than they would be at high tide.

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Canada Summer 2009

Aug 17, 2008 - Day 74 to Day 77

Day 74 Today’s Plan; Motor on down to Nova Scotia. We take a picture of the giant lobster as we leave town and bump on down the highway. Again, we are disappointed by not being on the coast. In places we go as slow as 50 to 60 Kph because it is so rough. No one seems to mind, though. We have noticed that about drivers here and in the Gaspe, they don’t drive the speed limit all the time if the road is bad. Or even if it’s not. The road we are on peters out and we elect to go a few kilometers on the freeway. The road is much improved. Except...

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Jun 2, 2008 - Visiting Lindsey and Justin in New Minas

Monday June 2…11:00pm No problems last night. Got on the road fairly early, and made it to Lindsey’s place about 11:00am. She had said she might not be home yet, so we got ourselves settled in her driveway. Justin had the landlord drop off a load of gravel so he had levelled out some potholes…it was nice and smooth now. In fact, because the upstairs of the house is vacant, it’s a real nice spot to park a motorhome! Ruth and Lindsey did some grocery shopping in the afternoon, while I puttered around with the motorhome. Then they made...

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Apr 22, 2007 - L'aubergine volante

So...here I am back in Nova Scotia, a little bit early. As in three weeks early. It's all turned out remarkably, improbably, well. So that wallet went a-walkin', last I talked with you. Leather on the lam. And like all truants and those fleeing from the long arm of the righteous, it got found. The chickens always come home to roost, as farm-minded people like to say. The acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. Um...where was I? Oh yeah, Wally wallet. He got found in the Ferenciek Ter Metro station; Buddy Magyar walked it over to the Canadian...

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Aug 23, 2006 - Fort Book and Foot Mouth

Anyone who has ever seen the grim facade of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto will understand the reference in the title. Fourteen stories of grey cement, with a huge flying-buttress-style outcropping that looks like the Trojan Horse made it into academia...and got ossified in cement shoes. Can't imagine that ever happening in academia. But that's where I am, these days, actually zipping back and forth between libraries at U of T in a desperate race to melt my photocopy card before I return to Europe. A casual oversight in my...

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