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Aug 22, 2019 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Had the truck serviced at Steel Chevrolet in Dartmouth. While we were waiting we walked to the mall across the street and checked out Atlantic Fabrics and Crafts (similar store to Fabricland but more) and Giant Tiger. Walked back to the dealership and had lunch at the cafeteria at the dealership. By the time we finished lunch the truck was ready. After lunch we drove back towards the south coast of Nova Scotia. Drove through pretty little communities like Chester and Mahone Bay, as far as Lunenburg. Had supper on the waterfront in...

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Jun 30, 2019 - Foggy Rainy Morning

It stopped raining long enough to hold our driver’s meeting at 9:00 am today. Everyone voted for a morning meeting verses evening. Temp was 50 but very damp & foggy. Paul & I attended church today at St. John’s Anglican Church in Lunenburg, NS. The original church was built in 1754 the second oldest Protestant Church in Canada. The church had burned to the ground in 2001 & was extensively restored costing 6 million dollars. It was beyond beautiful being of a gothic architectural style. I normally don’t like the gothic style, but with it’s...

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Jun 28, 2019 - Sitting Still

Waking up to a very cool wet morning, high 40’s low 50’s. Paul & I walked down to the activity building for an enjoyable breakfast served up by our wagon masters & tail gunners this morning, pancakes & sausage. We all brought our own place settings & own coffee drinks. The original plan was that our wagon masters would pull out of camp at 10:30, the rigs could start pulling out 15 to 20 minutes later. This allows the wagon masters to get to our next destination before us & be ready with how to direct each of us in the campground & into our...

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Jul 1, 2018 - Walking Tour of Lunenburg, NS

July 1 – Walking Tour of Lunenburg, NS We enjoyed a 2-hour walk around the town with a guide who was an 8th generation Lunenburg resident. In 1753, the British founded Lunenburg as their first colonial outpost in Nova Scotia beyond Halifax. The first settlers arrived in June 1753. The British needed folks to move to Nova Scotia work the land and establish settlements. So, they invited about 2,300 Germans to emigrate to Nova Scotia between 1750 and 1753. 1,300 were settled in Lunenburg. They were invited for political reasons by the British...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Blue Rocks and The Ovens

Another day off to sightsee took the four of us to the “Blue Rocks” area east of Lunenburg where we saw the rugged coastline and small rocky inlets and bays surrounded by the beautiful rustic homes of local residents. We also visited an area called “The Ovens”, south of Lunenburg where we walked a Cliffside trail that led down to the famous Sea Caves which the area is named for. A minor gold rush occurred here in 1801 when gold was discovered in the caves and beaches.

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Jun 27, 2018 - Lunenburg

96 miles to Lunenburg NS, located on the Nova Scotia South Shore about 75 miles south west of Halifax, on the Atlantic Ocean. Lunenburg is the home of the “Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic”, part of the “Nova Scotia Museums”. This was our major stop of the area. The Museum commemorates and displays many, many artifacts of the fishing heritage of the US and Canadian fishing industry. Here we learned how fishermen earned their livelihood on the harsh North Atlantic vessels of all fishing industries from the early 1800’s to present day. Items...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

As some of you may remember, the last time we were in Nova Scotia our tour guide suddenly died of cancer about a month before our trip. Another tour guide, Greg, jumped in to help. He is a real laid back guy, originally from New Zealand. His company is called Kiwi Kabdoodle. He has a real knack for finding places that we will like, so we hired him again for this trip. He thought that we would like to see where he lives. The only problem was that I was concerned about the hour long drive each way. We agreed to having us back to the ship by 3...

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Sep 16, 2017 - Halifax to Lunenburg

Getting through Halifax was very interesting. I’m glad the GPS knew where we were going because I certainly didn’t. We seemed to loop around from one highway to another & I completely lost the little sense of direction I’ve got but we finally ended up on the other side of Halifax, pointing towards Peggy’s Cove. This picturesque lighthouse, about 40 km from Halifax, is supposed to be the most visited site in Nova Scotia & one of the most photographed spots anywhere. However, when I left Halifax it was bright sunshine but as soon as I headed...

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Canada 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - so much to talk about!

Our day flew by. Visiting with Patti was a blast from the past as we recalled old memories like they were yesterday’s events. It was wonderful to catch up with her and find out how she and her family had been doing since we last spoke with her. Before we knew it the clock was chiming 3pm and we reluctantly parted company, vowing to “do this again soon”. Heading back through Mahone Bay we stopped for photos in this charming, picturesque village. The whole town is made up of heritage buildings that are homes, businesses and services. They...

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Aug 9, 2017 - Day 2

We picked up our friends from Fort Saskatchewan this morning and headed for Lunenburg, about an hour away. Lunenburg is so pretty with its colours, open waterfront and colourful businesses. The Bluenose II apparently just got in about 8 o'clock this morning. Unfortunately it was closed for tours due to maintenance and cleaning for the upcoming visit by the "tall ships". We wandered around the harbour front, looking in the shops and being dazzled by all the colours. We had lunch at the "Salt Shaker Deli" which was featured on the TV show...

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2017 Maritime Trip

Aug 2, 2017 - Lunenburg, NS.

We drove down to Lunenburg, NS. Which is a beautiful bay with a very colorful fishing village, now a tourist town. It was also the stage for Tom Sellecks, Jesse Stone movies. They have a lot of restaurants, so we had lunch. Larry had the seafood platter of course and Diana ordered a flatbread with seafood, basically seafood pizza. Both were very good. On the way there we drove some back roads that were shorter, but slower. in doing that we went through another place called Mahone Bay, which was an even prettier than Lunenburg, with old...

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Jul 20, 2017 - Kejimkujik National Park and a musical

This morning, I went to the health center to have lab work done as ordered by my doctor for every 6 months. I took Linda out for breakfast afterward because she drove me there and paid the $3 parking fee. We ate at a little local cafe and I had eggs benedict! The police chief had entered while we were there and on his way out, he exclaimed that he had only a couple of weeks left - he's retiring at the end of the month! With a note of congratulations, he chatted with us for a few minutes about his career - it was great! Others in the group...

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