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Aug 30, 2017 - we're baaaaaack!!!!

First of all we would like to send out a HUGE congratulations to Erin, Ryan, Dallyn and Kate for meeting the challenges of the Ride to Conquer Cancer and kicking butt!!! They all did amazingly well both in the ride and in raising funds to tackle this horrid illness. Thanks to all of you who donated and thanks to them for allowing me to join them in this endeavour and witness their character, grit and determination first hand. You are all wonderful, impressive and inspirational individuals and we are proud of you all, beyond words!!! Donna...

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Aug 16, 2017 - a great day to mark a special occasion

Today marks our anniversary and what could be more romantic then taking your bride to play pickleball? There had been a few drops of rain overnight so no one was at the outdoor courts but we found some folks playing at the community centre gym. Donna happily whacked the ball around and did okay especially since she has not picked up a paddle in over three months. As with everywhere folks are very welcoming and seem happy to include us in their play. After cleaning up we stopped at a library for their wifi. This morning we decided to put...

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Aug 15, 2017 - the bike ride to nowhere

Wayne was up early to check out pickleball in Dartmouth and found a very nice set of courts recently refinished with brand new permanent nets and a group of friendly, talented players. They play every morning so Wayne enjoyed a couple of hours of great fun. His win loss record is similar to the Vancouver Canucks but, thankfully, his partners don’t seem to mind too much. Donna was eager to test her rib situation out so after lunch we returned for a practice session that soon has us both dripping. After that we headed off on a bike ride that...

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Aug 14, 2017 - the city life for us

Sunny skies this morning! The weather has been absolutely sensational on this trip. It was cold and windy during the early days but that made for less mosquitoes, great hiking temperatures and some fun days. Up to now we have seen little rain and what we have had has been mostly at night. There has been the odd sprinkle but, for sure, we have seen more sunshine than rain, fog or drizzle so consider ourselves very, very lucky. Sheet Harbour is at the end of a long inlet, as are many towns along the coast. They have a lovely boardwalk along...

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Jun 16, 2017 - Fisherman's Cove and Moose at Cows Bay

Well, apart from letting you know how our homegoing will have gone tomorrow, this is our last entry for this trip. We had breakfast in the hotel and set off for Eastern Passage. This si a seaside town virtually part of Dartmouth. It did not take us long to get there and we parked at the front where a board walk leads a circular path round the sheltered beach and the sea. We took the path and walked round, meeting several dogs, all of whom wanted to talk to us. We returned to where the car was parked and walked along the boardwalk to a group...

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Jun 15, 2017 - Last Stop Dartmouth

We had breakfast downstairs again and packed our luggage into the car and set off towards Dartmouth. Initially we took highway 1, the secondary road which was quite scenic. As we progressed, however, it became quite crowded and went through several small, but busy villages and towns. The surface was also quite irregular and it curved frequently. We moved over to the 101 which is the man highway and sped along much faster. We stopped at a small town named Port William and found a rest stop where we had our picnic lunch. We drove around the...

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Aug 30, 2015 - Morgan/Amanda wedding

We have been enjoying our stay here in Dartmouth. It is about a half hour trip to Halifax. There are two bridges that connect Dartmouth to Halifax, however the closest bridge for us would be the Angus MacDonald bridge, but it doesn’t allow commercial vehicles. The McRae bridge is further away, but our only option. We spent the day in Halifax yesterday. The wedding was at 1:30 at Saint Mary's Cathedral Basilica, a beautiful old church. We had lunch with Amanda on our walk to the church. After the ceremony we went back to the hotel where...

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Aug 27, 2015 - Shubie Campground, Dartmouth, NS

Shubie Campground, Dartmouth, NS This morning we drove south east on Hwy 2 to Truro, and then south on Hwy 102 to Dartmouth. We stayed at this park last year on our Newfoundland trip with Norm and Ria, when we stopped in to visit Morgan and Amanda. It is a convenient commute into Halifax from this park. It has been raining most of the day, so we have spent the day relaxing and recuperating from our drive east. Hopefully Pete and Amanda will arrive safely later this evening. We went shopping and stocked up on groceries and beer. We have been...

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Aug 14, 2015 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Yesterday, August 13 we got the latest start since we started the trip back in June. There was a very good reason for the late start and it involved a famous Nova Scotia sailing ship that was making an entrance into Pictou Harbor at 1000 hours Wednesday morning. The ship is scheduled to stay in the harbor for two days and they are offering free tours of the ship. We simply didn’t have the time to stay and tour the ship but we were able to stand at the edge of the campground and watch the ship sail past the campground as it made its way into...

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Sep 10, 2012 - Day 57 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Rained all night, at times quite heavy and windy. No plans for today except housekeeping and laundry to get ready for Mel and Wendy to join us in Baddeck on Wednesday. Got all our chores done, still raining, and went out for Chinese food for supper. Now watching James Bond Quantum for Solace and getting journal caught up. Still raining and wind is picking up again.

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Sep 9, 2012 - Day 56 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A quiet day waiting for Tropical Storm Leslie to arrive. We decided to check out the shopping center we could see from the park surrounding the campsite. The back of some of the stores were across the highway from the park. We checked it out but took 6 km by car to get there, from freeway to freeway to freeway. It was called Dartmouth Crossing and is much like South Edmonton Common, lots of stores but need a car to get around to all of them.

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Sep 8, 2012 - Day 55 - Dartmouth area

No rain this morning so we decided to check the south shore area as the local news is talking about high surf from the approaching storm. We drive down to Lawrencetown Beach (yes Lawrencetown is where the Pick's live in the Annapolis Valley, many duplicate names around). On one beach we found a half dozen kite surfers waiting out the light winds til they picked up again, apparently the morning wind was great. Further down the shore there were surfers tackling the high than normal surf and crowds of people out to watch. We saw surfers,...

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