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Sep 3, 2017 - so much to see.......so little time!

Today we set off on a tour of the many coves between here and Yarmouth. These folks have been tied to the sea for centuries and today there are docks, boat builders, seafood plants scattered along the seashore – some still operating and some run down and deserted. We rolled into pretty Shelburne which shows its loyalist roots as you wander the boardwalk along the ancient downtown with buildings dating to the late 1700’s. It is a relaxed walk past beautiful brick and wood structures with a park edging the waterfront, reading the information...

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Aug 17, 2017 - Day 3

Today we drove Hwy #3 better known as the South Shore or Lighthouse Route east from Yarmouth to Shelburne. Not much to see. We also tried to get to the lighthouse on Cape Sable Island. Unfortunately the Nova Scotia tour book doesn't mention that you can't get there unless you have water wings or a boat. We also went to the Yarmouth harbour. Not much to see there either. Oh well, the sun was shining and we did take some pictures. Tomorrow we pull out and head to Scotia Pines Campground just south of Truro.

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2017 Maritime Trip

Jun 18, 2015 - Johnston's Pond, Nova Scotia

I met a young Nova Scotia man in Bruce Peninsula National Park, he told me to check out Johnston's Pond. He said we could surf and camp there, very quiet and beautiful. After driving down some bumpy dirt roads, we arrived, and he wa right, gorgeous, empty beach, a place to park for the evening and the potential for surf. Unfortunately I wouldn't score any great surf, but it was worth a paddle and a visit nonetheless.

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Travelling

Sep 3, 2012 - Day 50 - to Shelburne

We travelled to Shelburne to the home of Georg & Harry MacDonald. They were expecting us and said they had plenty of room in their yard for the bus; until they saw it. Harry said that he wasn't expecting a double decker bus. The road into their place has lovely overhanging trees that would need to be trimmed to get us to the house. As it happened the neighbours yard was accessable and they were gone home for the season, so we obtained consent from the caretakers and parked there for the night. Georg and Harry have a lovely home and two...

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The Wandering Nunns

Jul 23, 2010 - Shelburne, NS - The Islands Provincial Park

The drive today was 133 miles, including a detour to Shag Harbor to see the UFO Centre there. The roads here in Nova Scotia have really been good for the most part. Their highways that are access controlled, similar to our interstates, have been in very good shape and you can make good time on them, like ours. But the single digit roads, 1 and 3, that are routed along the coasts are not so good, being very narrow and uneven. I think Doris spends a good bit of the time with her eyes closed on them and I don't think she's sleeping!! We are...

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Jun 13, 2010 - Shelburne, NS

As we regretfully gave departing hugs to our inn proprietress, Faith, we discovered that our flegling robins had flown the nest over the door. We hated leaving Annaoplis Royal for it is a beautiful little community filled with many well preserved historic structures and many lovely places to see, but we had to move on if we were to complete our drive around Nova Scotia. We crossed the river to visit Port Royal, a beautifully reconstructed fur trading post established in 1605 by the French. It is the oldest habitation on the North Atlantic...

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Sep 4, 2009 - Shelburne and Liverpool, Nova Scotia

SHELBURNE AND LIVERPOOL, NOVA SCOTIA CANADA September 4, 2009 September 4th dawned as another beautiful day. Len and I headed for Birchtown Road in Shelburne, a trip of about 85 miles. We were heading to the Black Loyalist Heritage Society – Historical Site and Museum. We were pretty ignorant of Black history in Canada, but eager to learn. We had somehow ended up with the misconception that Blacks had been pretty easily accepted into Canadian society. Here’s some of what we learned. In 1775 Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia,...

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Aug 14, 2009 - Halifax to Shelburne, NS

We left Halifax on 8/11 arriving in the quaint town of Lunenburg. We had great weather, and sure were glad of it. Actually got to see some things - LOL. It was Canada's cheif fishing port at one time. It now is somewhat touristy, which is good, since the fishing business is much down. The homes are all painted up in colors. Dockage is a premium here, so we rafted to HC at a dock that held only 3-4 boats. The other two slots were taken. We visit the fisheries museum, and what a treat. We spend hours there. Ate some great food, and got to go...

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Just Relax

Sep 29, 2008 - Today it's Snow

Not the white stuff - Hank Snow the singin' ranger - Monday, September 29 If that’s what a measly ‘Tropical Storm’ feels like I’m glad we didn’t have to ride out a real hurricane - even a category one. We woke to a quiet dawn with only occasional gusts, but for a while last night there were a few anxious moments. A few times the motorhome shook so hard and abruptly that it was almost like something solid was hitting it. As we were getting ready to leave I talked to Jim and learned that the power had gone out in town last night. They were...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Jul 10, 2008 - First fog, now rain so I stop in

I start up Elsie after breaky (don’t you just love it when hotels advertise “free breakfast” – sure it’s free!) just in case and she doesn’t fires into life but she does, only just. There is nothing more worse (Canajun English like “more better”) to get ready and the bike doesn’t start so all is well and I pack up and make ready. There are a few American bikers staying at the motel and they all ride Honda Goldwings – no Harley’s! A bloke from upper NY State comes over and we chat. Sorry Canucks, I think we can learn from Americans like...

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