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Aug 23, 2019 - Ceilidh Trail

We spent a couple of days traveling parts of the Ceilidh Trail. This section of Cape Breton Island is the Gaelic, Scottish section of the island. The Scottish first settled hear in the early 1700's. Basically they were starving to death in Scotland so they set out here, not knowing what to expect. The temperature and climate are similar to Scotland, but the the land is totally different. They had a lot of hard days, but ended up very successful. Our first stop was at Inverness Beach where we spent a couple of hours searching for Sea Glass....

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Aug 20, 2019 - Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island

We are all set up for about 4 days on Cape Breton Island. Today we drove the Cabot Trail, which is one of the major highlights of Nova Scotia. The trail gets its name from John Cabot, an Italian explorer who discovered the area in 1497 on mission from England's King Henry VII. The trail is about 185 miles of coastal road that is so special. You drive up and down mountain passes and along the coast with beautiful scenery around every turn. It took us about 8 hours to make the journey. At the north end of the trail is the Cape Breton...

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Aug 19, 2019 - Baddeck NS Alexander Graham Bell Museum

It was a long day including a drive to the Ferry, Ferry Ride and a drive to Baddeck NS but we got here at about 2:0 p.m. We decided to go to the Welcome Center at Baddeck to learn about the local sites and stumbled across the Alexander Graham Bell National Historical Site. It was a wonderful experience and we learned so much about Bell that we were never aware of. I know some of you like "factoids" and some don't. For those who don't you can stop reading now and wait for my next post. For those of you who enjoy a few facts, keep...

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Aug 17, 2019 - Baddeck, Cape Breton

Aug. 17,2019 - Adventures East RV Park, Baddeck, BC. Drove from Pictou, Nova Scotia to Baddeck, Cape Breton. Real fiasco when we got to park. Talked to the owner when I made reservations and he said he had a really nice pull through site for us. When we arrived, we found out that the park had no pull through sites and we would not fit into the site he was going to put us in. Long story short - we wound up in a seasonal site that was empty for the night, that we barely fit into. The people in the park were very friendly! Our neighbors...

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Jun 26, 2019 - STRANDED

Here we still are in Baddeck NS. We are both realizing how fortunate we are to live in the USA. The land of the free & the brave, & of overnight shipping. (which means 3 days, if you’re lucky 2 days). My alarm went off early this morning, we needed to be on the road to Sydney by 6 am in order to be at the UPS depot by 7 am. Paul reached for his iphone so he could check the status on the tracking number. Our package was sitting in New Brunswick over 200 miles away. Disappointment sets in…What to do now with our time? One of the locals...

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Jun 24, 2019 - So Thankful

Chronicles 28:20 “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you”. I am so THANKFUL for knowing that! Our plans were to go down this morning to the near by fuel station & refuel the bus & car, then hook up the tow there & be on our way. Our next stop on our trip is Woodhaven RV Park at Halifax, NS. 212 miles about 5 hours driving time. Well…that was the plan. But sometimes our plans are not what the Lord has planned for us. We were ready to go this morning well before 8:00 am....

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Jun 24, 2019 - Cabot Trail

Sunday was a much nicer day than Saturday. Temps were still cool & cloudy, but at least it wasn’t raining. So we packed peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to go on the Cabot Trail into the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. We stopped at the information center at the entrance of the park & it was suggested we take the coastal route. Sounded good to us! Off we go on our way up and around the mountain side along the coast, stopping to take in the spectacular scenery that once again God has painted for our enjoyment. The mountain road was...

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Jun 22, 2019 - Feels like winter's coming

Temps. 51this morning with the high of 56. As I walked Rupert down towards the lake with the wind blowing in my face, I thought to myself “This feels like the beginning of winter back in Ohio.” It was misty most of the day but did stop raining for a few hours this morning so Paul was able to tinker around on the roof of the bus. He went to the hardware store for a few supplies. Since it’s been raining a lot yesterday & on through the night & most of today, Paul caulked a spot or two that he thought needed to be done. While Paul did his...

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Jun 21, 2019 - Nova Scotia

1st day of summer is a drizzle day as we roll out of Marco Polo Campground at 8:06 am. Temp. is 60. Not bad but not the dry day we all were hoping for. None of us like driving our rigs in the rain but at least it’s just a drizzle. I didn’t post anything last night (June 20th) as I didn’t really have time to. So I will do so now. Paul & I drove to the Anne of Green Gables Museum which was about 25 miles away from camp. This museum was the home of Lucy’s Aunt & Uncle Campbell (Silver Bush as it was mentioned in her book). Lucy spent much...

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Jun 14, 2019 - Murphy's Cove to Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, NS

Friday, June 14 We left around 8:15 and headed out in the fog and light rain, towards Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail.  Visibility was surprisingly good. We had fog and/or rain most of the day, but it didn't slow us down. When it started to clear, it became windy, and the RV doesn't do well in the wind, so we welcomed the rainy weather for a change.  The ride through the many coves and small communities was pretty. There were very few services such as gas, groceries, or restaurants, but there was a big playground in the middle of nowhere…...

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Aug 14, 2018 - Baddeck

August 13 headed out to Cape Breton at the top of Nova Scotia. It is a nice 280 mile drive to get there. We arrived and checked into the Baddeck Cabot Trail Campground around 3:30. Set up camp and made plans for the next day. August 14, Tuesday Toured the Alexander Graham Bell center in Baddeck. Besides inventing the telephone, he was responsible for Canada's first flight, invented a hydrofoil boat for the navy, and did research for the deaf. We ate a big lunch at Lynwood Restaurant and looked through some shops and then strolled down to...

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Jul 31, 2018 - The Cabot Trail

Today we woke to a beautiful morning. Breakfast was at 7:00 and we ate with Annie, Joanne & Dick, and Kim. We were on the coach at 8:00 for our long day on the Cabot Trail. To those not familiar, the Cabot Trail takes you completely around Cape Breton Island, usually along the coastline. As the satirical song says, in Canada what you see is "trees and rocks, and rocks and trees, and trees and rocks, and water." Now, once again, I had traveled the Cabot trail back in 1966, but for Jean this was a brand new experience. We had a local guide on...

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