Jacques Cartier Motel
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... off many trees, but they were leaving them there to let regeneration take place naturally.
Apparently there are moose, bears, foxes etc in the highlands.
75 tourist ships call here per year, so it is big business. 14% unemployment with 24% in winter. $10.35 per hour minimum wage. Petrol $1.40 per litre.
Missed the rain, got a few sprinkles. When you cross into PEI, there is no charge for the bridge or ferry, only when you leave......hotel California anyone? Nice ride up to the cape, we will try the Cabot trail and yes we will do it counter clockwise, we have scratched Newfoundland and Labrador when we heard the S ...
... the mine... Waaaaay down with a retired miner, who told us lots of heart tearing stories of the ways of life of the miners in the 30's. We heard about the pit ponies (the horses that hauled the coal that spent their whole life underground) the 10 year old boys forced to 'replace' their fathers once their fathers got hurt or killed in the mine because really the men were slaves to the mine owners. The mine owners owned the homes, the stores, the schools ...
... weeks we visit Dunedin,Christchurch,Wellington,Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and Bay of Islands, New Zealand. We return to Sydney, Aus on Nov 7.
We will be in Oz for a month where we hope to catch up with our Aussie friends and visit Ayres Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and points in between. I will try to post entries daily depending on WiFi availability. Stay tuned for ...
... The Doc loved to teach and his favourite subject was History. As the school grew, his duties as Principal took up more of his time ...
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