Sunday, July 13, 2014

St. Croix, Tidal Bore and More Friends

We left St. Margaret’s Bay on Wednesday to move about 55 miles to St. Croix, near Windsor, NS. It was a little foggy that morning.

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By the time we arrived at the St. Croix off-ramp, the fog had lifted and we were met by Gary Hunter to lead us to his house.

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Denny & Susie parked next to the Hunters’ motorhome in the driveway, but we had to wait for a tow truck to come move it out because of mechanical problems, and to make space for ours.

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There was plenty of room to park in front, as there’s a pull-out on the road in front of their house and the entrance to a church next door.

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Everything seems to take longer than expected when you’re waiting, but the tow truck finally arrived (about 3 hours late) to pull the Dutch Star out.

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I’m sure the tow truck operator appreciated all the expert advice from Don, Denny and Gary! Actually, he was very friendly and chatted with us like he was having a great day. Never saw such a cheerful tow truck driver!

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The motorhome had to be pulled out of the driveway, but they couldn’t get the drive train disconnected. So they pulled it out with a cable, with Gary controlling the speed going downhill.

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Then they attached the tow truck to the rear and away they went!

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When Don pulled our coach in, he stayed close to the passenger side and there was plenty of room for both motorhomes’ slides. We even had separate 15 amp service for both.

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It was time for relaxing on the deck and beginning to solve the world’s problems. During our 3-day visit, we spent lots of time on this deck.

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While in this area, we saw a Tidal Bore. If you’ve never heard of a tidal bore, Wikipedia says it is “a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.” We didn’t see a dramatic one, but it was still interesting. Here are some pictures showing the wave.

Wish I knew how to insert an arrow in the picture…Look across the middle of the first one.

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Look at right side middle here.

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Note the wave coming through the arc of mud on the left bank.

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We drove a couple of miles further up the river and watched from a bridge.

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As the bore approached us, the wave was a little more evident because it was in a narrower space.

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Our lunch at this colorful restaurant on the Atlantic coast east of Halifax was a lot more exciting.

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When we first arrived the power was off all over the area. Gary left his phone number in case it came back on soon, and we left to find another place. He got a call as soon as we were a few miles away, so we returned, and we had the place to ourselves. Pam is on the left with their granddaughter Nevayeh, and Gary is on the right. I’m sure you recognize the other faces.

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After lunch we did a little tourist shop browsing. I should be saving all our lobster shells.

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I now know two more things to do with leftover yarn.

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This might be a good RV Christmas tree.

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Now we’ve been warned…good to know!

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Gary & Pam were wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our time with them and their family. Thanks, Friends! See you in Arizona next Spring.

3 comments:

  1. Is that knitted fish covering a wine bottle?

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    1. Jan, yes it's a fish, it's crocheted and I suppose it could be used to cover a wine bottle or a blender or just about anything tall.

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    2. Okay,no dragon affair medling.....got it! Cute!

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