Sunday, June 17, 2012

Canada Days 8,9,10, June 15, 16, 17, 2012

On the 15th, we left St Martins behind, and drove to the Chignecto Campground in Fundy National Park.2012-06-15 DSC04800  The national park campground was C$ 25.80 for the night plus entry fees of C$ 6.80 each for a total of C$ 39.40 for the night.  Our route was NB-111 to TC-1 to NB 114 for a total of 65 miles.  After lunch we drove the jeep to the visitor’s center (not much), and then to Cape Enrage to take pictures of the lighthouse.2012-06-15 DSC047912012-06-15 DSC047922012-06-15 DSC047962012-06-15 DSC04797

On our way back to the campground, we drove to Point Wolf.  Along the way, we walked the trail to Dickson Falls, and took pictures of the Point Wolf Covered Bridge.2012-06-15 DSC048042012-06-15 DSC048052012-06-15 DSC04808

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Upon leaving Fundy National Park on the 16th of June, we drove to Hidden Hilltop Family Campground in Glenholme, NS, a Good Sam park for C$ 34.67 for the night.  Our route continued long NB 114 north to Canada 2, to Nova Scotia 4 for a total of 148 miles.  The little town of Alma is very cute just outside of Fundy National Park.  NB 114, like other provincial roads is two lanes with frost heaves, so their 80 kph speed limit (about 50) was faster than I wanted to drive the motorhome most of the time.  On one of the hills I was even slowed to first gear, although most of the time I was able to keep it in third or above.  Below are a few pictures of Hopewell Rocks.  They are a good location to see the 40+ foot tides in the Bay of Fundy.  At low tide you can walk out to them, but at high tide, the arches go away.  They reminded us of Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon.DSC04813DSC04817DSC04821DSC04826DSC04829

When we crossed the border from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, we stopped at the Visitor Center, and took our first picture of a Nova Scotia Lighthouse.

Father’s Day (and we wish all of you dads a Happy One), June 17th, we drove another 88 miles to Wayside RV Park in Glen Margaret, NS.  It is a Passport America park, and we are staying here for at least 5 nights at C$ 20 per night.  We went to take our first picture of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse this afternoon, and tomorrow we will start our sightseeing in Halifax, NS.  In order to make it easier to obey the speed limits, I changed the settings on my GPS, and on MS Streets & Trips to kilometers per hour.  It is easier to glance at the GPS or the computer on the dash for more accurate speed.2012-06-17 DSC048332012-06-17 DSC04835

Type at you later.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures...I sure enjoyed all the great scenery.