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Our vehicles at 719 Mourning Dove Way, Jojoba Hills SKP park. Why does the Alfa look so bright and the Jeep so dim? Their left sides are parallel, 15 feet apart, both appliance white, and the Jeep has been washed!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Back in the USA

We hopped along the Southern Shore and Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, staying a few days at each of four parks. All of them had very poor or almost nonexistent WiFi connections. I am so far behind in posting, that I have decided to defer writing about this part of our travels until sometime in the future when I have more time. Perhaps I will do a "back in time" post or two when we are wintering at Jojoba Hills.

For now, Craig wanted to post the following: 

[From Craig] Our last stop in Nova Scotia was at the Five Islands Ocean Resort. The main things of interest there are the five islands close to the north shore of the Minas Basin, a branch of the Bay of Fundy, and the tides which are the biggest in the world.  (Why do I remember learning that the biggest tides were in Scotland as a child?)

So I spent two days taking pictures of the islands and the tides.  Here are two panoramas put together with Photoshop, each spanning about 180 degrees, a half-circle.




The lower image (of low tide) needs a bit of explanation.  The Minas Basin is still visible as the little blue horizontal strip in the middle of the picture.  The white areas that are closer, have no depth but are reflective water films on top of the muddy ocean floor.  I tried to walk to Moose Island, the big one in the center.  But the mud kept trying to take my shoes off, so I turned back about 2% of the way there.



Longtime readers may remember that we visited Key West in December 2014.  At the time, I took this picture of Merikay at the south end of US Highway 1.  

Somehow it didn't make it into the blog at the time, but I've remembered it as part of a fun memory.





























Today (Sunday August 21 2016) we re-entered the US after six weeks in Canada's maritime provinces: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.  


Since we were in northern Maine, I persuaded Merikay to take a short detour to the north end of US Highway 1 in Fort Kent, Maine.  We found that there was no corresponding sign marking the end (or start) of US 1, but the Fort Kent police dispatcher suggested this sign as the best one available.

So now we have visited both ends of our country's "first highway".

Do you like adventures like this?


10 comments:

  1. The beginning and end of highway 1...now that's pretty cool. Kudos for making the extra effort. I don't think I've seen anyone do that before.

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  2. Welcome back to the USA, we have done both ends of hwy 1 again many years ago but no pics to show for it, long before blogging. Glad you enjoyed the Maritimes. Travel safe.

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  3. Love the idea of the beginning and end of the route. Welcome back to the land of Internet again.

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  4. Such a great idea to take those two pictures. We talk about doing route 66 from beginning to end someday (or is that from end to beginning?) :)

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  5. I'm glad to hear from you, it has been a while. Looking forward to you posts about your time in Canada. Have you taken notes so you can remember?

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    1. If you take as many pictures as we do, notes aren't much needed. Except, of course, when we can't recall that darned detail!

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  6. Great idea, we have been to the end of US-41, now we have to go to the beginning. Then US-1, then ....

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    1. That's the spirit! As you probably know, 41 runs from upper Michigan to somewhere near Miami.

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  7. I guess someday we will have to go to the beginning...

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  8. My folks used to own property in Ft Kent. We have also had our pictures at that same sign, I think over the years we've traveled the whole of Rt 1.

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