Wednesday, August 09, 2006

"New" Tour Days 16 to 20: Miramichi, New Brunswick

Wednesday Aug 9: Shediac, New Brunswick.

Glorious weather today as we head north along the "Acadian Coast" of Canada's only officially bilingual province. Picturesque fishing villages and photo ops abound. Met Remi Legacy of Fero disposal. He's enjoying his smart and saving on fuel costs so much that the company are planning to get another 3 on the road.

Tuesday Aug 8: North Sydney, Nova Scotia

Drove through Cape Breton island. Heavy rain at times. Had to pull off the highway at one point as the smart was aquaplaning. Set up camp at Beausejour Camping near Shediac, New Brunswick.

Monday Aug 7: Deer Lake, Newfoundland

After a quick grocery shopping pit stop at Dominion in Corner Brook, we headed to the ferry docks at Port aux Basques. While waiting for the boat, we met another smart driver David Drummond who was returning to his home in Sussex, NB. David, who often travels to Newfoundland, is very pleased with his car and often has to answer questions about how the smart handles the high wind conditions on "The Rock". The answers is, "just fine". I think it would be much more dangerous pulling a motor home behind a fifth-wheel.
This time we travelled on the Leif Eriksson and were entertained by two local musicians who told "Newfie" jokes between numbers. We slept very soundly at the Best Western North Star Inn in North Sydney, NS.

Sunday Aug 6: St John's, Newfoundland

Did the laundry and packed up the night before for early departure - were on the road at 6 am headed for Deer Lake, NL. Reached the Driftwood Inn at about 2 o'clock and were glad to get out of the car despite enjoying the wonderful scenery en route. Walked down to Tim Horton's for a bite to eat. It was one of the best we'd ever been to, and that's saying something. The cleanliness, floor layout, recycling bins and service were top notch. After watching Jenson Button with the Hungarian Grand Prix, we had dinner at Jungle Jim's which was in the motel.

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