Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 10-11, 2010 – Glen Margaret, Nova Scotia to Fredericton, New Brunswick

Today is Thanksgiving in Canada …so the traffic was light on the four hour trip from the southern coast of Nova Scotia to Moncton, New Brunswick. With little wind the reflections on Margaret Bay were stunning. Farms and foliage ranging … Continue reading

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October 10, 2010 – Coastal Heritage Trail (South)

Our travels took us south from our campground in Glen Margaret south, around Margaret’s Bay. Staying on the Coastal Heritage Trail, our route ran close to the shore past scenic harbors and parks where we could stop and walk along … Continue reading

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October 9, 2010 – Peggy’s Cove and Halifax, Nova Scotia

Driving the coastal road toward Halifax, we first passed the fishing village of Indian Harbor. A short time later we unexpectedly came across a memorial to the victims of the crash of Swiss Air 111 which went down on September … Continue reading

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October 8, 2010 – Antigonish to Glen Margaret,Nova Scotia

A fairly uneventful three hour trip from Antigonish to Glen Margaret (just west of Halifax) , Nova Scotia. Our only “crisis” was missing an exit, sending us over an unplanned toll bridge and through section of local Halifax streets.  Oh … Continue reading

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October 7, 2010 – Alexander Graham Bell Historic Museum and Louisbourg Fortress

We awoke to a warm wind and pouring rain and therefore took our time having breakfast. Our first stop was less than a mile away at the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Museum.  Until today, all we knew about Bell was … Continue reading

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October 6, 2010 – The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

With the forecast of deteriorating weather beginning late afternoon, we got an early start for the two-hour drive to Baddeck at the southeastern end of the famous Cabot Trail, a scenic highway.  The route measures 185 miles in length and … Continue reading

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October 5, 2010 – Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia

Today was relatively uneventful, with the highlight a 75 minute ferry ride from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia. Once on Nova Scotia, it was a relatively short, but pleasant drive to our campground.  However, there were a few brief … Continue reading

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October 4 – 2010 – Points East Coastal Drive

I guess we spoke to quickly about PEI police.  No sooner had we left our campground this morning that we passed our first police car.  Fortunately, Debbie was driving well under the sped limit. Our trip took us onto the … Continue reading

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October 3, 2010 – North Cape Coastal Drive

Today we set out to see the northwest third of Prince Edward Island.  This section of the island was flatter than the central portion we’d visited the past couple of days.  If the homes we passed (almost all of which were … Continue reading

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October 2, 2010 – PEI’s Central Coast Drive

In 24 hours, yesterday’s sunrise had morphed into a windy downpour!  Nevertheless, after waiting out the heaviest of the precipitation, we headed out to complete a tour of the central part of the island. Our drive took us through more … Continue reading

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