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Old 07-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #91
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Meat Cove; NS

Took the dirt road to Meat Cove. A perch high upon the cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean. This is one stop we missed during inclement weather riding in our moto/sidecar in 2011.

This time I vowed to set camp here. And we did today..but it is no longer the the secluded, free... high perch. It now has internet(dead slow)..a chowder House, bathrooms, showers, toilets but no power on the side. Costs $30.00 to camp that used to be free. 5 years ago it was mostly frequented by motorcycle adventurers who camped here. Ahem..how times have changed and everyone is longing for the almighty money!!

There is a story by locals: A German couple camped here in their VW Bus..a mighty high wind came about(downdraft) at night time that flew their bus down the cliffs and into the ocean. They miraculously survived and were rescued by the locals, fishermen and all, but their Bus went into the abyss here.

Will reload pictures at a later date..

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Old 07-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #92
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Finally at Meat Cove, NS



















Fish Chowder at Meat Cove sucked...too many potatoes..







Meat Cove some time ago was grant... isolated, serene, quiet...FREE, No Mo'!
No privacy..and now is a money maker....food at the Hut is poor... We are sad to see this piece of parcel go to a commercial enterprise with no order nor discipline of where to camp. After about 3 hours hordes of campers came in and blocked our view without making sure that they don't obstruct. Smoking was also prevalent in this pristine clean environment...I no longer recommend it unless you go there in the dead of winter...

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Old 07-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #93
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Louisbourg....Halifax..Nova Scotia

Last look at Meat Cove..



Before heading toward Sidney, Louisbourg, Halifax in one shot... we stopped at Neil's Harbor..





The great Bras D'Or lake...!!





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Louisbourg....Halifax..Nova Scotia; cont..

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Louisbourg....Halifax..Nova Scotia; cont..



Notice grass on the roof of the huts











need to use the loo?? wonder where the toilet paper was.....








in those days they made 3 different breads...white bread for the upper class; 1/2 white & 1/2 wheat for the middle class and 3/4 wheat & 1/4 rye for the lower class. in this picture are breads for the lower class. Little did they know then that was the healthy bread!!!



typical layout inside the Fortress (the original buildings were all burned down so the Canadian Government obtained the original building plans from France and re-constructed the entire Fortress as it looked like during its' heyday.




Sharon entertaining with the Vice Govenor....



guess how long I had to be in the confession booth...I ain't telling!!









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Old 07-14-2013, 06:49 PM   #96
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Back into the modern seaport of Louisburg for lunch..

All pooped after a long day at the Fortress..



Great fried clams..



Off we went for 467km to Halifax to eat at a great chowder House before calling it quits for the night.

Three years ago we ate here:



And today for dinner another try...hmmnn...still good!

Fish chowder..



Lobster chowder..



Will make my decision soon as of who had the BEST fish chowder in these Maritime parts...

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Left ...Louisbourg...and simply went to Halifax for the famous fish chowder at Esquire; find lodging; hit StarBucks in the morning and head outa Town. This is a mega city; typical hustle and bustle...not my forte!

Lunenburg, NS

























they indicate every direction from where they perished..







It was a 35 C Day...,,very hot for Lunenburg.



The Dories of Lunenburg..













Ocean going pleasure Trawlers...









The famous BlueNose...



She's in drydocks for rudder repair....





Visitor from Bermuda..Sharon still misses the sailing life we had for 23 years..






Look at the craftsmanship in those days..



Door ringer...



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Lunenburg, cont.



Brought a bottle of 'Ho-ho and a bottle of rum'-42%'er... Wooooo..











Sharon swesrs that this fish chowder is the second best since Twillingate, NFLD..Sorry for the out of focus picture... my ancient camera is slowly dying..



Got herself a Lunnenburg ladies hat..





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Went in for a gas fill:



at..



So it's camping tonight.............







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Old 07-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #99
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Looks like your having a great time. Loving the pictures.
Been quite a few years since I was there. Great to see some of the identical stops.

Ouch with the fuel prices.
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Looks like your having a great time. Loving the pictures.
Been quite a few years since I was there. Great to see some of the identical stops.

Ouch with the fuel prices.
thanks for chiming in... things have changed tho!. Some better, some for worse. During my moto days..Cartwright, Labrador was a must ferry to, now phase III bypasses the Town...and Cartwright is being neglected by tourism... nuthin' there!

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Diggin it to Digby, NS...

Rolled into Yarmouth...not much there since the demise of the Portland/Bar Harbor; USA Ferry. Yarmouth to me is a bit just like Corner Brook, NFLD, nothing there anymore except the hustle and bustle of fast foods, Walmart, gas stations... sad really sad. The loss of the Ferry had a great impact on the Town. Look at Lunenburg, Digby, etc..why can't the Town fathers rejuvenate this well known Harbor of Yarmouth?

Camped outside Town amid hordes of mosquitos... then headed to Digby for the ferry ride to Saint John, NB.

Drove through a large part of Acadian French section of the lower NS coast..











Of course this area is influenced by the Bay of Fundy tides..



Sharon needed her juices.... stop at a vegetable/fruit stand... Local fresh fruits..





Told you it was good...



Then a drink from this cool, fresh roadside stream piped for locals....









Lots of impressive churches along the way....





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Digby, cont...









Tidal flats...







Here one also cultivates the Digby scallop..





Digby Harbor..









three years ago this was our favorite Scallop house right on the fishermans wharf..it's no more.









Boats at low tide...



Boats at high tide...













Digby's Fish Chowder..great flavor, plenty fish bu also lots of tatters .



Campers lunch..

Pan fried Haddoch... Digby's scallops..



The grand Dame...





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Digby...cont.

So ends the day here in Digby...on to Saint Johns, NB tomorrow morning via 3 hr ferry.

Ferry Terminal-Digby, NS > Saint John, NB..









Camp dinner..



Smoked Haddoch..



Local Rhubarb/wild strawberry pie...



Until the next shore..

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Saint John, New Brunswick(NB)...

Slept good in this cooool Digby Town although the breeze died and the M'quitos invaded the campground...marinated outselves in Deet .... survived the night! Then at 0800 hrs sailed on the good ship 'Princess of Acadia' across the bay of Fundy toward Saint John, NB.

StarBucks landed here with it's coffee and WiFi(1.3 GB/s). Coffee is good compared to Timmie Horton! So here's maybe the last report from Canada.

Harbor Terminal of Digby..





Original Ships Bell...





Exit to the Bay of Fundy..



Adieu NS...



















3 hour sail surely put Emma to doze off... No sea sickness, no fuss,...



New Brunswick in the distance..



Working Port of Saint John, NB



The bow opens...



Into the City..







Kings Park, Saint John, NB





















NB's Police...











She finally got her juices...




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Saint John..cont.

Some three years ago Sharon was here...

















Lunch at our fav place... were here three years ago also in our moto/sidecar making a trek to St. Anthony, NFLD for an iceberg hunt!



This is the real stuff.... genuine Ceasars salad; hand made; genuine ingredients...none of the bottled stuff...







Hard a work...no hurry...





A work of art... bravissimo...excellente...aahhhh....



A rare sigh of another VW Eurovan..this one from California...wooo...





Left Saint Johns in the afternoon under threatening skies... since the USA border was only 120 miles and we were hardly eager to return...

So ditched camping for the day and decided to divert to a Town called St. Andrews.. no adds on the road; no signs indicating any lodging...

Lo and behold what a jewel we found... totally obscured from tourists.....

So here we are:

St. Andrews founded in 1783......a Town that is located on the Canadian side, south west corner of New Brunswick on the scenic Passamaquoddy Bay..25 min. from Maine. Settled by Loyalists after the US revolution. It continues to reflect the dominant themes of Loyalist social order--peace, order and stability. That's what we like... Sharon wants to move here of the many places she wants to move .....!!

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