SAINT ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA, NEW BRUNS

Trip Start Aug 30, 2013
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Trip End Mar 01, 2014


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

       Since the Federal Government hasn't opened the National Parks for us to go to Acadia, we jumped out of bed Saturday morning,  packed our back packs, and headed to Canada for a day trip. We had packed our passports in case we did decide to go to Canada.  Did that come in handy.  As we go through customs, since I haven't been to Canada before, (Leon had been to Halifax.)  we had to go in for a background check.  Mine came back that Janiebob was wanted in ten states for writing too many travel blogs.  LOL.
     The fall leaves were so brilliant and colorful on the drive to Canada.  We were only a 2 1/2 hour drive from our campground in Holden, Maine.  The weather was perfect for a fall drive.  We drove to Saint Andrews-by-the-sea.  It is one of Canada's oldest, best preserved, 18th century towns.  It was recommended by a couple from Canada at our campsite.  The town was very scenic.  Sorta reminded me of Bar Harbor, Maine.
     It was chilly walking out on the Market Wharf.  The sun was bright and the wind was crisp.  Had a time trying to catch a shot of the Canadian flag, because of the wind.
I sorta......wanted to go out on one of the whale watching tour ships on Canda's Passamaguoddy Bay.  My instincts kept saying "TOO COLD!!  We stayed ashore and strolled the wharf and the historic St. Andrew's Harbor.  You could see the Pendleburg Light House and the shops on Water Street.
     Later in the afternoon we drove the Water Street's picturque drive along the coast.  Pulled off and enjoyed walking the rocky trail along the shore.  Leon picked up a piece of driftwood for Donna to make a candleholder to sit on the ledge in her bathroom (That she's been wanting).  AHa!!   Now she can have one from Canada.
     Picked up a few sea shells also.  Let's hope we get back through customs.
Getting back into the USA we stopped in Ellsworth, Maine.  Had a delicious meal at Union Bay Lobster Pot.  The reviews were  great and it certainly met our expectations of lobster. The steamed clam in the shell I could pass on next time.
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Donna Fulkerson on

Water and Electric and a place to drain the septic any KOA is A-OK as long as I'm with you..... I'm excited that I will be getting a candle holder made by my favorite Dad.

Lynne Prate on

Enjoy reading about your adventures..beautiful scenery..except I think you guys need camping buddies...call me anytime! Haha..safe travels...Love you guys

Rose Ann Payne on

beautiful pics, sounds a great trip.

Stacy on

We are having coffee this morning and catching up on your blog. It sounds like you are have having an amazing time. Steve and I were just discussing the government shut down and wondering if it had affected you.
Your trip in to Canada sounded beautiful. Cheers :)))))

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