Monthly Archives: July 2012

Dateline July 17, 2012: Newfoundland, Trinity and Gros Morne Park

We left St. John’s in the morning and started the drive towards the west coast. The drive on the Trans Canadian Highway takes you to the base of Trinity Bay and then along the west side where you can take … Continue reading

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Dateline July 14, 2012: Newfoundland, St John’s Cape Spear, Signal Hill and “Screeching”!

Stand here with your back to the sea and the entire population of North America is to the west of you. Face the sea and the next stop east is Ireland. Perched on a rugged cliff at our continent’s most … Continue reading

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Dateline July 12, 2012..Arrive in Newfoundland and Cape Saint Mary

We arrived at the ferry terminal for the trip to Newfoundland and were amazed by the size of the ships. The ferry was over 750 feet in length and had ten floors. The inside was set up like a cruise … Continue reading

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Dateline: July 11, 2012, Halifax, the Tattoo and Cape Benton

Our drive to Halifax was short and we entered the city to find, what else, the info center! We first went to the Maritime Museum since both of us fount the Titanic interesting. Halifax was where all the found bodies … Continue reading

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Dateline July 5, 2012 Nova Scotia… Pictou to Peggy’s Cove

The weather was beautiful for the ferry trip from PEI to Nova Scotia. The lighthouse came into view as we entered the harbor. Stopping at the info center, they even made reservations for a campsite for us near Halifax  when … Continue reading

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Dateline July 1, Canada Day, Prince Edward Island

The Confederation Bridge links New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island, completed in 1997 replacing ferry service that was subsidized by the Canadian Rail System. The challenge to building the 8 mile bridge at a cost of 1.3 Billion dollars were … Continue reading

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Gaspé Peninsula and Eastern New Brunswick

Leaving Quebec City we took route 132 on the southern side of the St Lawrence River to the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. Gaspé extends into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The Appalachian Mountains actually end on the peninsula. It is … Continue reading

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