Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Nova Scotia - New Brunswick

Russell Pond Campground - Volunteer Village - North Woodstock, NH
Steve, Ginny, Joan & Don
Just arrived from a volunteer position in Kentucky, Ginny & Don Pair. 1 of the other 3 couples volunteering with us in the White Mountains had to leave and head back to Florida for knee surgery following a stumble out of their motorhome. We've known Ginny and Don for several years from working with them at Lake Mead. We had spoken with them earlier this year when they stated their intentions of stopping by the White Mountains for a visit later in August. With an open volunteer position here, we called them up and asked if they would be interested in coming earlier and finishing out the season with us. Their answer was an excited "YES!" and 2 weeks later here they are. We're so excited to spend more time with them!



While waiting for them to arrive we found ourselves scheduled with 7 days off in a row. So we decided to make a trip to Nova Scotia. Jim and Deb decided to join us so off we went. Over the next 6 days we traveled just under 2500 miles visiting Nova Scotia as well as New Brunswick. Check out the pics below......








lots of churches....

























a few covered bridges......














lighthouses...of course....




....someone is making a fortune during the season at this location as the inside of the working lighthouse is actually an ice cream parlor...a sweet treat with a view!


beautiful houses.....

fishing villages......


























In the last few pictures you'll notice the boats are "out of the water". These were taken in areas near the Bay of Fundy; an area between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia that has the highest tides in the world. In various areas of the bay, depending on the moon, tides can rise and fall between 36'-48'.











These 2 pictures were taken at Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy. The area where the people are walking is 36' underwater at high tide.










We also visited a small restored 1860-1940's community called Sherbrooke Village in Nova Scotia. There are 16 rescued and restored buildings which include a school house, church, printer, grocery, boat maker and Masonic Lodge. There are guides in period correct clothing demonstrating and/or informing visitors about the lifestyle and work of that time period.




















Shout out to Emily and Ryan, both celebrating birthdays!



















Joan and I have also been updating and/or changing things around the motorhome....new LED vanity light in bathroom, LED upgrades in the primary lights of the coach, replacing a damaged counter-top range cover, new vent fan motors, etc. We're thinking we may try to upgrade ourselves into a slightly newer motorhome over the next 6-12 months; something with a little more towing capacity, a king size bed and some newer amenities. To that end we're getting our Monaco Knight ready to sell or trade. So if you know anyone interested in a great coach, send them our way!

Well, that's it for now. Stay Tuned. More to Come.