Cape Breton Highlands National Park

July 23, 2016 This was the last full day of the Gaspe’ portion of the caravan and the first full day of the Maritimes portion, and the motorcoach (bus) was at capacity.  Because participants could take either tour or combine them as we did, we were 27 couples.  This bus Read more…

North Sydney and Baddeck, Nova Scotia

July 21-23, 2016 Mi’kmaq Culture We wanted to learn more about the Mi’kmaq communities and First Nation culture, and the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Center was nearby.  A brochure said “Mi’kmaq guides interpet their culture and traditions, and give a glimpse into the lives of their people, through the tales Read more…

North Sydney, Nova Scotia

July 20-23, 2016 The drive from Halifax to North Sydney was one of the longer ones, and Jane took a turn driving the coach for the first time since–well, for the first time in a long time.  She started on a divided highway, like a US interstate.  It narrowed to Read more…

Halifax, Nova Scotia, part 2

July 18, 2016 A Lunch Adventure Dave has learned that employees at visitors centers won’t usually recommend places to eat in general, but that they will answer specific questions like “Where can we find a gluten-free menu?”.  We took a young man’s suggestion and had a delicious lunch at Wooden Read more…

Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 16-19, 2016 Peggy’s Cove Peggy’s Cove is a fishing village and tourist destination on St. Margaret’s Bay.  Except for the busloads of tourists (us included), it was a scenic, unspoiled fishing village.      Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse             Our guide, explaining lobster traps, wearing the Nova Scotia tartan. Titanic Memorial Read more…

Around Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

July 14-15, 2016 On a drive-around afternoon, we stumbled upon what looked like a naval vessel, listing in the Lehave River in Bridgewater. It turns out the ship was built as an Italian fishing trawler in 1965. It was converted to a Royal Canadian Navy dive tender, the HMCS Cormorant, Read more…

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

July 14-15, 2016 Lunenburg was settled in the 1750s by immigrants from Germany, France and England.  It has been designated a UNESCO heritage site as the “best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America”.  Colorful houses and shops line narrow streets.  Boats in the harbor range Read more…

Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia

July 14, 2016 Kejimkujik (ke-jim-KOO-jik) National Park was on our route to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but no RV parking was available there.  So, we left Annapolis Royal early in the morning in the Jeep, visited the park, and returned the 40 miles to Annapolis Royal before the last rigs in Read more…

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Part 2

July 13, 2016 Annapolis Royal Historical Gardens The Annapolis Royal Historical Gardens is a 10-acre park featuring a various types of gardens found in the area since the 1600s.          Replica of a thatched-roof Acadian cottage         Driftwood, at least 60 years old, from the nearby Bay of Fundy         Read more…