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Sep 18, 2006 - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Sept. 18/06 Today we did a day trip to Lunenburg, on the way we stopped at Mahone Bay. We took pictures of St. James Anglican Church, the harbour, houses, East River Park viewpoint and wharf. Mahone Bay is a quaint little town that we think we could enjoy living in. Outside Lunenburg Gary spotted a cabin in the middle of the water on a mound of land by Blue Rocks. It was high and dry!! In Lunenburg we went to the Fisherman's Museum, there are 3 floors with an aquarium, Bluenose memorabilia, a memorial room, fishery gallery, rum running...

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Sep 4, 2006 - Lunenburg

Lunenburg, home of the Bluenose. Unfortunately, we missed the Bluenose II in harbour, but the history and scenery in this town was awe inspiring. The streets follow the original layout from the mid 1700's with many of the homes from this period still very well preserved. The fisheries museum provided an excellent background on the development of the fisheries in the Maritimes. The recently erected monument to men lost at sea was equally impressive and sobering to see the great loss of life over the years at what was obviously a very...

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Aug 31, 2006 - Halifax to Lunenburg

Pulled out the units and drove to Peggy's Cove and did the walkabout for a couple of hours. Nice stop and nice drive into here. We then headed up to Lunenburg where we parked the units at the Lunenburg Board of Trade Campground. Handy spot within walking distance of Lunenburg shops and waterfront.

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Trip Journal


Aug 15, 2006 - Lunenberg, NS

From Keji, we drove to Liverpool (yep, you guessed it - on the river Mersey) on the east coast then headed north to the historic fishing town of Lunenberg (basically every town on the coast is fishing based, and the pretty ones with old buildings are called historic!). Given that it was still teeming with rain we did the museum thing and went to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, housed in an old fish-processing plant down by the quayside. An excellent museum that features an aquarium, displays on fishing & boat-building techniques and a...

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Aug 4, 2006 - Lunenburg Harbor, NS

On Wednesday (8/2), we left Annapolis Royal and traveled to Bridgewater, NS. This was the hottest day of our trip and when we got to the Oakville RV Park we were told not to use our electric connections for the refrigerator or hot water heater. Even with everything turned off we were blowing the circuit breakers. Frank restarted a 200 amp main and then a short while later had to restart the 100 amp breaker that was for our area. It turns out that the 100 amp breaker was attempting to service 6-10 RV's with 30 amp service each. They shut all...

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Jul 29, 2006 - Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg, NS

July 29, 2006 Annapolis Royal, NS to Lunenburg, NS - 84 miles Overnight we had one of the good rains - 2 to 5 am. With a relatively short drive, and later start today, many took the opportunity to visit the Annapolis Royal Farmers Market before leaving. It started at 8 am so we were all there early to watch them set up. Unlike Farmers Markets in Florida, which start at 8 but are busy selling at 7 am, the AR vendors arrive between 8 and whenever. By 9 about 80% of the booths had been filled. Once underway, it's a busy market with a wide...

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Jul 23, 2006 - Chester and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Thankfully the tropical storm that had washed over Halifax was finished by the next day. We hit the road to tour the Atlantic coast south of Halifax. It was very scenic indeed: lots of rocky, heather-covered landscape, plenty of inlets and coastal fishing towns. We stopped at Peggy's Cove, for instance, which was very colourful and pictoresque. Later we fell in love with Chester, a very upmarket town, full of dream homes, yachting marinas, antique shops and cafes with home baking. Apparently, a lot of very wealthy Canadians and Americans...

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Jul 21, 2006 - Lunenburg, NS - Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Our destination today will take us on a drive of about 100 miles southeast across the island to Lunenburg. The town was founded in 1753 and is a World Heritage Site. Lunenburg is one of the greatest fishing ports on the continent and was home to the Bluenose, the undefeated champion of the North Atlantic Fishing Fleet and the winner of four international schooner races from 1921 to 1931. This is the image on the Canadian dime. Several lovely churches and a monument are among the historic buildings in the area. It began raining very heavy...

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Jul 8, 2006 - Day 6 Lunenburg

Day 6 - Lunenburg, NS: Texas Pete drove down to Kelly's Bakery, Alma, NB at 7:00 am to get us all warm sticky buns for breakfast before we headed out to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. YUMMY Today we discovered that porcupine is the road kill of choice here in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. They were everywhere. It was a beautiful sunny 80-degree day when we got to Lunenburg! We have had wonderful weather the whole trip so far. We went out on a lobster boat today for 2 hrs and learned all about lobstering. We saw lots of seals out on a reef. And,...

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Aug 28, 2005 - Lunenburg....farewell to Alex

On Sunday, after taking on 200 gallons of that rare and expensive Canadian diesel fuel, we enjoyed a beautiful day cruising to the picturesque town of Lunenberg. The papers that morning carried the story that the provincial government had just bought the town waterfront. This had come about after a steady decline in the fishing industry and the recent sell-off of the trawler fleet to an outside company. But their future is in tourism, with the schooner "Bluenose II" underway each day, brightly painted restorations arrayed against the...

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Aug 28, 2004 - Lunenburg

We spent several days exploring the historic town of Lunenburg Settled in 1753 by German, Swiss and Montbeliardian Protestants under British patronage, German was spoken in the community well into the 1800s. The early settlers were primarily farmers, but they quickly turned to the sea for their livelihood, building a world-class fishing and shipbuilding industry. At the turn of the century Lunenburg’s schooner fleet sailed the Grand Banks, competing with the fleets of New England to bring home the abundance of cod. Old Town Lunenburg is an...

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Aug 25, 2004 - Lighthouse Route

The Lighthouse route goes from Yarmouth on the west coast along the south coast of Nova Scotia to Halifax. The beauty of the south shore is the numerous inlets and rugged wave carved headlands and of course lighthouses, over twenty of them, from Yarmouth’s towering Cape Forchu light to the dramatic beautyof the famous lighthouse at Peggy Cove

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