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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oh Man…Another Day Of Driving

I thought that I had my driving fix for a while, but today it was back to business. And it led me to St.John where this time 3 (three) cruise ships were spewing out thousands and thousands of passengers.
1-20161005_0827341-20161005_0828211-20161005_082933Arriving in the city at around 10am sidewalks were already packed. My ship today was the Norwegian Dawn, and it sure dawned on me that I was gonna spend the day driving. They had set up quite an odyssey for my group. First stop was The Reversing Falls, which, at low tide, are a real show.
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Next we went back into the core of the city where I dropped my folks off at Market Square. 35 minutes later, everyone was back and we took a one-hour drive out to the beach of St.Martins.
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It’s a cute little fishing village where the soil and the coastal rocks are red.
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There are caves under the rocky cliffs, but it has to be low tide for walking over to them.
1-20161005_110915For the first time I drove through a covered bridge. A seafood restaurant is around the next bend and somehow they manage to feed up to 200 people at the same time.
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While we spend 75 minutes there, buses arrived in a steady stream. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around how such a place could be flooded with that many people.
Anyhow, we went back to the city and did a 2. visit at The Reversing Falls.
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This time the water was rushing into the river. The falls had reversed, indeed.
Our trip came to an end at 4:30pm and of course I had to drive 2.5hrs home to Campobello. At Calais I stopped at Wally World to by some stuff. When I took off again there I noticed a strange vibration in the van. It seemed to come from the right front wheel. I stopped to have a look, but couldn’t find anything wrong. I continued driving,and there it was again.  I think it could be a wheel bearing in trouble. I phoned Bea and asked her to meet me at the repair shop in Lubec, where I left the van until tomorrow. Hopefully, it is nothing expensive.

And now I am dead tired again. Ready to take a long sleep.

2 comments:

  1. Good luck with your repair, try and rest up again...

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  2. There are just too many people on those huge cruise ships! I can't imagine lining up to get on and get off. I'd wonder where the day went after that. However, we love the smaller ones.

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