The 2011 Trip
Part 184 – Edmundston, New Brunswick to Glenholme, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

We were up early to find our old friends from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Thunder Bay camped behind us. We had a great visit. He is French and speaks it but they are so fed up with Quebec and Montreal in particular they claim they are contacting their member of parliament when they get home to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. We were telling them about Elm River at Glenholme and Land of Evangeline at Evangeline Beach so hope to see them at one, the other or both.

We pulled the front blocks from under the trailer and stowed them before our visit. We just sit the trailer on two front blocks to steady it up and take some weight off the truck. After the visit we got on the road for an early start at 8AM.

This is two kilometres north of the Aroostok, New Brunswick exit on route two.

Just north of the Perth-Andover exit we came across an accident. It looks like the driver of one of those large 18-wheelers went to sleep and landed on his side in the ditch. There was lots of activity with a large tow truck waiting to pull it all out of the ditch. There was another 18-wheeler there and it looked like they were loading the cargo from the one in the ditch into that. I stopped so Joan could get these photos but we have no idea how the driver fared.
Our first stop was at the Irving Big Stop at Waterville, New Brunswick at 9:45AM. There we took on board $85.73 of diesel. There is everything on the bill but the price per litre and the number of litres taken on. After taking on the diesel I parked the truck and trailer out front so that it was easily seen from route 2. We then had lunch at the Salmon Pool Restaurant that is part of that Big Stop. While eating we noticed our friends from Thunder Bay drive by.
This is the Saint John River Valley.
One can see the river was flooded from all the wet weather that has taken place lately.

Our next stop was at 1:20PM when we pulled into the Irving Station for diesel. There were so many vehicles there we could not get near the diesel pump. One customer gave us hell for parking where we did to see if we could get in. That did it! I simply drove across the street and filled the tank at the Salisbury Ultramar Station at Salisbury, New Brunswick. We took on board 67.816 litres at $1.252 per litre for a total of $84.91. This bill gave one all the detail they would want including the taxes paid. We paid a total of $23.94 in taxes. News to me. I always felt most of the price of diesel was tax. The wind was blowing so hard on that hill it felt as though it would blow the trailer over.

It was a nice sunny day but the wind was unreal. The others were travelling the speed limit and more. I stuck to my steady 60MPH and enjoyed the ride. The route is four-lane so the others simply went flying by.


This is the RCI (Radio Canada International) transmitter site on the Tantramar Marsh. The studio is located in Montreal. This is the short wave service provided by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. At least at one time that was what it was called. Nova Scotia is nearly an island and this Marsh is the portion of real estate that joins Nova Scotia to New Brunswick.
Joan almost managed a good photo of the sign welcoming one to Nova Scotia. This is the border between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

When we came to the sign that stated it was the last exit before the toll highway through the Cobequid Pass in Nova Scotia we swung off on the old number four highway and came in to Glenholme more or less the back way. That was the main highway through there until they built that toll road. It was a busy road. Now it has a speed limit of either 70 or 80 kilometres per hour. A notice that no trucks are allowed on that road (so they have to use the toll road) and they must have taken lessons from Quebec. It is one rough stretch of road but it was good to see all the old familiar sights once more.

This is a smooth stretch on old route four showing the Wentworth Valley. It is a rather pretty drive especially when the leaves are in full colour in the fall of the year.
One can tell the wind was blowing a gale when there are white caps on Folly Lake.
This is a view from the top of Folly Mountain. The water in the distance is Cobequid Bay, that portion of the Bay of Fundy that goes inland towards the town of Truro, Nova Scotia.
We pulled into the Elm River Campground at 3:30PM for our last campground of the trip. This was our first campground so we felt it would be right to make it our last. This way we will have clean tanks in the morning and a fresh load of water in order to park in Mitch's yard.
This is the view when one enters The Elm River Campground or RV Park coming in from old route four and Folly Mountain. One can see a front view way back in part two.

The mileage from Edmundston, New Brunswick to Glenholme, Nova Scotia was 605 kilometres. It was another rather lengthy day.

We got set up on site 12 and connected to the Wifi. The first thing was an email from Natasha that Tom Selick was making a movie in Sambro and was using our parking spot for this trailer. She said she told them they had to be out by this Thursday because they were expecting us home. Natasha's neighbour Carol was hoping to meet Tom. It will be interesting to see how the girls made out.

Shortly after we arrived in the campground one of our sisters pulled in. This is one that makes the Equest name famous. Winston owns this park and is an excellent technician. He was working on this trailer all evening. Probably checking things out. It appears to be a new trailer but it does smell of horse a bit.

This is a horse trailer. In other words like this one of ours with the horse stall.
This is a head on view of the trailer with a caricature of the Morgan Horse. The same as the small one on our trailer.
Yes, it has a slide out and yes we could have had one or more when they built ours but we did not want them.

This is a back view of the horse trailer and those three hatches and three windows would indicate it can take three horses. The first is loaded then a fence is swung over protecting it from the second. The second is loaded and another fence is swung over to protect the horse. Then the third is loaded and the end gates closed. Of course one could take just one horse, two or all three. I trust you found this of interest. One can see the resemblance between our trailer and this one. They are well built trailers and they will build one any way you would like it.

Joan managed to get all the laundry done, we had a small supper and then spent the evening in emails and composing this, one of our last reports. Another good day was history.

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