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Old 08-29-2011, 05:43 AM   #113
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Yesterday morning we saw that Irene's "eye" was on a track that was centered on the town we chose to wait out the storm in. Bought some pipe and rope and prepared to tie the rig down if the wind increased. All we got was some rain. After 11am the rain stopped. We only got a little breeze and a nice sunset here. Them news folks can sure whip up a frenzy. Anyway, can't say I was dissapointed. The week we spent here in western Mass. allowed us to catch up on some maint & chores. We will be back on the road this morning. I wasn't sure what we would do for the Labor Day weekend (thought all the campgrounds would be full) until I found a bluegrass festival at Thomas Point beach near Brunswick, ME (just north of Portland). Camping Courtesies | Thomas Point Beach On-Line
I was told that there are lots of sites available so it looks like we will hang out there from the 2nd until the 5th.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:14 AM   #114
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:46 AM   #115
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Glad to hear you kept the bow into the wind and the awnings dogged-down, we were thinking of you guys!
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:53 AM   #116
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Eagle and Bear glad to hear Irene was kind to you. We had a bit of wind Sunday night but not serious and no rain. Monday was a bright sunny day with a little wind in the morning and just a normal coastal breeze in the afternoon. I guess Hurricane Irene just didn't want to mess with Airstream Irene.
We tried to contact the moho across the street from the campground but missed her running errands. Talked to her neighbor for a few minutes and she had seen us and remarked we were coach cousins. She is an artist from New York and purchased the lot and moved up last month. We left a note with our email and Airforums info and headed out.
It really is a beautiful coastal drive through the area. We passed through Liverpool and wondered how close we were to Lili and Hans. There is no doubt this area was settled by the British. Even the fire hydrants were painted like little loyalists. On to Lunenburg which is the home of the famous schooner Bluenose. Another very British town with lots of things for the tourist. We wandered around a bit and found the best ice cream.
In Halifax there is a hill in the center of town with a star shaped fort on top "The Citadel" that has a commanding view of the city and harbor. We spent a little time driving around but didn't stop in the big city. Our campground is at Lake Charlotte and we have a beautiful site at the waters edge.

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A loyalist hydrant
A pleasant cove
Lunenburg
Another pleasant cove
Halifax

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Knowing Dan as I do, would not be suprised to hear he welded dock cleats to the coach, with spring lines and sea anchor at the ready.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:02 AM   #118
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Knowing Dan as I do, would not be suprised to hear he welded dock cleats to the coach, with spring lines and sea anchor at the ready.
It wouldn't have done any good Mike, I couldn't find a campground with mooring cleats installed. Besides I had Airstream Irene aboard so I wasn't concerned.

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Some of the best music from the Canadian nor'east is from: http://stanrogers.net/ I miss him.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:08 PM   #120
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Yesterday we continued a leisurely drive up the coast. We came upon another Historical site in Sherbrooke. There are 27 buildings you can visit with docents in period costumes doing period tasks. They have potters, blacksmiths, printers, woodworkers and a working sawmill powered by a waterwheel. The blacksmith gave a demonstration riding his highwheel bicycle, not as easy as it looks. We camped nearby at the Riverside campground. The owner lived by himself and was very friendly. After swapping some stories near the coach, he insisted I come to his house to join him for a shot of his special sipping whiskey. I'm not exactly sure what it was but it packed a wallop. The worst problem was the wifi was terrible.
Today we made it to Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. Another pleasant drive with a short 10 minute ferry ride that costs $5.25. The roads were very rough in more then a few spots but the scenery was worth it. We also had what I assume to be a Canadian or maybe a Nova Scotia special, a McLobster at McDonalds. It costs about $6.50 plus 15% tax but is was actually pretty good. I'm not a big fan of Mcdonalds and can't even remember the last time I ate there but I had to try the McLobster. The campground tonight is the Louisbourg Motorhome RV park and Camping. They actually have a small 3 sided shelter complete with roof and picnic table for each tent site. The park is right on the water front with it's own boardwalk. Dinner was just down the street where I settled for halibut while Irene dove head first into some snow crab legs.

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The only one on the ferry
Our campsite
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We have been without a wifi connection for a few days so I'm a little behind on posting but never the less we have been busy.
The other day we toured the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic site of Canada. This is the site of a massive fortress constructed by the French starting in 1720. In 1745 after a 47 day siege the fort was captured by the British. Three years later it was returned to France by treaty. After twice being blockaided by British fleets during the Seven Years' War it was once again captured in 1758 and destroyed by order of British prime minister William Pitt in 1760.
Today about 1/4 of colonial Louisbourg has been reconstructed to it's 1744 appearance. This is one of Canada's largest historic sites and occupies nearly 15,000 acres. You can tour the king's bastion and governor's apartments, a civil administrator's house, a fisherman's house, solders' barracks, royal bakery and supply houses. You can also dine at period restaurants serving authentic period food. The entire facility is staffed by costumed guides depicting servants, solders, fishermen and the upper class. They even test fire cannons, and muskets and put criminals in the stocks.
We had a lower class lunch of meat pie and soup eaten with only one spoon and the napkin was a large cotton cloth tied behind your neck like a large bib. Of coarse the governor had to review your bill before it was presented to you. It was a very worthwhile way to spend the day.

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The fortress from across the harbor
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From Louisbourg we drove across the island to Baddeck, the home of the Alexander Graham Bell Nation Historic Site of Canada. Bell experimented with kites, airplanes and hydrofoil boats among many other things. A very interesting display of his work. Then it was on to Cheticamp. This is back in an Acadian area and has a restaurant that serves traditional Acadian meals. I had meat pie and Irene had a sampler plate that had fish cakes, meat pie, beef stew and baked beans. I can't give you the Acadian names because the cook book the Irene bought is in English, the French version wouldn't have been much good to her.
There is a beautiful church and two museums that deal with the hooked rugs that are a specialty of the area. Our friend in South Dakota makes a similar hooked rug and showed Irene how. You can imagine Irene and the Acadian ladies going over the finer points of the craft. I was somewhat less interested. From Cheticamp we headed into the Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada. The park occupies 366 sq. miles of highlands and coastal wilderness that is said to bear a striking resemblance to the coastal regions of Scotland. The Cabot Trail which goes around the park is 186 miles long and has some grades that go from sea level to over 500 meters. One grade is 5 km at 13% up and 5 km at 13% down. The old Hagarstream was working had on that one.

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Old 09-04-2011, 09:07 PM   #123
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Just catching up on your thread as we have been out ~ 6 weeks now also.

Yes, my Folks spotted you driving through Bristol (RI)...the most Patriotic town in America!
When you were at the Herreshoff museum you were 1/2 block away from our house!
Too bad we weren't around...you would have had a place to drop anchor...we could have got lobsters right off my Buddies boat (my treat!).
Oh well...glad you enjoyed RI...we really like living here...

If you head through here again...give a shout!

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:38 AM   #124
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Just catching up on your thread as we have been out ~ 6 weeks now also.

Yes, my Folks spotted you driving through Bristol (RI)...the most Patriotic town in America!
When you were at the Herreshoff museum you were 1/2 block away from our house!
Too bad we weren't around...you would have had a place to drop anchor...we could have got lobsters right off my Buddies boat (my treat!).
Oh well...glad you enjoyed RI...we really like living here...

If you head through here again...give a shout!

Safe travels,
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Bill had I only known. I've got the coordinates in the GPS now so I may still take you up on the offer. We really did enjoy the museum, it's kind of a mecca for sailors. The Herreshoff's really did design and build some amazing boats.
Now we are in Antigonosh, Nova Scotia getting ready to take the ferry to Prince Edward Island. We spend the last couple of days at a campground here because we didn't want to get caught in all the holiday madness. We took a ride out to a nice little harbor for a walk and ice cream and yesterday we went to the Museum of Industry in Stellarton. This is a really great museum on the industrial history of Nova Scotia. They have many interactive displays to play with an some great displays. One display is a complete machine shop run from the main shaft and belts powered by a single steam engine. These are real machines not models.
Anyway I'll catch up later as we need to catch the ferry.

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A 13% grade, wow! I bet you could walk faster than the Hagerstream.
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A 13% grade, wow! I bet you could walk faster than the Hagerstream.
Uphill or downhill Mike? Actually we were doing 20 to 25 mph. Down hill was about the same because of some killer switchbacks.

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