JOURNEY LOG

| DAY 1 -10 | DAY 11 - 20 | DAY 21 - 30 | DAY 31 - 40 | DAY 41 - 50 |
| DAY 51 - 60 | DAY 61 - 70 | DAY 71 - 80 | DAY 81 - 90 | DAY 91 - 100 |
| DAY 101 - 110 | DAY 111 - 116 |

 

DAY 91

Tuesday August 12, 2003

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Late start and then on the road.  Bad signs and bad roads.  Made it to Anopolis Royal where we stopped to see the hydro-electric station there.  20000kW of generation, enough for 4000 homes.  First to generate electricity from tides in North America.  Then lobster lunch/dinner.  Great experience.  Prices varied according to season.  it was tourist season so $30 a plate.  Continued across to the south side of the province and ended our day at an RV park for a movie.


 

DAY 92

Wednesday August 13, 2003

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Drove into Halifax.  Straight to the brewery.  Alexander Keith's is the oldest brewery in operation in North America.  Great tour.  Blonde Wheat will be a great hit when it makes it on the market.  Had a good buzz so off to pub for more beer.  Alexander Keith's Honey Lager.  Now drunk, went down to the busker festival on the harbour.  Ken and Joel got their faces painted to match their shirts.  Ryan and Jason had their faces painted as big cats.  This is how we looked even at the pub.  Great place, split crow pub.  Live music by Fortune's Hand.  Stayed until close and then hit the clubs.  All in all a great day.


 

DAY 93

Thursday August 14, 2003

Lawrence Town, Nova Scotia

Woke up and waited around in Halifax for a long time.  Breakfast out, library and then on the road.  Free gas (maybe) then off to the beach.  Beautiful area on outskirts of Halifax.  A lot like Vancouver Island.  Met up with Ken's relatives Marg and Warren.  They had us there for the evening.  Too tired to stay up late.  Bed.


 

DAY 94

Friday August 15, 2003

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Marg made us breakfast.  We went back to pick up our lost soldier, Joel.  Off we were.  Today we drove east and made it as far as the island of Cape Breton.  Just as the sun set we pulled into our campground for the night.  it was a beautiful setting on the side of a hill overlooking the lake in the middle of Cape Breton.  It was a slow night around the camp fire and we retired early.


 

DAY 95

Saturday August 16, 2003

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail is renowned as one of the most beautiful drives in the world.  After covering over 19000km, we believe it.  The breathtaking views along the coastline of the rugged Atlantic shores are enough to keep you stopped at the lookoffs as much as you are driving the scenic route.  Today we covered most of the trail as we toured around the island in a coutnerclockwise direction.  We bunkered down at the most incredible campground yet.  It didn't have showers or deluxe ameneties but no campground yet has offered us a beachfront view of the sun setting into the ocean as the waves crashd against the rocks bordering the grassy hillside.  We made some new friends from Halifax: Jess and Brenna and shared stories around the campfire and on the beach.


 

DAY 96

Sunday August 17, 2003

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

An early start had us back on the road back home.  We had passed our most eastward point and that being the most distant point on the trip, we are now directed home.  Amazing that we were as far as we could be from home because the maritimes have a familiar feeling about them that reminds us of the gulf islands and Vancouver Island.  it is beautiful here.  We even caught the ferry to PEI, not much different from BC Ferries.  The drive acros PEI was a quick one.  The island is less than 300 km long, and it's a province!!  We cruised through the capital, Charlottetown, a metropolis of some 2000 + inhabitants.  So for the night we hit the town.  The Old Dublin Pub was packed, but none of the people was from PEI except for the performers.  Cynthia and her partner entertained us with their uplifting jigs, fiddles and songs.  We closed the bar.


 

DAY 97

Monday August 18, 2003

Amherst, Nova Scotia

This was our PEI heritage day.  First we paid our dues to Anne of Green Gables.  Ryan and Jason walked down Lovers' Land and through the Haunted Woods, and saw what would have been Anne's room.  The second stop on the tour was the Confederation bridge.  Stretching 13km, it links PEI with the rest of the world.  The bridge was built especially to withstand the ice flows of the bitter winter waters.  The heritage museum was a short stop before we went to the beach for a dip.  Ken and Joel tested their nerves against the waters but were surprised to find that it was warmer than the Pacific waters in BC.  To finish the evening, we went to a Calidh.  it's the Geilic word for gathering, or house party.  What it turned out to be was a performance by the highland dancers, stepdancers, bagpipers and by the beautiful voice of what'sherface.  Across Confederation bridge we went back to our temporoary homebase of Amherst, Nova Scotia.


 

DAY 98

Tuesday August 19, 2003

Amherst, Nova Scotia

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DAY 99

Wednesday August 20, 2003

Montreal, Quebec

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DAY 100

Thursday August 21, 2003

Montreal, Quebec

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| DAY 1 -10 | DAY 11 - 20 | DAY 21 - 30 | DAY 31 - 40 | DAY 41 - 50 |
| DAY 51 - 60 | DAY 61 - 70 | DAY 71 - 80 | DAY 81 - 90 | DAY 91 - 100 |
| DAY 101 - 110 | DAY 111 - 116 |

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