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Old 08-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #101
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My bad and thanks for letting me know.
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What are the highlights here?
My plan was to tour Halifax.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #102
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Day 10: Conclusion (2 days ago)

Almost everyone who visits PEI talks about this restaurant located in the basement of a church, so I had to go there to find out what is it all about. I'll do this by the pics I took:
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I ordered the special for the day which was the 1.5 lbs Lobster. I could have asked for a female Lobster, maybe next time.

You got to try it if you visit PEI...
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #103
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Day 11: Yesterday traveling from PEI to Nova Scotia

Breaking Camp:
I'm starting to have a routine taking things down in the trailer as is, so that when I get to my next site I just put them back up with minimum time and effort. I still did my check list via memory, too lazy to read the list from my PDA and I did fine by memory.
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I took the scenic route, speed limit between 70-90 kph

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I decided to take the bridge $51 to NS instead of the Ferry for $91, there was a jam for 15 minutes delay at the bridge
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There were lots of views like this on the way to my camp site

I was able to set up before 9:30 pm, the bugs were out and it rained all night with strong winds. For 4 nights I'll be using my Champion 2k between 10 am and 8 pm, restriction in the park.

BTW today last year was when I got my A128S, I am very happy with it and for a present to the TT I took it to Nova Scotia the farthest I ever taken it, set it up on hill where it got pouring rain and strong wind last night. I think it liked it and would welcome more lol....TT handle the elements with flying colors.
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My setup and what I see through the inside window. I was lucky to not have any close by neighbors, the GEN in the blue tent has been running today since 10am, that reminds me to turn it off now, I just broke the park's rule...lol

Happy Camping with a GEN!
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:02 PM   #104
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Day 12-14: (Aug 14) Nova Scotia camping at Whycocomagh Provincial park http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/whycocomagh.asp

I enjoyed the place very much. I was lucky it was not busy when I was there because the sites I was on were small.
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Perfect spot to watch the sunset
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While I was there I saw these places, the red pin represents pictures that were taken there
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My GPS gadgets to video my trip, take pictures and travel log, the Garmin GPS watch collects my travel stats which I could upload to my computer and replay the path I traveled with speed stats too, ok I was speeding sometimes lol.

I was here at the North side of NS for 4 days. I'm now in Laurie Provincial park for 3 days, this place is close to Halifax.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #105
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Day 15-16: ( past 2 days) I'm at Laurie Provincial Park http://www.novascotiaparks.ca/parks/laurie.asp
This site is perfect for me because I want to tour the capital city of each province I visited. It is less than an hour to Halifax.

So far on my trip, the next day after getting to my campsite I just want to rest and relax. I arrived on Day 15, setup with lots of daylight to spare. This place does not have power so I use my GEN as before.
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I used two extension cords, I could hardly hear the GEN noise at this distance, I locked it with a cable around the tree.

On Day 15 yesterday, I attempted to go to the city in the afternoon but found Sobeys grocery store 9 km later. So I decided to shop for food and actually got a 1.5 lbs live female lobster. I decided to turn around to my site and have the cooked whole chicken I got for lunch and I'm having the lobster for dinner. Lol after lunch I took a siesta and there goes the afternoon.

After I got up, I started a camp fire and found out that I am no expert starting a nice fire:
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My first attempt on this trip and I did a lousy job...Help!

Gee I ate the lobster too fast, using lots of melted butter to deep and steam rice, I forgot to take a picture, oh well, it was fat, tasty and juicy, because it was a female it had lots of red roe....yummy!

Day 17 today coming up, my last full day in Nova Scotia....boo!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:27 PM   #106
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Day 17: (yesterday) Tour Peggy's Cove and Halifax Citadel

Here are some of the pics from my tour:
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360 panorama shots of Peggy's Cove
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Interesting place to visit...

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I learned something new about the history Halifax Citadel...

I enjoyed the day being a tourist and this was my last day in Nova Scotia. I'm going back to New Brunswick for 4 days at the Fundy National Park.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #107
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Day 18: (yesterday) Traveling from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/nb/fundy/index.aspx
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GPS:45.49883,-63.67917 Toll $5.25
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My driving endurance have improved, I was able to do this trip without a break but it was the TV that needed the break, it had only 10 liters gas left when I got to my site. I have spare gas tanks for the GEN 20 liters worth left just in case. Fortunately there is a gas station 5 km from this site http://goo.gl/maps/iVlQ1

I definitely have a routine for setting up and breaking camp now. This time I left the screen room tent attached to the A-Frame. If it is wet, I could put a tarp under it to prevent the water to get in the trailer. This process saved me time setting up the screen room. The site I'm on has hard gravel surface, so I used the peg less system I have posted in my other thread, worked great. In addition to more peg less here is a pic
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The front pole goes on top of the log and this replaces a couple of pegs, the water jug on the log gives it more stability.
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The front tarp gives me shelter from the rain going in/out the screen room and the bike too. I like this site, it has both 30A and water service.

BTW the pop up gazebo I got for this trip broke, good thing the screen room is holding its own.

I can't believe it 4 more nights and I'm heading home. I could do more camping but the day trips touring is killing me lol...I just want to hangout at my campsite, relax and enjoy nature.

Happy Camping!
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #108
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Bay of Fundy's High/Low tides
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Simply Amazing!
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High tide at 12:30 pm
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Low tide at 6:30 pm
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #109
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I was at Moncton today to checkout the Magnetic Hill and Tidal Bore.

I missed the Tidal Bore, twice a day a wave comes down the river and some surfers rides the wave.
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They call this chocolate river. The water is at its highest in the pic. Here is a clip about the wave
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-br...urism-843.html

The Magnetic hill is interesting, here is link about it
I paid $5 for the experience. I did it twice, going backwards and going forward.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #110
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Day 21: My last night of my trip to the East Coast

Wow what an experience doing this trip solo with my A128S. I survived the outdoors camping for 21 days and actually enjoyed every day of it. For a guy who loves the city and never imagine spending more than a week camping, now I could say I could live outdoor with my TT. I could take a little of what I'm use to at home in my trips, like my gadgets, HD TV, movies and the Internet but I can never take what I experienced in these trips home. So I guess I'll be doing more trips like this in the future with my A128S.
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After traveling over 4000 km from the start, I think I should be able to handle this drive to the end home tomorrow. I may take a couple of hours break at Ottawa, there is an On-Route service stop, I could pop-up my TT and take a break nap.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:58 PM   #111
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Congratulations on a fun trip, Marc. I've been following your posts and I'd say it's been a real adventure. It probably makes you want to branch out even more. Next year the West? North or south of the border? Have a safe drive the rest of the way home.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:44 AM   #112
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Thanks for sharing your experience. I've enjoyed keeping up with your progress, and seeing some of the sights through your pictures. Safe travels home!
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #113
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Great diary. You are an inspiration to all of us city living, gadget loving campers.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:07 PM   #114
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Thanks guys, it is nice to know that people read my post. Knowing you guys are there makes me feel not being alone in my trip. I know someone will response for any issues I post of my TT and TV. Fortunately both my TT and TV worked great in my trip so far.

So here I am experiencing for the first time, sleeping in the OnRoute rest stop. I just got here an hour ago. I pop-up my trailer and within 5 minutes I have a bed ready.
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Travel log, going over 125 kph was smooth sailing with the Aframe but this was just to pass. I usually go 105 kph to get better gas mileage.
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My A128S and the big rigs

I'm so tired now, I need my rest before taking the last 450 km drive home.

Good night and I hope I could sleep with the big rigs coming in and out of here.

Zzzzzzz
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:01 AM   #115
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How does it feel to sleep with the big dogs? I've wondered about setting up at truck stops. While I wouldn't have done it in my tent popup, your little hard side pup looks snug and secure amid those menacing big boys.
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Thats a great photo of the A with the big guys!
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What On Route did you stop at? Glad to hear you had a great time on the east coast. Great pictures and written account of your trip.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #118
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I'm glad to be back home. The rest in OnRoute stop helped a lot. The noise of the diesel trucks did not bother me at all and no one gave me a hard time sleeping over there. I guessed I was so tired even if they try to wake me up I wouldn't hear them...lol

Here is the GPS spot of the OnRoute I slept in: 45.20283,-74.36283 http://goo.gl/maps/FH0FG

I had my 6 hours sleep and I thought putting the fridge to level 1.5 and in batteries last night will survive but no, I hope my batteries did not get damaged because of that stupid smart idea. I checked the battery and it charged alright.

Since this is my first time doing the sleep over, I was not organized. My gas tank was buried at the back so I was too lazy to take it out to power the fridge, next time I'll make sure it is easily accessible. It was also cold in the morning, the furnace could have kept me warm too.

Maybe I'll try a Wallmart parking lot next time...

Guess what, I am camping again this coming long weekend! But this time with friends....

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Old 08-30-2013, 09:06 PM   #119
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I used this app to keep track of my gas usage in my trip:
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DriveMate Fuel Lite, I like this app because it is free and it is so easy to update.

My TV gas mileage is so poor when towing my A128S but I am glad that it did its job of getting me home safely with no problems from this wonderful East Coast trip adventure.

Here is the link of OnRoute http://onroute.ca/
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Checkout the trailer symbol. I think next time I will sleep over here and I do not have to deal with the big trucks' idling engines.
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Highway 401 is where the OnRoute stops are, enjoy our highway when you visit Ontario
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That is what I saw in the morning I got up at OnRoute the next day and drove home well rested

West Coast Canada your my next challenge but I think I'll do this when I get my next TV with at least over 600 lbs tongue limit.

Thanks a lot for this forum and everyone who kept up with my adventure by reading my posts. Even though I went solo in my trip I felt I had a group with me by my side, I enjoyed sharing my adventure here...lol my family does not know about this forum and my nick name KO777...please don't tell lol.
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Checkout the trailer symbol. I think next time I will sleep over here and I do not have to deal with the big trucks' idling engines.
The trailer sign is showing a dump station. I do not believe you want to sleep in this area. Glad you had a great trip. Your gas mileage was not that bad when towing. That is about average when towing.
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