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Sep 6, 2019 - Peggys Cove, Halls Harbor, Truro Tidal Bore

Well we made it back by ferry to Nova Scotia, drove for about 5 hours to the South Shore, and settled in for a couple of days. Our first stop was Peggy's Cove. This is said to be the most photographed spot in Canada and I can see why. It remains an active small fishing harbor but attracts tons of tourists and it is a beautiful site. Next we traveled over to Halls Harbor. I anticipated it being a town, but to my surprise, it is a small harbor that has about 6 commercial fishing boats and a few recreational boats. There are two tourists shops...

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Jul 3, 2019 - Tidal Bore

We left this morning at 7:30am before our wagon master & drove to the nearby church to meet up with Dick & Judi where they stopped to hook up their tow. Our plan was to follow them to watch the tidal bore before settling in at Elm River campground in Masstown, NS. The tidal bore was located at Maitland, NS on our way to camp. The Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore is the world’s highest tides. Paul & Dick were excited to see the tide come in & out. The river is flowing one way & the tide comes in the opposite way pushing the river back causing whirl...

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Rupert's Travels

Jun 23, 2018 - Travel to Elm River

23 June Our travel then took us farther east and then south moving from New Brunswick, a bilingual province, into Nova Scotia which is English speaking, although many citizens also speak French. We stayed at Elm River near a very good rural market where we purchased a small 5” lobster pie and a 9” seafood pie, both of which were/are excellent for supper. We also had the most hugest single scoop ice cream cone ever, for just $2.00 Canadian, YUM. This stop is near Truro, NS., where another small river, the Salmon River, displays a Bore Tide...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Road trip to Annapolis Valley

Happy October! We spent the last day of September in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. It was a cold 8 degrees when we left the campground with picnic lunch in hand. Off we went to Grand Pre National Historic Site to learn about the Acadians. There is still so much of our history we have not discovered. After a half hour movie we walked the grounds that the Acadians called their home in the 1600's and then were 'deported'. The Memorial Church was built in 1922 and the stained glass was inserted in 1985. For you history buffs, it is a...

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65 is good!

Sep 29, 2017 - Back on the Mainland

Today we need to do some house keeping with this blog. It would seem we left out a few items we found interesting while on Newfoundland, so to tidy this up, here we go. Going back to the issue of potholes. The Newfoundland highways are peppered with small holes in the road where the most recent layer of asphalt has popped out. They're not deep, only an inch or so but they do come out of nowhere. It happens mostly on the bridges, but you can find this anywhere along the road. And we did hear many warnings from others who had just made the...

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Sep 23, 2017 - Grand Pre to Truro

I spent most of the day watching the Bay of Fundy do its thing & to be totally honest I found it all a bit disappointing. I had to travel over 20 km on a very rough Nova Scotia secondary road to get to the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre where there are big signs about tidal bore viewing but when I got there, the bloke told me they don’t actually have a tidal bore here. There are sandbars across the river above & below the viewing area & they mess up the bore so all you get is a fast tide coming in. The water came up very fast – about 10 ft...

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Canada 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - Detour

Hello everyone, You are probably wondering where we are and what is happening! Well the fifth wheel is in storage at Truro, the truck is at the park n fly at Halifax, and we are in Calgary. Yes, we are here for Bill's service so stay tuned for further updates. 𯘀

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65 is good!

Sep 12, 2017 - trucking round Truro

A lovely day today for walking the Truro downtown and we enjoyed snooping around finding such treasures as a beautiful building with a large circular plaza wow. It turns out this building is their striking new library housed in a restored college building from the 1800’s. The huge plaza is home to a very popular outdoor ice skating area they flood for the winter and has many benches and seats to encourage folks to sit in the summer. We spend a little time browsing the little stores along their business corridor with its outdoor patio’s and...

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Aug 22, 2017 - Last stop in Nova Scotia

When I pulled in the living room slide this morning, I discovered that the rear bracket holding the topper on broke off and the topper was caught on top of the slide and caused it to get caught while the slide was rolling in. I had to bring the slide back out and then go get Ted to help. There was no way to bring that part of the topper back out and connect it to the slide, so he drilled out the screws from the front side and I had to cut the topper at the top of the motor home so we could throw it away and I could travel on. Ted will caulk...

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Aug 21, 2017 - Tidal Bore and more.....

Our last full day here in the Truro area and a great one it was! We started our day with the sun shining, no wind, no rain and drinking our coffee in 20+ degrees by 10:30 AM. Dan and Deb picked us up and off we went to the Tidal Bore viewing area. The Bay of Fundy's Minas Basin has the highest tides in the world. The height of the Tidal Bore increases depending on the phase of the moon so today was a good tide. You can go rafting on the tide but we all decided we did not like the idea of getting muddy. Also, most of you know I am not a...

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65 is good!

Aug 20, 2017 - Weekend

What extreme weather we had this weekend. Yesterday it rained all day but we went out and about anyway. Our campground is only a few kilometres from Truro so it was an easy drive to the Farmer's Market and it was indoors for the most part. There were the usual booths of fresh vegetables, crafts, and other miscellaneous offerings. I was surprised at the number of wineries and distilleries that had booths and even better samples! Later in the day we went to a barbeque at one of Deb's brothers..she has seven brothers and sisters and they all...

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Aug 19, 2017 - Day 2

We drove up into Truro to the Tidal Bore viewing area on the Salmon River. Today's tidal bore was scheduled for 10:40 am. Quite a few tourists were on hand to the view the site. Back to the park for lunch, then the rain moved in. Oh well, we're due for a nice quiet day.

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2017 Maritime Trip

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