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Sep 11, 2012 - Day 58 - Dartmouth to Port Hawkesbury, NS

Woke up to sunshine and calm winds. We had closed up the RV last night due to the major flapping noise from the slide covers from the wind and rain from Tropical Storm Leslie, but all was well today. We took the RV to Fraserway RV today to have the slide inspected. After lubing and checking it over it was deemed okay. We filled the propane tank and the fuel tank and we off to Baddeck. We passed by Truro that suffered flooding damage from the storm on Saturday night and noted that many fields were water covered. We found a campsite at...

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The Wandering Nunns

Aug 31, 2012 - Ciao Cape Breton Island

Day 19, August 31, 2012, Ciao Cape Breton Island (4 photos) Completed the circle (clockwise) of Cape Breton Island by following the Fleur-De-Lis Trail from Louisbourg to the Canso Causeway, the link between the Island and the rest of Nova Scotia. Very sparsely inhabited. Are scenic routes always poorly maintained? Seeing us pulled over to examine a map, a local offered assistance and, upon learning the route we sought, commented “Nothing but trees.” Much truth to that, but we did find a nice fishing village in Fourchu Bay by turning off on...

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Atlantic Canada

Jun 19, 2012 - Provincial Parking Lot

Most of our travel today was across the middle of Nova Scotia on the Trans Canada Highway. We didn't see any real views until just west of Port Hawkesbury. The parking lot of the Provincial buildings looked like a good boondocking site and there was soon a trucker that agreed and spent the night also. There was a local highway patrolman nearby checking for speeders with his radar gun and I thought he might be able to suggest a good place for some food. He enjoys the Fleur de Lis, just a block away. Our kind of place, they serve breakfast...

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Dream On

Jul 26, 2010 - Transit to Cape Breton

We drove east on the Trans Canada Highway that skirts the Northumberland Straight between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Cape Breton is actually an island that is separated from the rest of NS by the Strait of Canso. The road crosses the strait on a manmade causeway. Once on the island we drove along the shores of a huge freshwater lake, Bras d’Or Lake.

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Aug 20, 2009 - Port Hawkesbury, NS

(Ron Writing) Yesterday we left Newfoundland and today we drove across Cape Breton Island, the eastern part of the province of Nova Scotia. Both of these islands are very beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed them both. We drove from Sydney southwest on Highways 4, 216, and 223 along the north side of Bras d’Or Lake. This is a very large lake, probably about 50 miles long and 20 miles wide in places. There are many islands near the shores of the lake which add to the beauty. Most of our drive followed closely along the lake shore which made...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Charlottetown to Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia

We left Charlottetown on July 30 for Ballentines Cove,which is about an 8 hr run. John, who was sick the nite before, decided to try anyway, but with the added rough waters, he just could not take it. Happy Clamz was radioed and they went on, and we ducked into Pictou, and tied to a wall there for the night. John got some rest and the next day, he felt good enough to go. We sure do miss HC, but we are to reconnect with them soon, and can not wait. The next day was beautiful, so making it to here was delightful. When we passed by Bear Point,...

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Just Relax

Jul 16, 2009 - MacLobster!

Well Ronald has done it again. After driving down the coat we arrive in Port Hawksbury. A bustling town on the Gulf of Canso, dividing mainland from the Cape Bretton island. Here I decide at last to try the MacLobster. We had seen them advertised on our first drive through the Maritimes on the way to Newfoundland, but this was first MacDonalds we had seen after driving down the Cabot Trail. It is in essance a bun with some chopped up lobster in it. Unfortunatly ruined for me by the addition of celery! After picking these out I could...

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Sep 21, 2006 - Cape Breton

What a stop! If we eat any more seafood we'll grow gills. The best thing about this trip is the people you meet. I come from a large family and many years ago when I came to Cape Breton for a Basketball tournament I met some cousins of my Dad's. Well 14 years later I dialed them up after some prodding by my Dad (thanks Dad) and Jacquie and I were welcomed into thier homes. We were fed like royalty and could not have asked for better company or warmer hospitality. Thanks to all the Tremblay's and Stubbards in Cape Breton for a truly...

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