Zu alt zum Arbeiten, zu jung zum Sterben, gerade richtig zum Reisen. ...........................................................................Too old to work, too young to die, just right to travel.
Today we are still in Moncton, Canada. We wait now 12 days for the parts from Switzerland. Today we decided that the parcel got lost on the way and will not arrive anymore. I ordered the parts again in Switzerland and organized an express delivery. We will see when they arrive! Today was a rainy day. We went shopping. There is a big outdoor shop here in Moncton. The picture shows the entrance area. The whole shop is decorated like this.
We had two other days in Moncton, Canada. The Swiss Post Company told me that the package should arrive on May 30. But it didn't arrive. We think we stay here forever! The picture shows the Mountain Road at which we live. Here are all shops we need and a lot of restaurants. We eat in another one every day.
In the meantime, we found out that the workshop in Switzerland sent the parts for our motorhome with a very slow carrier. We have now a tracking number. There I found out that the parts will arrive here in Moncton on May 30. This means we stay another five days here.
The last three days were cold and rainy. We couldn't do anything except shopping and go out to eat.
Today May 28 was a nice, warm and sunny day. We needed to go out to the fresh air. We went to visit the Magnetic Hill Zoo. There I took the picture of this Black Bear.
Today we stayed in Moncton. The parts for our motor home didn't arrive until now. I add here a picture I made two days ago. The wave which comes up the river when the tide turns was much stronger as last time when we were there. There was even a stand-up paddler who let himself drive upwards the river.
Today is Victoria Day a holiday in this part of Canada. All businesses are closed. We lose another day to fix our motorhome!
We made a round trip with our rental car to see the Confederation Bridge to the Prince Edward Island and Fort Beauséjour (212 km). The picture shows this place. Then we return the rental car. We stay now in Moncton until our RV is repaired.
Today we traveled from Miramichi to Shediac and back to our B&B in Cocagne (180 km). On the way, I took a picture of an old wood enhanced bridge as this vintage car drove by. Shediac sais it is the capital of the lobster. Therefore we
had again some lobster as dinner. Since the lobster is much more expensive here, we couldn't afford a whole one.
Today we traveled from St. John to St. Stephen in Canada (149 km). St. Stephan is at the border to the USA. The picture shows in the foreground Canada and the bridge to the USA.
By the way, the parts for fixing our motorhome were sent away today from Switzerland. We will see when they arrive here in Canada.
Today we traveled from Moncton to Saint John in New Brunswick (245 km). On the way, we visited Hopewell Rocks, Alma, the Dickson Fall in the Fundy National Park and the sea caves at St. Martins. We travel by a rental car. We wanted to rent a small Subaru but we got a large pickup as the picture shows.
Today we stayed at Moncton and took the bus to go into the city. Here can a natural phenomenon be seen. Moncton is about 35 km away from the Fundy Bay where the tidal difference between high and low water is the largest in the world (can be 16 meters). In Moncton in the Petitcodiac River, the difference is only 2 to 3 meters. And two times a day a wave come up the river when the tide turns. The monument is in the Tidal Bore Park, where people watch the wave come up the river.. By the way, at our motorhome, the Clutch Slave Cylinder is broken. The car workshop couldn't find such a part in North America. I'll try to get it over from Europe now. This means we got stuck in Moncton for maybe another week. Therefore we rent a car and drive some days around New Brunswick.
Today we traveled from Amherst in Nova Scotia to Moncton in New Brunswick (67 km). Here we got stuck since our motorhome shows some problems. I found a car workshop which will control our vehicle on Monday morning. We park and overnight now on the workshops parking space. We hope it's nothing serious.
Today we traveled from Halifax to Amherst (330 km). We drove about 200 km away from the TCH to see the rock formation «Three sisters». For this, we had to drive on a dirt road for about 13 km. On the way back I wanted to go around a big pit hole and came into soft ground. The result was that our motor home stuck in the mud. I needed someone to pull us out. This worked out fine and everything seems to be OK again.
Today we could pick up our mobile home at the port. All the paper works we had to do prior to this worked like a charm. In about 1.5 hours the whole business was done. The picture shows our mobile home just outside the port. It stands now on Canadian ground and the journey may begin. First, we had to get gasolie, gas, and food. And then we drove to the first campground outside of Halifax.
Today we traveled from Mahone Bay to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada (122 km). On the way, we visited different places. Last night the ship with our mobile home arrived in Halifax. Now we wait until we can get it out of customs. The picture shows a fisher in the Chester Bay, who hauls the net onboard.
Today we traveled from Liverpool to Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada (80 km). We followed the coastline and visited different places. The most important were Luneburg, which was founded 1753 mostly by German, Swiss and French Protestants. My picture shows one street of the historic part in Luneburg.
Today we traveled from Granville Ferry to Yarmouth (140 km). On the way, we visited the Fort in Port Royal, Fort Anne in Annapolis Royal, the artist village of Bear River, the Balancing Rock, the large granite church at St. Bernard and the largest wooden church in Canada at Church Point. The picture shows the famous Balancing Rock.
Today we traveled from Truro to Granville Ferry in Nova Scotia (228 km). We didn't travel on the TCH. Here in the north of Nova Scotia, we learned about the Acadians, the first French settlers and their expulsion by the English. At Grand Pré is a memorial site for the Acadians. The statue of Evangeline is a symbol for the history of the Acadians and is described in a poem by Henry W. Longfellow.
Today we traveled from Port aux Basques on Newfoundland to Truro in Nova Scotia (489 km). The first 180 km we traveled with the ferry from Port aux Basques to North Sydney. The ferry started at midnight and we arrived at 7 am in North Sydney on Cape Breton. Here we left the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) and followed the Marconi Trail to Louisbourg. Louisbourg is a French fortress on Cape Breton. My picture shows a part of the main building. Today after 3 days of traveling we have made already 1389 km on the TCH.
Today we traveled from Grand Falls-Windsor to Port aux Basques in Newfoundland (480 km). After two days on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH), we did a total of 902 km. It rained the whole day and it was foggy. But in Port aux Basques the weather got better and I could watch the ferry arriving in the harbor as my picture shows.
Today we started our project to drive the whole Trans-Canada Highway from St John's in the east to Victoria in the west of Canada. This highway is 7300 km long. Today we did the first 424 km to Grand Falls-Windsor. We will drive to Halifax with our rental car and from there further on with our own RV. By the way, the ship with our RV is today in Liverpool in Great Britain. We have a lot to drive for the next weeks to come. The picture shows the Mile One Center building at the beginning of the Trans-Canada Highway in St John's.
Today was a nice and sunny day. We went iceberg spotting. The website icebergfinder.com told us where to search for them. The picture shows one iceberg we saw at Pouch Cove in Newfoundland, Canada.
20.01 | 23:20
Danke für deinen Kommentar. Ich denke oft an die Zeit mit dir in Lima. Uns geht es gut. Wir wohnen wieder in St. Gallen und können wegen Corona seit einem Jahr nicht mehr reisen. Bis bald
19.01 | 23:43
Hallo Erwin, wie geht es Dir und Katharina, ich hoffe gut. Bin nach langer Zeit in Deine Webseite gegangen und hier habt wirklich eine schöne Zeit als "Nomaden" verbracht. Wir bleiben in Kontakt.
26.09 | 11:47
Danke, dass euch unsere Band TEARS FOR BEERS am St.Gallerfest 2018 gefallen hat und wir es auf eure Homepage geschafft haben.
12.05 | 17:39
Danke für deine immer interessanten Berichte. Ich wünsche gutes Gelingen und einen starken Durchhaltewillen. En Gruess