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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Bienvenue 'A Saint John NB

13 June 2013

A 4 hour drive from Bangor to Saint John New Brunswick via Hwy 9 and Canada 1. Customs a breeze. We are camped until the 21st at Rockwood Park Campground recommended by friends Verna and Trevor. We met them at Warren AFB in Cheyenne in 2010. This is closest campground to Saint John and very nice. Full hookup with 30amp, good campground wifi and satellite. We discontinued our Verizon data while in Canada due to high cost. We did keep phone and text. Cost for site 39 is $195 for 8 nights including tax. Laundry is 2 loonies $2 for washer and dryer. Must be loonie and not quarters. The park has several lakes, walking paths, restaurant and view of Saint John. Recreation equipment can be rented in the park. Trying to convince John to rent a kayak.
Site 39

Map of Park

Only Moose Sighting this Trip

Lake at Park

After settling in we drove into Saint John to visit Carleton Martello Tower and Fort Howe as well as a drive through the historic downtown.

Martello Tower was constructed in 1812 to block western land approach to Saint John.During WW II it served as a fire control tower to protect the headquarters.

Martello Tower

Tower and Visitor Center

View of Saint John from Tower

Another View of Saint John from Tower

Fort Howe overlooks Saint John River and built in 1777 to guard approach during the American Revolutionary War from attack and again in 1812. It remained in military hands until 1914. In 1778 a treaty with the Indians was signed to ensure their loyalty. A blockhouse and monument remain.

Blockhouse Fort Howe

Monument Fort Howe

Drove down to ferry terminal to see departing ferry from Saint John to Digby Nova Scotia which takes 3 hours. We will drive to Halifax.

Saint John New Brunswick is located on the Bay of Fundy and around 100K from the border.There are several museums,many outdoor adventures, whale watching and one of the last remaining coastal wildernesses in North America. Could spend a month and not experience all of New Brunswick.

Weather is not very good..cloudy with rain predicted. Hoping for improvement as we have lots to do in the area..

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