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Aug 12, 2017 - rockets, pubs and parades

Mosquitoes and non-existent wifi prompted a move down the trail to an RV park Wayne had spotted on a recon run of Canso yesterday. As we approached Canso the pretty harbour views from yesterday were now obscured as fog drifted in and out. Canso itself has some beautiful old homes, an arena, pool and a huge brick customs/post office building with a large clock tower. Sadly many of the old homes are in disrepair as fishing, the lifeblood of this area from the early 1600’s, has dwindled to almost nothing. There is hope though as a company has...

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Aug 11, 2017 - back in Nova Scotia

Up and in line for the 9:30am ferry! Howz that for all you folks that don’t think I can rise and shine! Well a 9:30am start IS rising and shining……….to me! While waiting to see if we would make the ferry, sans reservation, two different fellows wandered over for a chat, one from Nanaimo and the other from Saanich. The Nanaimo guy is married to a PEI’er and they spend every summer on the island – talk about a long distance cabin location! The ticket agent had said “I can’t guarantee you will make the ferry!” – the same line the lady at the...

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Aug 16, 2008 - Saturday, Canso, NS (165 miles)

Today we left N. Sydney, and drove on the east side of the Bras ‘d Or Lake, leaving Cape Breton Island of Nova Scotia. We crossed back over the causeway bridge and drove on the Marine Coastal Drive to Canso, the most easterly point of the mainland of N.S. The campground was right on the water, with a boat race going on in the bay. Unfortunately the weather was drizzling.

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Jul 31, 2008 - S.N.A.F.U.

A slow start to our trip up the Eastern Shore - Thursday, July 31 We got Athena off to Halifax Airport on Tuesday, and then spent the rest of the day and yesterday doing chores and getting this journal caught up. Today we had planned to spend some time in Halifax, but we have changed our minds and decided to move north. Halifax is an old and venerable city, with a colorful and sometimes tragic history. It has close ties to the United States and we don’t want to miss it, but even with two months left in Canada, there is just too much to do....

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Trip Journal

2008 Keys 2 Canada

Jul 4, 2006 - Halifax to Canso Bay, NS

Drove the southern coast road - Hwy 7. A pretty drive, but a bouncy road. Stopped at Tor Bay, a sandy beach which is rare in Nova Scotia. This was also where the second underwater cable was laid from England. Canada wanted a cable of their own so as not to be dependent on the first one that had been laid to Newfoundland (which was not a part of Canada at that time). Stayed at Canso RV park. We were right on the harbor, no other RV was there.

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Aug 19, 2005 - A grandson embarks...we depart the lakes

On 19 August, Bill drove to Halifax and picked up Alex at the airport. On our return, we gathered Mary in for a farewell dinner at the marina in Dundee and the official crew turnover. She spent another night at the B & B before departing in the truck for Virginia. Alex seems a foot taller than the last time we saw him just a few months ago. We surprised him with a hammock on the stern to lie in while doing his summer reading. The last two days on the lakes were spent introducing Alex to this special cruising ground. We anchored in the...

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Aug 4, 2005 - Cape Breton and the Bras d'Or Lakes

Our departure from Charlottetown occurred early on 4 August on an overcast morning. We headed across Northumberland Straits toward Nova Scotia. Our choice for anchorage was driven by the building afternoon winds and seas and we found a quiet cove behind Merigomish Island, just east of Picteau, to anchor for the night. Up early on Friday we wanted to get around Cape George while the calm morning lasted. No problem this day as the sun shown, seas dropped and wind hushed for a delightful run thru the Canso Causeway...very similar to the...

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