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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Visit to St Andrews

15 June 2013

Filled the Malibu before heading to St Andrews west of here. What a shock, $1.25/liter. 3.79 liters to gallon. Do the math.. 10 gal came to almost $50.

Driving on Canada 1 in Saint John I remarked to John that they sure have a lot of cameras atop the light poles. Knew my eyes were getting worse and when he said those aren't cameras they are sea gulls. HEE HEE.

St Andrews is a quaint town on the Passamaquoddy Bay around 60 miles from the campground in Saint John. It was founded in 1783 by United Empire Loyalists and is one of Canada's oldest towns. The streets are named after British royalty. Many historic houses remain in the area as well as the St Andrews blockhouse and earthworks. A famous CP hotel, The Algonquin remains and is presently undergoing a complete rennovation. The first hotel was built in 1889, burned in 1914 and rebuilt.
Suggest doing the walking tour in the historic area.
St Andrews Blockhouse

Plaque

Cannons Guarding the Bay

Soldier in Training

At Attention

Summer Cottage next to Blockhouse

Passamaquoddy Bay

Mural

Algonquin Hotel

Algonquin Hotel
Town Square St Andrews

Lighthouse St Andrews

Water Street St Andrews


Our next stop was St George and a photo of the Gorge Falls and some ice cream. St George sits on the banks of the Magaguadavic River. At one time it was the center of the granite industry. Below the falls you can observe the Atlantic Salmon maneuvering the fish ladder.
Gorge Falls St George

It was a long day but well worth the drive.

Also, Tim Horton's is the best place for donuts and coffee. Far better and fresher than Dunkin Donuts.

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