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Jul 19, 2016 - Syrups - Beers & Scents

Pictou township - pronounce Pick-toe Small town with under 5000 people, which should be a great tourist haven, located in Northumberland County. All of the docks, wharf's, walkways around downtown area are great for walking. Great history here with the arrival of the Scottish settlers as far back as 1775, when the famous ship the "Hector" arrived' Originally a cargo ship, retrofitted for passengers. The limestone ballast was later used for brick buildings, and the ship would take back logs and lumber for ships ballast for building ships We...

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May 21, 2016 - Caraquet to Seafoam

We found spring! 25C sunshine, very busy campground and a beach! We set off this morning bidding farewell to our travelling companions. From here our paths head in different directions, eye to PEI and eventually Halifax to visit family, is to Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail. Something we've wanted to see and drive for a long time. We drove our customary 3 hours, which turned into 7, first campground we had planned on staying at, was busy and they had an added bonus.....someone ran into the transformer this morning, no power, which means no...

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Sep 17, 2015 - Bohemian rhapsody

Up and gone from campground by 9 this morning. Wanted to get to Hopewell rocks before it got too busy....no luck. The parking lot had many cars, RVs and even a tour bus already. Yesterday we saw the rocks when the tide was in, today it would be out so we could go right down and walk on the "sea floor". Len really enjoyed it, I felt duped by a tourist trap. Maybe at one time it was quite the thing to see, but for me today...I felt like I did in Ireland when we got duped into seeing the Liam O'Connor show. So off we went to Moncton, which is...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Tatamagouche, NS

Tatamagouche is a small fishing village. At the visitor's center, we discovered lifesize mannequins of a couple who lived in the 1800s which you'll see a picture of here. They were Anna Haining Swann and Martin Van Buren Bates. Anna was particularly interesting. When born in August 1846, she weighed 18 pounds. At 4, she was 4'6". At 6, she was 5'2". And at 10, she was 6'1". She reached her maximum height of 7'5.5" at 17. She was considered to be quite intelligent excelling in literature and music. Anna met her husband, Martin, will visiting...

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Jul 20, 2011 - Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia (Roberts homestead)

Picked up Thelma at 9:30 a.m. & drove 50 some country miles to Tatamagouche. Thelma grew up in Tatamagouche & she has so many stories about every person & property along the way. We went to the cemetary where many of the Roberts family are resting next to the Union Church which was founded in 1860 by Henry Roberts, together with some of his fellow residence. The church was non-denominational as the founders were Baptist, a Methodist & a Presbyterian. Then we went to the Roberts homestead built about 1860 (no one knows the actual date). The...

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