21 June 2013
A 6 hour drive from Saint John NB via Hwys 1,104 and 102 thru Moncton and Turo. We were advised to get gas in New Brunswick as it was 5 to 10 cents cheaper. Must say gas prices are consistent in each province.
Said goodby to Rockwood Park ducks and probably my only encounter with a moose at the museum. Looking forward to our arrival in Halifax.
Downside is my iPhone 4 is giving me problems again in that it needs constant charging and gets very hot. Well upon arrival it finally died.
Took it to an Apple store and they could not do anything. Cannot purchase and activate phone in Canada so will have to wait until we get to Montreal and drive over to NY and Plattsburg.Verizon will replace for free or give me good price on newer version. Verizon forwarded my number to John's;however, text cannot be forwarded. Have also noticed that since we turned our data off, cannot get voice mail on our Canada phone plan. Not sure the reason behind this.
The Woodhaven RV park which is actually located in Hammond Plains is advertised as the closest park to Halifax. A wooded park and somewhat expensive $540 for two weeks including tax which is 15% on everything.
Our first site did not give us internet access to their carrier so we moved from site 9 next to playground to 9 on F Lane across from the laundry room and wi fi.
After getting settled we drove into Halifax and visited the Harbor and Visitor Center.
Halifax was established in 1749 and incorporated in 1842. It is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and capital of Nova Scotia. It is situated on one of the largest natural harbors in the world with the location serving as an ideal location for the military which was protected by a series of batteries
including the Halifax Citadel. We will visit there tomorrow and other locations in Point Pleasant Park.
In driving here, noticed how un-littered the highways are. Seems the Canadians in what we have observed are very respectful of the environment. It is also very dog friendly and owners are very good at cleaning up after their dogs.