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Aug 29, 2018 - Battle of Restigouche and Acadians

The Battle of Restigouche was the last battle to decide France’s fate in North America. This fort interpretive center includes remains of the Frigate Machault that was sunk in this harbor. This frigate had 32 guns and was 123’ x 33’. The battle took place on 7/8/1760 and this is only one of 3 1700’s French frigates to be recovered in the world. It carried 250 Crew and soldiers on board. Council room and mid level deck are reconstructed in the museum and the outline of the ship is visible on the grounds. The museum includes a recovered...

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Aug 28, 2018 - Campbellton

What a difference. We had a fairly easy drive on Hwy 132 - curves, rough road, no more than 7% grades but overall a good drive. This RV park is new and just great - on the river, level spot, Dish comes in although 129 is problematic. We are looking at the weather to see if staying 2 nights is a good idea. There is an Indian reservation just over the bridge in Quebec and that is a good place to buy beer, fewer taxes. I have not bought any beer yet in Canada but the price in the small grocery in Perce was $11 for 6 bottles. This is the RV...

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Jun 21, 2017 - Border of New Brunswick and Quebec

I left PEI via the Confederation Bridge and drove northerly to the Gulf of St Lawrence and followed it westerly (on the south side of the Gulf) to Campbellton NB. Campbellton is the location of a narrows and a bridge crosses it into Quebec. I overnighted in a Walmart parking lot there.

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Aug 28, 2016 - Family Time in Campbellton

Up this morning to meet Lorne, and Jocelyn for breakfast at a little Kountry Kitchen in Tidehead. For $7.00 fresh eggs,bacon, potatoes toast, and unlimited coffee. We couldn't finish our meals! We checked out Campbelton, and then spent some time back at the campground, with a fire, and a visit from April, , how wonderful to catch up. Thank you so much for spending your Sunday Afternoon and eve, with us. Lorne and Jocelyn stopped by again, enjoying more social time around the fire. More memories made here. Sadly though, timing wasn't good to...

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Aug 27, 2016 - Campbellton NB

We discussed our next destination, and chose to go into Campelton to visit with family. The drive was beautiful, so nice and green and lots of water views. We found a nice campground called Sugarland Park provincial Park.. Very rustic look, and with power. In the summer there are trails around to walk or bike. Funny thing seeing a chair lift going , It runs all year round. In the summer it takes hikers and bikers to the top, and you must get down your own way. In the winter its for skiing ,think I'll pass this time round. The weather is...

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May 19, 2016 - Levis to Campbellton

We set out from Levis, our home for 3 days, on the next leg of our adventure. Following the south coast of the St Lawrence River we drove through Mont-Joli then headed inland and south through Amqui and eventually reaching Campbellton after almost 9 hours of driving and of course another time zone. Now in Atlantic Time and as Carole and Jim Thornton told us, the Maritimes doesn't open until after the May long weekend, or maybe Canada Day, weather dependent. :P What we didn't know until we arrived, was that there are no campgrounds....at...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Atholville

Day Sixty – Aug 19 Atholville 153k Last night was Saturday night. Public campgrounds in Quebec are known for their party spirit on Saturday nights. The previous Saturday the music stopped at 11pm. The music last night stopped just after midnight until someone opened the doors or found the controls and the noise was back on. At 3am silence settled over the campground. My sleep was limited and had been poor the previous couple of nights. I was a tired puppy today. Despite that the ride was good. I might have been more tired than necessary at...

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Checking the ditches

Aug 21, 2011 - St.Damase to Atholville

August 21 – Day 59 – St.Damase to Atholville, Out of Quebec into New Brunswick “Province # 7”! K’s 144 Time 6h 7m Average speed: 23.46k/H T to d 6490 Another very good day on the bike with some challenging hills with up to 14% grades just after we left camp. We rode a good part of the day along the Matapedia river and it was a great and scenic ride. Good food on route and just a real pleasant ride all day. While it was nice to get into New Brunswick we will miss the great food in Quebec and the very bike friendly roads.

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Jul 31, 2011 - Day 20: Campbellton, New Brunswick

It's amazing what a difference 12 hours can make. When we woke up at 6:30, there were about 60 RV's at Wal-Mart. And I have to tell you, we have seen every size, shape, and description of RV on the roads in Canada. And the number! we didn't go a mile that some kind of camper didn't go by. But when you realize how short their season is here, it's understandable. Labor Day truly does end summer! Then the cold weather sets in. We went to McDonald's at Wal-Mart for breakfast. Then stopped for gas - $1.334 per liter which works out to $5 per...

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Sep 12, 2009 - Campbellton, NB - More Acadian Coastal Drive

(Ron Writing) This morning we stopped by the weekly farmers market in Miramichi but it was a bit of a disappointment. We did get a dozen eggs for a good price. We then stopped to see the most prominent feature of Miramichi’s skyline – St. Michaels Basilica. It sets high on a hill overlooking the town and being situated in this small city makes it seem even larger than it is. But it is huge and we found the inside very beautiful also. This afternoon we continued our drive along the Acadian Coastal Drive on the east coast of New Brunswick. We...

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Aug 19, 2008 - 60 Althoville NB

Today was to be payback day for climbing the spine of the Gaspe peninsula yesterday. That made it net down hill, but not all down hill. The day was cool, grey and blustery, but luckily the bluster was a strong partial or full tailwind most of the day. Much of the day we were following the Matapedia River which is apparently a world class fly fishing destination. It was amazing how the long the river continued in a shallow gradual descent; it seemed much more constant in character than the rivers with which I have been familiar. It was also...

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Aug 11, 2008 - Campbellton, NB

Monday August 11…10:35pm Sure enough, we had a very peaceful nights sleep parked at the church in Rexton. Until about 6:20am, anyhow. Then, 2 seagulls were having a contest to see which one of them could squawk the loudest and longest without taking a break. It was one of those situations where you’re lying in bed figuring they’ve got to stop any minute….but they don’t. So eventually, we got up and made tea and coffee. Of course as soon as we got up…they stopped. Oh well, so we had an early start to the day. We drove into the town of...

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