15-25 August 1995
Or How much can 4
Campagna's fit in 10 days?
- Drove from Boston (OK Norwood really) to Portland, Maine
- Took the Scotia
Prince over night.
- Arrived in Yarmouth
- Drove on the Light House
Route towards Halifax."...we drove and drove and
drove. We stopped a few times to see lighthouses and the ocean. The waves
were pretty big. A couple of beaches were closed because of the rip tides
from hurricane Felix.(In Florida) We did get to
see a lot of fishing boats that were docked because of the
- Stopped in Lockport and Crescent Beach
- Stopped in Lunenburg
where we visited the Bluenose II
- Stayed the night at in Black Point at the Grand View Motel-"While we were watching Star
Trek the hotel owner came out in full Scottish dress and played
bagpipes for a half and hour. It was neat."
- Peggy's Cove-Hint
get there early, before all the tour busses!
- Prospect-A less touristy fishing village.
- Arrived in Halifax
- The Halifax Citadel
Museum of the Atlantic-"There we learned about the
great explosion of 1917
when a boat carrying TNT and other explosives for the war was hit by
another boat, causing the largest man made explosion before Hiroshima. It
flattened most of the city. Then we learned that the Massachusetts Relief
Fund help out with a lot of the rebuilding and now every year Halifax
donates a Christmas tree to Boston. (The one at the Prudential)
- CSS Arcadia-A ship at the Maritime Museum
- We stayed in Dartmouth
- After dinner we walked over to the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal.
- In the park we came upon the Dartmouth Youth World Peace Memorial.
"There was also a world peace memorial with pieces of
stones from countries from all around the world. The one from the U.S. was
a piece of rubble from a dismantled missile silo. There was also a bit of
volcano, a piece of the Great Wall of China and a huge chunk of the Berlin
- Bras d'or
Lakes Scenic Drive
- Alexander Graham
Bell National Historic Site-"I learned several
interesting thing at the museum.
-He was born in Scotland.
-He wanted to be known as a teacher of the deaf.
-He had many other inventions that he did just for fun.
-He had his summer home on Cape Breton Island and that is where he was
- Fortress of
Louisbourg -"The Louisbourg Fortress was
interesting. It was owned mostly by the French. They portrayed it in
1744. There were people dressed in clothes of that period. They had good
bread. Their main export was cod."
- Drove the Sunrise Trail
Through the North Umberland Straights
- Stopped in Pictou and had lunch
on Caribou Beach.
- Springhill Miner's Museum-"Springhill was the site
of the biggest mining accident in history. (There were actually 3
accidents, the worst happened in the 50's.) The mine was 2 miles deep and
a 'bump' collapsed the mine. A bump is sort of like an earthquake, but it
just comes straight up from underground. They still don't know exactly
what caused it.(The bump) We got to go down in
the mine and dig for coal."
- Walked along the Bay of
Fundy Shore.-"We walked along the beach where the
tide was coming up at about 1 foot per 45 seconds."(This was the
last entry in the journal...it seems I got lazy or tired.)
- Drove the Glooscap
- Hidden Falls-I couldn't you tell where this is...my Dad has a nose for
finding water falls.
- Tidal View
Farm to see the Tidal
- Took the Scotia Prince back to Portland, Maine.
- Drove back to Boston(Norwood actually)
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