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Published: September 16th 2009
So this is what Tom-Tom screen should look like when functioning normal.
So as Penny had hurt her left calf whilst at Nelson & Karens place she could not go travelling to Sth America; India & Africa. It was almost 3 weeks were she could not walk so therefore there was no way that she could carry her backpack & go trekking around the world.
So as an alternative, we bought a Ford Explorer 4WD and decided to drive to the east coast of Canada then out to the west where we will finally settle down in Vancouver.
So on the 25th August we drove from Toronto where Scotts parents live to Montreal where his Teta Fanny & Uncle Johnny live. Teta by the way means Aunty in Slovenian. So we stayed one night, we really enjoyed our stay, it is always nice spending time with family members expecially if you don't seem them that often. So with a lovely full belly we drove to Riviere Du Loup and stayed the night at a campsite which had a crazy Xmas restaurant across the road. So after a really cold first night sleeping in the back of our truck, which we have nicknamed BEAST we kept to New Brunswick. We are travelling
Note to one-self, never go on a driving trip across the country without maps. Tom-Tom is now Dumb-Dumb! We are lost! Eek!
with a Tom-Tom which was a wedding present from Uncle Johnny and some-times he does get us a little lost. So we decided that we really do need to get some maps. The information centres all along the country as so fantastic and the staff are always so helpful.
So we are heading towards Fundy National Park which has the largest tidal fall of 45 feet and when the tide is out you can walk on the ocean floor. Scott had learnt alot of this area through primary school so he was really excited to see it first hand. So we drove to Alma Bay without fuelling up the vehicle as we wanted to see how far we could go on one tank of fuel. This was a little scary as there is nothing worse then being stranded somewhere with no fuel! Eek!! So 715klm later on one tank of fuel we were at Alma Bay fuel station feeling very relieved and quite impressed as our vehicle is known for not being fuel efficient.
We camped in Wolfe Point National Park, which is a provincial park that costs about $25 per night to stay. This area was renowned
Coast of very angry people. Not sure why it's called cape enrage, but it's very pretty.
for its timber lumbering 100yrs ago, they use to supply timber for all over Europe. As we drove over the quaint little bridge you started to feel like you were deep into the forest. We saw a deer whilst driving in, fingers are now crossed for seeing a Moose!
We got bought some timber however it was a bit damped and trying to have a campfire was not very successful, so it is was a bit cold again. So we set up Beast again for sleeping and passed out from the really long day.
After breakfast, we headed towards Cape Enrage where a lovely lighthouse is situated. Whilst we were walking along the bouldered beach we noticed some absailers coming down the rock face. Scott instantly thought of his good friend Dereck in Scotland. Skeebie would have loved being here getting the adrenaline rush! We took a few photos then headed back to town to do some choirs then went 4WDing down these self drive tracks. I did the first one which was called Lavarty Drive which was quite tamed and then Scott did the second one which did a loop and we ended up close to our
Light up, Light up
One of the many lighthouses that speckled the eastern provinces coasts. There is something very cool about lighthouses when you come from Ontario!
We made some dinner and off to bed again. So after one whole day in New Brunswick we still hadn't seen a Moose. Fingers are still crossed.
Next day, we off to Fundy National Park and of course the weather is not too good. We tried to go on one of the Kayak tours but unfortunately they were booked out, so we then deciced to go on a whale watching tour but they are not anywhere near where we were! So our plans are starting to fall apart. So we decide just to go in the park and walk around the ocean floor as the tide was on it's way out. The tide drops by 45 feet and reveals the ocean floor and all of these unusual rock formations. The tide has shaped the rocks into arches and there is one section called the flower pots. We met one of the park rangers who amuses himself by building rock towers down on the shore. He was really good even though he had only been doing it for a few months. We took lots of photo's in the rain and then decided to call it quits for the day.
More of the coast
This realy was a beautiful coast on a beautiful day.
So back in the car, we are now heading for PEI ( Prince Edward Island ).
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