cookout on our Dildo Island tour. We got to meet several locals and found out
about Jam Jam's a Newfoundland cookie that is very good and a Nuffie Jig Dinner which we later
Town of St. Pierre on the French Island of St. Pierre of the south coast of Newfoundland.
We took a ferry from Fortune, Newfoundland to get there. We got a chance to use our passports.
Cemetary at St. Pierre. Used zinc caskets.
Statue over looking St. Pierre.
House outside of St. Pierre that mobster Al Capone used to run whisky during the prohibition. St. Pierre was
a major part of the smugglings operation during the prohibition days.
Our amateur radio operation from Miquelon Island which is French and part of St. Pierre and Miqulon.
We used the call sign FP/W0SD. This is what is known as the Motel Miquelon now called Maxotel. A
group of French young people from France was there on a month summer holiday. They have this trip
every other year. We are 3 hours time difference from back home in South Dakota so when we got
up at 6 am it was 3 am in SD. BTW Newfoundland is 2 1/2 hours earlier and one of the few places
in the world on a half hour difference from the next time zone.
Shells that Edith found on the beach at Miquelon Is. thanks to a tip from Christiana who
managed the motel. She could speak great English and was so very helpful! If you want to
got to Miquelon you need to get into contact with her. She has an e-mail address.
From St. Pierre we took the boat back to Fortune stayed the night and got up early and
drove about 505 miles to Port aux Brasque and got on the ferry in the dark and rode the
ferry all night to North Sydney and got off and spent the day at Louisbourg Fort which was a French
fort that was captured twice. We were tired campers that night as we just could not sleep
on the ferry coming back to Nova Scotia.
A foggy sea coast picture south of Halifax, the secondary oil roads in Nova Scotia
were the worst of any we have encountered anyplace. We broke a leaf spring on the 5th wheel. Even worse than Mexico and much worse than
the oil in Alaska. The worst gravel roads are definitely a few in Alaska!
Peggy's Cove south of Halifax. A very typical harbor in a sea coast town. It is a
What I had no idea about is that around Peggy's Cove it is very rocky. This is really
the only place we seen this much and kind of rock on our travels!
It was very foggy but this is on the Digby Islands which are line islands of the west coast of Nova Scotia across
from New Brunswick and south of Fundy Bay. Along the southern coast is where the ferry comes
from Bar Harbor Maine to NS at Dartmouth not to far from here. We took a whale tour here and seen
absolutely nothing. We have a free pass if we were to ever go back. We had to take a ferry from
one island to the next. If we would of went to the last island we would of had to take another
ferry. We had Digby Scallops which are great, my favorite seafood except maybe lobster. BTW the
desserts in Newfoundland and NS and PEI are out of this world! It was about a mile hike to the
coast and balance rock but definitely worth it.
This is at Truro, NS by Fundy Bay where the highest tides in the world occur. Last year by
Anchorage we saw the second highest tides in the world. This is a small tidal bore. There
are two high tides a day and when the moon is close to the earth and lined up with the sun you get the
highest tides. There have been 40 foot tide changes and this tidal bore can get to be more than
six feet high. This one is about 2 feet.
The ferry to Prince Edward Islands (PEI) We met a couple from PEI on the ferry
and they really helped us decide how to tour the island and what to see! It was a free
ride as how ever you come into PEI it is free and you only pay when you leave. We left via the
Confederation Bridge which is a lot cheaper than the ferry. The fellows loading the ferry screwed
up on the RV line and we did not get our fair turn so we had to wait for the next boat. Read all
about it in the travelogue.
One of the first sights in PEI were red soil, potato and small grain fields. We found
Newfoundland and Labrador the prettiest and the people were so nice but there is something about
PEI that grabs you and sticks with you! For one things it is really different with all the farming, it
is flat to rolling. The color contrasts are so striking! PEI will always stick in our memories!
Beach at PEI at our first campground called Red Beach. Because it was so cloudy the
red soil does not show up but it is like Oklahoma red soil, dull brick red.
Lighthouse at the east tip of PEI
Ocean eroding the red soil north of the lighthouse, again the red soil does not show up like
it truely was!
Seashore at the National Park north of Cavendish
A classic church, what a breath-taking scene! One that shows why PEI gets ahold of you
and sticks with you. One of my best shots of the trip!
Green Gables from the book Annie of Green Gables. Great books
One of the rooms in the Green Gables house, really a nice park, great video's history of
PEI and the stories written about the area. It was fiction but used many real people and situations
In all of the Maritimes there were flowers planted everywhere. PEI was no exception. These
were some flowers at Green Gables. They also had a fantastic garden there.
A great lobster supper, all the mussels you could eat and a sixty feet salad bar. Read the
travelogue, a must do!
The Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick from PEI. It is huge! The coast of New Brunswick
going north toward Gaspie is called the Arcadian Coast and it is French. We heard virtually nothing
but French for the complete time we arrived across the bridge until we left Quebec. Check the travelogue
for many interesting experiences
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