Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

May 15, 2018 - Fredericton

The motorhome is all serviced & everything checked out just fine so now I’m in full sight-seeing mode. The Ford dealer had a shuttle which took me downtown then picked me up when the motorhome was ready so I had a whole morning to discover Fredericton which is a delightful city. Although it’s the capital of New Brunswick is only the 3rd largest city after Moncton & St Johns. The population of the whole province is less than 800,000 so none of the cities are very big. The floods have completely receded & don’t seem to have left any lasting...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2018

May 14, 2018 - St Andrews to Fredericton

I woke up early so was at RV World in Fredericton by 9:30. Unfortunately, the problem with the levellers wasn’t a 5 minute fix, reconnecting a loose wire as I’d hoped. At noon, the Service Manager finally told me that after checking all the fuses & relays he could find, he’d got power to the unit by disconnecting & reconnecting it. That was the good news, the bad news was that the jacks still wouldn’t work. He now thinks it’s a hydraulic problem which they don’t work on. He gave me a couple of names in Fredericton but neither of them could...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2018

May 4, 2018 - Fredericton

A wasted day but I was comfortable at the Holiday Inn & at least had a good rest. I’m really glad I chose to stay at a motel for these 2 nights because otherwise I would have been wandering the streets all day while the motorhome was sitting at the Ford dealer. I took it there just after 8:00am & was told it should be ready by lunch-time. I gave them until 2:30pm then called to see what was going on. They still hadn’t started on it! Not very happy & even more annoyed when they called later in the afternoon & told me they wouldn’t be able to...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2018

May 3, 2018 - Toronto to Fredericton

A very short night & although I paid for a seat upgrade, it still wasn’t very comfortable so didn’t get much sleep. We left Toronto on time at 10:35pm & the flight was 30 minutes shorter than it was supposed to be so we got into Toronto very early – just after 5:00am. It was a longer layover than I would have liked because we arrived early & the flight to Fredericton was late. I was so tired, I was afraid of going to sleep while I was waiting but I met a bloke from Edmonton who was in the same situation so we kept each other...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2018

Oct 7, 2017 - Kings Landing

We left Dieppe around 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 5 and another terrific day. The sun was shining and we travelled along the TCH, #2 West, to a kalidescope of color. The variety of red, orange, and yellow leaves reminded us of our previous visit to the Maritimes. Pat and Emery, just like Henry and Diane, are snowbird friends from Mesa and they are our hosts in Fredericton. Once again we are being treated royally. They have an area near their home that we are parked and power is keeping our fridge going. Yesterday Emery was our chauffeur...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


65 is good!

Oct 3, 2017 - Fredericton

One of the first things I needed to do this morning was visit the local place the lady at the campground told me would winterise the motorhome for $40. I spoke to the people there & had it all organised for them to do it next week & almost as an afterthought, confirmed the price of $40. That’s when I was told I’d been misinformed, their price was $125 plus they’d charge $50 to drive 1km down the road to do it here. That changed everything. I came back to the campground & the lady was very apologetic but that’s what she pays a friend to do...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2017

Oct 2, 2017 - Fredericton

A really exciting day cleaning the stove, defrosting & cleaning the fridge & generally sorting out everything I can think of. After several conversations with different people I’ve decided to store the motorhome here at the RV Park. The manager has been incredibly friendly, helpful & supportive. She has her own trailer here so I trust her judgement. She’ll organise the winterising of the water system after I leave so I can use it up to Wednesday morning & all I have to do is park it where she tells me then get a taxi to the airport. I also...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2017

Oct 1, 2017 - St Andrews to Fredericton

Well, I’m safely in Fredericton so all I need to do is sort the motorhome out, make it cosy for the winter, then get on a plane to Toronto on Wednesday. I’m having second thoughts about the place I’d chosen to store it so need to make some phone calls tomorrow. It seems that RV World, the place I’d selected, is way more expensive than anywhere else & when I went past there on my way into Fredericton I wasn’t very impressed with the location or the security around the place. They want to charge me $700 to winterise & store it until next May...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Canada 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - Day 1 Canada

Today’s the day we head into Canada. Left Wells Maine and headed north on the toll road. We stopped and filled the truck up in Houlton Maine because gas is cheaper in the US. We also found a post office so I could mail a couple of items. Crossing the border was easy and off we went towards our adventure. We stayed at Woolstook Campground outside Fredericton New Brunswick. It was the more expensive than we wanted but it was in Canadian Funds. We bought Canadian funds for $.77 on the dollar back in May. We drove around the area and had dinner...

Jump to full entry

Jun 17, 2017 - Longs Creek to Woodstock

Riding day three June 17 Longs Creek to Woodstock 4 hrs 7 min of 16 hrs 6 min total 78.1 KM of 304.5 km total 512 meters of 1860 meters of climbing total 2003 calories of 7797 calories burned The cabin allowed me to have a good sleep. I get up at around 6:30. It starts to rain again. I pack up and get ready. The others are tardy this morning. We don't get on the road till around 8:30. Our breakfast stop is only 6 km down the road. It is called Acorns. If you are ever near this place, stop in. They had great service, large portions, were...

Jump to full entry

Jun 16, 2017 - Coles Island to Longs Creek

Riding day two June 16 Coles Island to Longs Creek 6 hrs 47 min of 11 hr 59 min total 127.9 km of 226.4 total 724 meters of 1348 meters of climbing total 3310 calories of 5794 calories burned It got cold last night. Down to the single digits. There was some shivering in the night. We are up and at em at around 6 AM. With our cold fingers we pack our tents and our dreams and then we are on the road. An energy bar is going to be my fuel for the first 25 km until we get to a restaurant. The weather is nice, some cloud, light wind, mid teen...

Jump to full entry

Sep 29, 2015 - Change of plans

Today was a good news bad news kind of day. Hmmm...which first?? Good news! Freddie got an oil change!!!! Finally, it was very overdue. After so many attempts, and getting told by almost every Ford dealer in Atlantic Canada that they were booked two weeks in advance. We took another chance and tried again and bingo we found a well run dealership in Charlottetown and got in!! Bad news.... We knew Wednesday was going to be rainy, but it was upgraded very substantially to a severe storm. With up to 100 mm of rain falling and the severe winds...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  ... 6  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com