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Aug 1, 2013 - North Atlantic Ocean to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

We left Bar Harbour in Maine about 11am heading out into the North Atlantic Ocean to Nova Scotia through fog and a sea of lobster pots which had to be avoided. We did end up being caught on two different ones but luckily after putting the engine in neutral they freed themselves. Much to our relief. The fog cleared and no more lobster pots! A bright starry night and not quite so cold, so I was happy. The water temperature went down to 9c during my night watch but settled at 11C. I don't think I will be doing much swimming in Nova...

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Jul 4, 2013 - Happy 4th of July everyone

At noon today, the wagon master and tail gunner treated us to a typical 4th of July lunch. We hot dogs, salads, chips, soda and cake. We're not going to talk about our waistlines. At 2 PM, we had a tour of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. It was once a waterfront fish processing plant, but now serves as a museum to celebrate the rich fishing heritage of the .Atlantic Coast of Canada. There were 3 floors of exhibits and with the help of a tour guide we learned a great deal. By the time we returned to our motorhome, we were exhausted....

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Jul 3, 2013 - Lunenburg, NS

IT STOPPED RAINING!! But what a muddy mess the campgrounds are in. We spun the back tires getting out of the campground and spun tires getting into the new campground. One of the coaches sank so badly at the Lunenburg campground, a truck had to pull him out. Once organized, we took a ride to see what we could find. The town is a quaint fishing village with lots of shops, restaurants and museums. Russell drove through the town, along the coast and down dead end roads. It was beautiful and the sun was now shining. What a glorious sight it was.

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Jul 2, 2013 - Lunenburg Fisherman's Museum

Today we car pooled to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia traveling through the quaint little towns of Chester and Mahone Bay. These two little towns and Lunenburg had unique shops, beautiful painted murals on the side of buildings, and outstanding architectural homes. Chester is a 250 year old seaside village on Mahone Bay. The village of Mahone Bay is a 260 year old seaside village known for the three churches that are next to each other facing the water. Lunenburg is the Ship Building City of Nova Scotia and also a World Heritage Site. It was there...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Day 26, Sept. 7, 2012, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia A beautiful Indian Summer morning, but clouds accompanied with a chill rolled in late afternoon. Walked into the town. Waterfront filled with history. Several tall ships docked along the wharf. Many houses are in vivid, strong colors. The geography is much like Duluth; streets that head up at a steep grade from the waterfront. We got our maximum daily requirement of exercise. Some evidence of a fishing industry that continues to thrive. When in New Brunswick (Fundy, Day 11), fishing boats were...

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Atlantic Canada

Aug 10, 2012 - Personal Maintenance & Disappointment At Bluenose

Jim and I were up today to find some place to get a hair cut. Found a salon that took walk ins down the road. So got ourselves "beautiful" again. On the way back to the RV there was a road side stand with produce. Got some corn on the cob, yellow plums and raspberries. Again I can't say enough how wonderful the fresh berries have been. We should be oozing with antioxidants! Caught up on a couple loads of laundry then decided to head to Lunenburg to tour Blue Nose II. It's a replica of the original ship. We'd been reading about the ship all...

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Aug 4, 2012 - A day in Lunenburg

We decided to stay an additional day as we still had not seen Lunenburg and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. I got up and started the laundry at 7:30 so I could get it done before it got too warm. Before I was done the office help told me I could have a site just across from the one we currently occupied. Hooray!! Couldn’t stay in ours as someone was moving into it that day. Took all the clean laundry back to the trailer and we took off for Lunenburg. It was a two hour drive but we did not mind as today the sun was shining. Stopped in...

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Jul 12, 2012 - Lunenburg

Today dawned with the shore cloaked in a heavy sea fog. Strolling around the grounds of the inn where I had spent the night, I noticed a delicate, green growth draped from the bare limbs of the pine and silver birch trees. It reminded me of the Spanish moss that grows in Florida, but this was more delicate ~ like pale green lace gently waving in the sea breeze. After a hearty breakfast in the adjacent restaurant, I hit the road again and continued my drive up the shore road that skirts St. Margaret’s Bay. Leaving Indian Harbour I passed...

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Jul 10, 2012 - Ovens Natural Park

We started the day with a hike through The Ovens Natural Park which is part of the campground where we stayed. The Ovens was the site of a gold rush in 1861 when gold was discovered in caves along the coast. As a result of the mining, several “caves” were formed into the rock formations and now they offer a cliffside trail for visitors. It’s quite a spectacular sight. After the hike, we traveled the Lighthouse Trail from Lunenburg to Liverpool (Nova Scotia). It was a beautiful drive, but the roads were really bad so we left the Trail at...

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Barb's Retirement

Aug 18, 2011 - Lunenburg, NS

Lunenberg has to be our favorite so far. It's colorful village nestled on steep hills is really a site to see. It was first settled in 1753 by German, French and Swiss colonists. The town was laid out in the "model town" grid like Savannagh, GA and consisted of seven north/south streets and nine east/west streets. Consequently, some of the village's streets go straight uphill. The grade is probably 20% or greater. Wonder what they do in the winter to get up/down these streets?! More than half the buildings in the compact downtown area date...

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Aug 16, 2011 - Day 36 Lunenburg & Peggy's Cove

Today’s sightseeing involved two places at the end of different peninsulas. So we drove about an hour to get to Lunenburg ; then returned up the same route to the second peninsula which led us to Peggy’s Cove. On the way to Lunenburg we went through Mahone Bay which had a beautiful view of three church steeples. If you put the town into Google, you’ll see the churches. When we got close enough to read the names, I found that the middle church is St. Johns ELCA. Not only an ELCA church but the same name as Tracey and Amy’s church in...

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Jun 30, 2011 - Mill, walk and Bluenose II

We started our day by visiting the Barrington Woolen Mill Museum in Bridgewater. Although small the mill was a business back in the late 1800s when fishermen needed warm, durable wool clothing. The mill was powered by a water turbine on a local stream. Mr Barrington the owner of the mill operated the mill slightly differently to other mills in the area in that the wool brought in by individual farmers was clearly marked and kept separate through all the processes. This resulted in what the farmer got back in the end was all he brought in...

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