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Sep 10, 2006 - The Maritime Provinces Atlantic Style

Copyright 2006 David Rich 1200 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com $1 Canadian= US $.90 The Maritime Provinces' Atlantic Style The French and English (liberally construed to include the Scots and Irish) have gone head to head for centuries, competing for domination of Canada's Maritime Provinces. This rich French and English heritage has evolved from wars of mass destruction into a competition to acquire the biggest and most impressive riding lawnmowers. Maritimers need the biggest choppers made in order to clip the huge multi-acre lawns around...

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Sep 7, 2006 - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

August 24 - We were pulling out of camp by 7:15 for the drive to the Wood Island Ferry Terminal, which is about a 60 minute drive. The ferry schedules crossings about every hour and a half, with the first one at 8:00, so we wanted to catch the 9:30 ship. We lead the way and arrived about 8:20 and paid the $93 toll for the ferry. That's what I said: $93 for the motor home and towed vehicle. But, it was going to cost us over $70 for the toll to cross the Federation Bridge back to the mainland. They don't charge you to come on to Prince Edward...

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Turney Travels 2007

Aug 19, 2006 - Skyline Trail on the Cabot Trail

Continued on the Cabot Trail north to the western side. It was hilly, several mountains that went from sea level to 450 meters high. The road was very curvey with one of the steepest downhills that I have ever driven, a definite first gear hill. But the road was wide enough to not feel too scary. Got to Corney Brook campground, a dry camping area 100 feet from a nice beach, early enough to drive back and hike Skyline Trail. It is a 2.5 mile hike (walk actually) out to the end of a ridge where you can see the ocean and coastline for miles....

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Jul 24, 2006 - Cheticamp, Cap Breton, Nova Scotia

There are French-speaking Acadian communities scattered all over the maritime provinces. [New Brunswick is in fact a bilingual province, where one third of the population is French-speaking, some of whom are descendants of Acadians]. Who are the Acadians? Well, the Acadians originally settled parts of Nova Scotia. They hailed from various regions of France and were the absolute first French settlers in Canada. The lands they settled were dubbed Acadia, some say the name was to evoke the Greek paradise of Arcadia, others say it is a...

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Aug 6, 2005 - Cabot Trail Day 2

August 6, 2005 (Saturday) Before heading off for another day of trail hikes, we had a marvelous breakfast including homemade cinnamon rolls, granola with yogurt, French toast, and bacon (see photos). After saying good-bye to our wonderful hosts, Marie and "JP" we were on our way. Our first hike was a short (2k) trail around Freshwater Lake. It was a pleasant way to start the day. A short drive brought us to the Warren Lake Trail, a 5 mile loop around the lake and arriving back at the beach (see photos). This was a great hike except for the...

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Jul 6, 2005 - Trekking solo again

On my own again, Marcia having left early yesterday morning, I plan the day for chores. Rhonda gets serviced. I need to see another medical professional, so I ask about clinics and am directed to the state facility. After taking a number, waiting, giving info, talking to a nurse, waiting again, the nurse calls me aside and says, "It will cost you $300 plus to see a doctor here. Go to this clinic. It will cost $60." I follow her advice. This clinic is upstairs at a supermarket, kind of like Walmart. Wait again, but finally, the doctor gives...

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Lois Hits the Road

Sep 29, 2004 - Cape Breton Island and Ceilidh Trail

We crossed the causeway onto Cape Breton Island. The island is the north-eastern part of Nova Scotia separated from it by the Strait of Canso and linked by a dam, the Canso Causeway. We followed the Ceilidh Trail which offers stunning vistas of rugged coastline , bays and inlets, verdant hills and rolling farmlands as it follows the shore of western Cape Breton for 67 miles from the Canso Causeway to the Cabolt Trail. This area has a large number of French and Scottish immigrants who settled here between the 1780’s and 1820’s.

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