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Canada’s East Coast Trip: 

Canada’s East Coast Trip Ran and Samantha Aug 2006

The Route: 

The Route

Statistics: 

Statistics Time: 14 days Distance: ~8,000km Fuel used: ~500 L Bugs splattered on car: ~43,000,000 Provinces visited: 5 Time Zones Visited: 3

This is how we got to Newfoundland: 

This is how we got to Newfoundland

Not this way: 

Not this way

Scenery: 

Scenery

St. Lawrence – first stop: 

St. Lawrence – first stop

World’s longest covered bridge: 

World’s longest covered bridge

Fredericton Victorian architecture: 

Fredericton Victorian architecture

Lunenburg – world heritage site: 

Lunenburg – world heritage site

Moon over Lunenburg harbour: 

Moon over Lunenburg harbour

Peggy’s Cove harbour: 

Peggy’s Cove harbour

Peggy’s Cove harbour: 

Peggy’s Cove harbour

Peggy’s Cove famous light house: 

Peggy’s Cove famous light house

Theodore Tugboat in Halifax: 

Theodore Tugboat in Halifax

Tidal Bore at low tide: 

Tidal Bore at low tide

St. Ann’s Gaelic College: 

St. Ann’s Gaelic College

One big Fiddle in Sydney: 

One big Fiddle in Sydney

Falls at Gros Morne National Park: 

Falls at Gros Morne National Park

Seaside stone tree: 

Seaside stone tree

Gros Morne seaside: 

Gros Morne seaside

Sunset at Newfoundland: 

Sunset at Newfoundland

Lighthouse at Rocky harbour: 

Lighthouse at Rocky harbour

Moon rising over ocean: 

Moon rising over ocean

Sun Rising over same ocean: 

Sun Rising over same ocean

Sun still rising: 

Sun still rising

Newtown – fish drying stage: 

Newtown – fish drying stage

Cape Spear re-enactment of French versus British – fog seemed appropriate!: 

Cape Spear re-enactment of French versus British – fog seemed appropriate!

View from Cape Spears – Eastern Most Point in North America: 

View from Cape Spears – Eastern Most Point in North America Notice the squid eating the whale in the background while a boat runs into the rocks. Great view!!!

Bona Vista Lighthouse: 

Bona Vista Lighthouse

Cape Ray Lighthouse: 

Cape Ray Lighthouse

Shitmore hills at Cape Ray: 

Shitmore hills at Cape Ray This was the best spot in the world to take a poo. Look at this view!!!

Cabot Trail: 

Cabot Trail

View from our window on the Cabot Trail: 

View from our window on the Cabot Trail

The Hector at Pictou: 

The Hector at Pictou

Bay of Fundy national Park: 

Bay of Fundy national Park

Three Tier Falls at Fundy National Park: 

Three Tier Falls at Fundy National Park

Bay of Fundy at Low Tide: 

Bay of Fundy at Low Tide

Activities: 

Activities

Sailing at Lunenberg: 

Sailing at Lunenberg

Magnetic Hill: 

Magnetic Hill Looks like the car should be rolling forward?!?! It didn’t! Just a stupid optical illusion.

Alexander Keith’s Brewery in Halifax: 

Alexander Keith’s Brewery in Halifax

Alexander Graham Bell’s Museum in Baddeck: 

Alexander Graham Bell’s Museum in Baddeck With his team he designed this hydrofoil which achieved over 100km/h speed records at Baddeck

Sexiest Guard on Citadel Hill in Halifax: 

Sexiest Guard on Citadel Hill in Halifax

Samantha exploring the ocean floor at low tide. She didn’t explore at high tide.: 

Samantha exploring the ocean floor at low tide. She didn’t explore at high tide.

Ran’s puffy hair during Zodiac ride: 

Ran’s puffy hair during Zodiac ride

Camping at Trinity bay Lighthouse. We were blown away by the beauty – and wind.: 

Camping at Trinity bay Lighthouse. We were blown away by the beauty – and wind.

Skipping Stones: 

Skipping Stones

Samantha captured by pirates. She was later released.: 

Samantha captured by pirates. She was later released.

Wildlife: 

Wildlife

Bald Eagle: 

Bald Eagle

Moose: 

Moose

Girl Moose: 

Girl Moose

Alf: 

Alf

Gannet: 

Gannet Spectacular flyer that dives at fish from great heights (30 m). Fills its feathers with air to reduce the impact with the water. When they dive in sequence a series of splashes makes it looks like carpet bombing.

Lobster: 

Lobster

Porpoises: 

Porpoises

Jellyfish: 

Jellyfish

Kittiwake: 

Kittiwake

Pilot Whales: 

Pilot Whales

Pilot Whales: 

Pilot Whales

Puffin: 

Puffin These cute little guys look like flying penguins. They are as agile as a hippo on a pogo stick, and stay aloft due to continuous flapping – not aerodynamics.

Cormorants: 

Cormorants

Bald eagle (adolescent): 

Bald eagle (adolescent)

Bald eagle (adolescent) chasing hawk: 

Bald eagle (adolescent) chasing hawk

Bald Eagle on perch: 

Bald Eagle on perch

Plants: 

Plants

Pitcher Plant: 

Pitcher Plant Lives symbiotically with larvae. It provides the water filled pitchers in which the larvae live and hunt insects. The plant is provided with vitamins and nutrients.

Mushrooms: 

Mushrooms

Geology: 

Geology

Pillow Lava: 

Pillow Lava

Big stone collection: 

Big stone collection

Table Flats: 

Table Flats The mantle of the earth is visible here – no crust covering it. From this region the idea of tectonic plates arose.

Ocean arch: 

Ocean arch

Bay of Fundy: 

Bay of Fundy Worlds largest tides – 14 m

Hopewell Rocks – also known as the Flower Pots: 

Hopewell Rocks – also known as the Flower Pots

Low Tide: 

Low Tide

High Tide: 

High Tide

Low Tide: 

Low Tide

High Tide: 

High Tide

The End: 

The End

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