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Aug 17, 2017 - Girls Days

For the last two days I was an adopted sister of Debbie's! The sisters and sister-in-law were great taking me with them on their annual events. Yesterday we were in the Truro area and today we ventured to Dartmouth. Shopping in some familiar chain stores but a few that are specific to the east. Lunches out and lots of laughs. There is nothing like girl time; it is the best therapy! Nothing happened to derail Mel's plans and that was good as he moved the rv from one space to another himself yesterday while I was out playing. In the evening...

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Aug 15, 2017 - Nova Scotia

Here is a recap of the last three days: Sunday, August 13, 2017 Another day, another province! We arrived at the Scotia Pine Campground in Hilden, NS around 3:30 PM. By 5:00 we were set up and hosted a happy hour with Dan and Deb. Deb's family is scattered throughout the area within about 1.5 hours of Truro. So her brother Burt and his gal Sharon also joined us. This time Mel set up the satellite dish in 3 hours not 3 days so he got to watch his Saskatchewan Roughriders play - first game since we left home! Monday, August 14, 2107 So we...

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Jul 17, 2017 - Victoria Park and riding the tidal bore!

This morning Flo & Dana and I went to the top destination in Truro - Victoria Park. I bet every maritime province has a Victoria Park! There are ball parks, a stage for performances, many picnic tables and play grounds and some trails to walk to see the beauty of the area. It was an enjoyable walk to see some waterfalls. Today is the day of one of the most anticipated activities of the trip. We got on rafts with outboard engines (zodiacs, I guess) and went downstream in the red river named Shubenacadie (shoe-ben-a'-ka-dee) to meet the tide...

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Jul 16, 2017 - Goodbye PEI!

Left at a decent time of about 9:30, stopped at the visitor center in Nova Scotia, and arrived at our next campground in Hilden about 1:30. Hilden is outside of Truro. The volunteer fire company put on a dinner for us and inducted us into the Order of Good Time, started by Samuel Champlain in 1606! (Nova Scotia was called Acadie at that time.) There are only 4 things we must do to maintain our membership - have a good time, remember them fondly, speak of them kindly, and come back again! I wonder if I will be able to uphold that fourth...

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Jun 12, 2017 - More New Brunswick

Click on thumbnails to enlarge So yesterday I took a long distance picture of a Bay of Fundy headland north and east of Alma and today I decided to get closer. So ignoring the highway, I headed out via the Bay of Fundy Scenic Route. Narrow, twisting and hilly - about a 70 mile ride. About 20 miles in I took a side road - so that would be a side road off a side road - to Cape Enrage, the location of my picture. It was about 10 miles in and then 10 miles back. But it was worth it and I got some nice pictures. It is the location of a Canadian...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Markets and More

We woke to a wet morning and it was pouring down when we went over for breakfast this morning. We came back to the room and discussed what we should do. We decided to go to Masstown Market which is in a small town near Truro. The rain had more or less gone off by the time we left, but it came on again as we neared Masstown. We parked and went into the market which is much like Goats-on-the-roof in Coombs on Vancouver Island. Instead of goats it has a large lighthouse. We immediately picked up some bakery goods then spent quite along time...

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May 31, 2017 - Low Tide; Wines; High Tide

We again went over and had breakfast at the main building of the motel. We then set off for Burntcoat Head, a point where the Fundy Tide is reckoned to have its greatest difference between high and low tides. We arrived there before the tide was quite at its lowest and toured the lighthouse which is a museum and explanation of the phenomenon. We then went outside and walked down to the rocks and what is essentially, the ocean floor. Christine watched from a point by the stairs and Nan and I walked out onto the rocks between the shore and a...

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May 30, 2017 - Amherst

We had breakfast at the motel then set off for Amherst via Tatamagouche and Pugwash. This is a route suggested by our friends Carol & Brian. Carol grew up in Amherst and Brian in Greenfield, beyond Halifax from here. They were married in St. Stephen's United Church in Amherst. We drove to Tatamagouche on some of the best surfaced roads we have encountered in Nova Scotia. Many of the roads are uneven and pitted with potholes. Today's drive, particularly early in the day, was smooth. Tatamagouche was a small, quiet town. We went down to the...

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May 29, 2017 - Post Offices and Tidal Bores

We almost slept in this morning. Apparently workmen had left the motel around 6:00 am, but I did not hear them and those that did went back to sleep. We arose and went over to the main building for breakfast then set off to the Tourist Information office. There we learned some more about the tidal bore and the Bay of Fundy. In a few places in the world, when the tide turns and starts to increase in depth, it happens so quickly, that, rather than the water level merely rising, it forms a wave that forces water flowing from a river back...

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Aug 18, 2015 - a surprise reunion

Today was a mostly driving day. Although the roads were good, it seemed to take longer than it should. We had to stop for sections of one lane road as the other side was being repaired. Then we came to the Canso Causeway, which connects Cape Breton Island to the rest of Nova Scotia. A large commercial ship was moving though the passage and the bridge rotated and swung out of the way. It felt like it took half an hour, but it probably was not nearly that long. The stop for diesel also took too long. There was only one pump and someone left...

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Jul 12, 2015 - Hilden, Nova Scotia

We came to Hilden, Nova Scotia for one thing: to ride the tidal bore. The Bay of Fundy has some of the highest tides in the world. The rivers here run backwards when the tide comes in, and not just a little. With a 32 foot tide the Shubenacadie River has white water that runs UPSTREAM twice a day. We are going to ride the current, a.k.a. "the tidal bore", in a Zodiac raft. It's an adventure! The tide comes up the river as a succession of big waves. At low tide the water is quiet, but the tide comes in on a predictable schedule! The first...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Glenholme, NS

We are now in Nova Scotia! Today was an easy travel day except for some very heavy fog when crossing a mountain range at the lower end of the Bay of Fundy. You could see only about 50 feet in front for about 8 miles. We arrived at Elm River RV Park, set up our rigs and rested for the afternoon. Later we got together in the rec hall and the Fantasy staff treated us to a grilled hamburger supper. Afterwards, one of the ladies celebrated her birthday and we all had birthday cake and then played Bingo. Tomorrow, we will stop at a museum with...

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