Monday, September 24, 2018

CAMPBELLTON NEW BRUNSWICK TO MIRAMICHI NB:: A LEISURELY DRIVE ALONG CHALEUR BAY AND THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

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ACROSS THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE LIES THE GASPE PENINSULA WHERE WE JUST CAME FROM

Kicked our morning off under clear sunny skies with temperatures hoovering just above the freezing mark.  Unfortunately our front furnace failed to ignite again but with our rear furnace working Okay it threw some heat into the front of our coach where I remained curled up in my recliner almost lifeless under a ton and a half of blankets and anything else I could throw on top of myself including the dog.

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IT WAS A FROSTY START TO OUR MORNING

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THESE ARE TIDAL SHORES AFFECTED BY THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

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We rolled out around 8:30 New Brunswick time and in the next few hours stopped at 4 different RV places along the way with all being the same result.  Nobody had time to look at our furnace, and they all said they were short staffed because it was Moose hunting season.  We also noticed Quebec’s long reaching influence here in northern New Brunswick as well.  We are still seeing many signs and store names in French.  Not all, but many.  If there is any English on the sign it’s generally at the bottom.  I think it’s going to be awhile yet before we shake off this feeling of being in a foreign country.

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PHARMACIE WE UNDERSTAND BUT WHAT THE HECK IS THIS ABOUT COMING IN AND GETTING YOUR PNEUS LUBRIFICATED!!

From Campbelltown we ambled along at a leisurely pace following highway 134 along the shores of Chaleur Bay.  Hardly any traffic on this road and it was nice going through the tiny towns along the way.  Dalhousie, Charlo, New Mills, Nash Creek, Belladune, Pointe-Verte, Petit Rocher, Beresford, and Bathhurst.  We went right through all of them.  A very relaxing scenic sunny Monday morning drive.  Not so relaxing each time we stopped at an RV place and were told they didn’t have time to look at our furnace problem though:(( 

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MOST ALL OF THIS POST’S PHOTOS WERE TAKEN FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT TODAY

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It was early afternoon when we reached Miramichi New Brunswick and decided to call it a day.  Too tired to drive around looking for a Park or out of the way spot for the night we slipped into an easy Walmart right beside highway 8 and shut it down.  It was 1:15 p.m. 

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We have Prince Edward Island in our sights but with two days of rain headed into the area starting Wednesday we’re not sure how we are going to handle that.  We were hoping to have us a couple nice weather days on the Island.  I’m sure we’ll figure it out.

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CHALEUR BAY

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Had us a relaxing afternoon with warming sunshine pouring through the rig’s windows.   Pheebs and I had our afternoon walk and Kelly browsed around in Walmart for a bit.  Not feeling the need for a people fix I decided to forego the Walmartian walk-a-round.

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IN MIRAMICHI WE CROSS OVER THE MIRAMICHI RIVER LEADING TO MIRAMICHI BAY AND THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

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We have only been on the road little more than a week and already we both noticed how we seem to be tiring more easily than other years even though we are in no rush to be anywhere.  I dozed off right at my keyboard while typing this around 3 this afternoon.  Yes, there’s no doubt about it anymore………we will definitely be making changes to any future RV travels after we get home in another month or so.  Knowing for some time now our best long distance RVing days are behind us we have to adjust to a different way of doing things next year.  Probably a smaller RV with the idea of doing more frequent trips closer to home.  Looks like we might just have to get used to the darned old cold Canadian winters again too and that’s all there is to it.  Pheebs is really missing her morning Jeep rides……………..

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom."Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight 293, nonstop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is good and therefore we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now, please sit back and relax....AAHHHHH! ....DAMMIT!"The passengers sat in silence, waiting for terrible news.Then, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier, but while I was talking, the flight- attendant brought me a cup of coffee and spilled the hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!"A passenger in Coach said, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"

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“The best mathematicians amongst the snake families are the the Adders.”

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- A donkey is a horse designed by a study team. 

- A fail-safe circuit will destroy others. 

- A fool and his money are soon elected. 

- A fool and his money stabilize the economy. 

- A friend in need is a pest indeed. 

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

FROM QUEBEC’S METAPEDIA VALLEY TO CAMPBELLTON NEW BRUNSWICK:: A SHORT MORNING DRIVE, RELAXING SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AND A PROBLEM WITH OUR COACH’S FRONT FURNACE

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SHARING THE PASSENGER SEAT WITH MOM

It was a quiet moonlit night alongside the Metapedia River Saturday night.  We could hear the river rustling it’s way through a gentle section of soft rapids downstream as it slowly carves it’s way through the Metapedia Valley.  It was in this narrow picturesque valley with it’s high treed and and sometimes rocky sides we spent the night.

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It was under gray soggy skies we woke up to early this morning.  Hate to use the word cold but it was definitely cooler than cool.  Had the big wheels rolling shortly after eight. with a light drizzle following us all the way to Campbellton.  It’s a very scenic winding road all the way with towering hills and rock cuts along the way.  This section of road would be even more beautiful when Autumn displays all it’s fine colors in a few weeks.

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CROSSING THE METAPEDIA RIVER INTO NEW BRUNSWICK

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NOW HERE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS READABLE TO US AND WHAT IS NOT

How nice to cross the Metapedia River into New Brunswick this morning.  The first road sign we saw we understood.  Yaaaay Team:))  Figured we’d find a McDonalds in Campbellton and use their free wiFi to post my Saturday post but the connection proved to be so slow and my post so big it may have taken a couple weeks.  Used our own Bell internet which we were able to re-establish again after leaving our overnight spot.  Grabbed a coffee to go anyway and headed off to a Walmart parking lot on the edge of town we had seen.  We have a nice spot away from the main lot with lots of greenery beside us. 

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We are in a different time zone now so have moved ahead in time far enough to have lost an hour of ourselves somewhere between Quebec and New Brunswick.

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I THINK THAT IS NEW BRUNSWICK’S MOUNT EVEREST IN FRONT OF US

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WALMART ON THE LEFT AND BAYFIELD BUNCH ON THE RIGHT

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ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE GREEN SPACE CLOSE BY

We have two furnaces in our coach covering both front and back.  Saturday night we noticed the front furnace was not working properly.  Fan would start up for about 10 seconds then shut off.  Furnace wouldn’t ignite.  Didn’t know what the problem was despite Kelly re-working all the thermostat controls.  Needless to say I had a cool night in the front of the coach.  Still wouldn’t work this morning when we tried it.  I of course immediately assumed the worst and figured we would need a furnace technician.  Or sell the Motorhome.  Kelly of course went to the furnace manual and began reading.  She also went on-line looking for a solution.  I opened the outside furnace exhaust door with a screw driver all by myself and we both had a look inside expecting to find either a Spider or Hornet nest blocking some stuff.  Nope not that  but saw a tiny red light blinking an error code.  Kelly did some more reading while I went out and shot a few good blasts of canned air into the exhust pipe.  Following another possible solution Kelly had all propane stove burners going for a minute or so.  Shut them off then tried the front furnace again.  This time it ignited and we soon had nice warm air inside the coach again.  We don’t know if it was the ‘air blast’ or the burners burning that fixed the problem, or even if the problem is fixed.  At least we didn’t need a furnace technician or have to sell the Motorhome.  We have our own onboard mechanic and problem solving person.  And it sure ain’t me:((  Oh but I did manage to get the furnace cover back on…..all by myself.  I wonder how long it will be before it falls off now:((

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Skies finally began clearing mid afternoon and by 5 o’clock we had welcoming sunshine on us again.  We were at 45F with a low tonight of 39.  Out on a walk with Pheebs this afternoon I thought how much better my skin feels in this temperature.  No uncomfortible feelings of hot and humid stickiness.  Don’t get me wrong now, I don’t like cold weather any better than most folks but even at 45F it’s still reasonably acceptable to me.  But just…………

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PHEEBS AND I CHECK OUT A HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP ON THE FAR SIDE OF WALMART

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WE CLIMB A ROCKY HILL BEHIND THE YELLOW WALMART AND LOOK TOWARDS DOWNTOWN CAMPBELLTON NEW BRUNSWICK OFF TO THE LEFT AROUND THE HILL

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NOTICED THEY HAVE SKI HILLS HERE TOO

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OUR RIG IS VISIBLE IN THIS PHOTO

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YEP, THERE IT IS (SONY CYBERSHOT ZOOM)

Not sure where we will wander off to tomorrow but I’m sure we’ll think of something.  We usually do………………… Oh, and in Saturday’s Submarine photos I wonder if anyone noticed a woman standing inside the Sub??  I’ll give you a hint where she is……Control Room, and she’s listening to her audio guide.

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SATURDAY NIGHT’S MOON

GROANER’S CORNER:((  What to say to a telemarketer! One of the things that has always bugged me (and I'm sure it has most of you, too) is to sit down to dinner only to be interrupted by a phone call from a telemarketer. I decided, on one such occasion, to try to be as irritating to them as they were to me. The call was from AT&T, and it went something like this: Me: HelloAT&T: Hello, this is AT&T.... Me: Is this AT&T?AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T.... Me: This is AT&T?AT&T: Yes. This is AT&T.... Me: Is this AT&T?AT&T: YES! This is AT&T. May I speak to Mr. Salem please? Me: May I ask who is calling?AT&T: This is AT&T. Me: OK, hold on. At this point, I put the phone down for a solid 5 minutes thinking that, surely, this person would have hung up the phone. I ate my salad. Much to my surprise, when I picked up the receiver, she was still waiting. Me: Hello?AT&T: Is this Mr. Salem? Me: May I ask who is calling please?AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T.... Me: Is this AT&T?AT&T: Yes, this is AT&T.... Me: This is AT&T?AT&T: Yes, is this Mr. Salem? Me: Yes, is this AT&T?AT&T: Yes, sir. Me: The phone company?AT&T: Yes, sir. Me: I thought you said this was AT&T.AT&T: Yes, sir, we are a phone company. Me: I already have a phone.AT&T: We aren't selling phones today, Mr. Salem. Me: Well, whatever it is, I'm really not interested, but thanks for calling. When you are not interested in something, I don't think you can express yourself any plainer than by saying "I'm really not interested", but this lady was persistent. AT&T: Mr. Salem, we would like to offer you 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Now, I am sure she meant she was offering a "rate" of 10 cents a minute, but she at no time used the word "rate". I could clearly see that it was time to whip out the trusty old calculator and do a little ciphering. Me: Now, that's 10 cents a minute 24 hours a day? AT&T: (getting a little excited at this point by my interest) Yes, sir, that's right! 24 hours a day! Me: 7 days a week?AT&T: That's right. Me: 365 days a year?AT&T: Yes, sir. Me: I am definitely interested in that! Wow!! That's amazing!! AT&T: We think so! Me: That's quite a sum of money!AT&T: Yes, sir, it's amazing how it adds up. Me: OK, so will you send me checks weekly, monthly or just one big one at the end of the year for the full $52,560? If you send an annual check, can I get a cash advance?AT&T: Excuse me? Me: You know, the 10 cents a minute.AT&T: What are you talking about? Me: You said you'd give me 10 cents a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That comes to $144 per day, $1,008 per week and $52,560 per year. I'm just interested in knowing how you will be making payment.AT&T: Oh no, sir, I didn't mean we'd be paying you. You pay us 10 cents a minute. Me: Wait a minute here! Didn't you say you'd give me 10 cents a minute? Are you sure this is AT&T?AT&T: Well, yes, this is AT&T, sir, but.... Me: But nothing! How do you figure that by saying that you'll give me 10 cents a minute that I'll give you 10 cents a minute? Is this some kind of suliminal telemarketing scheme? I've read about things like this in the Enquirer, you know. Don't use your alien brainwashing techniques on me.AT&T: No, sir, we are offering 10 cents a minute for.... Me: THERE YOU GO AGAIN! Can I speak to a supervisor please?!? AT&T: Sir, I don't think that is necessary. Me: Sure! You say that now! What happens later? AT&T: What? Me: I insist on speaking to a supervisor! AT&T: Yes, Mr. Salem. Please hold. So, now AT&T has me on hold, and my supper is getting cold. I begin to eat while I'm waiting for a supervisor. After a wait of a few minutes and while I have a mouth full of food....... Supervisor: Mr. Salem?Me: Yeth? Supervisor: I understand you are not quite understanding our 10 cents a minute program.Me: Id thish Ath Teeth & Teeth? (Is this AT&T) Supervisor: Yes, sir, it sure is. I had to swallow before I choked on my food. It was all I could do to suppress my laughter, and I had to be careful not to produce a snort. Me: No, actually I was just waiting for someone to get back to me so that I could sign up for the plan. Supervisor: OK, no problem, I'll transfer you back to the person who was helping you.Me: Thank you. I was on hold once again and managed a few more mouthfuls. I needed to end this conversation. Suddenly, there was an aggravated but polite voice at the other end of the phone. AT&T: Hello, Mr. Salem. I understand that you are interested in signing up for our plan?Me: Do you have that friends and family thing because you can never have enough friends and I'm an only child and I'd really like to have a little brother......... AT&T: (click) Note From Me: When I get a call from a telemarketer I prefer to give them options. I simply tell them Steve is not here right now but would they prefer to speak to Gomer Goosenuts, Elroy Von Chickenhead, or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer..... ‘Click!!’............ Or My Other Favorite... Are you single?………..Click!!

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POINTE-AU-PERE QUBEC TO SOMEWHERE ON THE GASPE PENINSULA:: A BETTER WEATHER DAY AND MY SUBMARINE TOUR THIS MORNING

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A MUCH NICER LOOKING DAY TODAY

This is Saturday’s post.  We couldn’t find us an internet signal in the wilds of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula Saturday night.  Update::  Am publishing this Sunday morning from a McDonalds in Campbelltown, New Brunswick.

To say it was a rough night would be putting it mildly.  Winds never did let up and by the sounds of driving rain against the sides of the coach in the night we think it must have been sleet although there was no sign of anything on the ground this morning.   Massive clouds were moving so fast across the sky from South to North late Friday evening it looked like they were racing to reach the North Pole.   Inside the coach overnight it sounded like we were being peppered by a thousand BB guns.   Winds had shifted and were coming in straight off the water by first light.  When I took Pheebs out about 6 those shifting winds were still wanting to pick us up and knock us upside down.  However, patches of strained sunlight through a few holes in the gray cloud cover were encouraging.

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IT WAS A WINDY COLD SATURDAY MORNING WE WOKE UP TO

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WINDSWEPT SHORES

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Walked over shortly before 9 am. and purchased my ticked to board the submarine, Onondaga.  Wanted to make sure I was the first person onboard and had my fingers crossed I’d be the only person.  Close but not quite.  Luckily I had a good head start on a couple people behind me. 

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TO REACH THE LARGE BUS AND RV PARKING AREA HEAD OUT THAT ROAD IMMEDIATELY TO THE RIGHT OF THE SUBMARINE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING…..YOU CAN OUR RIG OUT THERE

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Here’s the way it works.  I was given an audio device and as I went through the Sub there were numbers posted.  I simply pressed the numbers and a recorded voice came on telling me about the area I was in.  For me it was an interesting and well spent 50 minutes I had in that submarine looking at everything and taking lots of pictures.  Had there been a bunch of other people in there I would have had to get out because the noise in that small cramped submarine space from a gaggle of chattering people or hollering school kids would have been cataclysmic to my relaxed quiet world.  I’m not claustrophobic but being surrounded in a small space by a bunch of people gives me the heebee jeebees.

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I HEAD OUT THE DOOR AND DOWN THE WOODEN WALKWAY TO THE SUB,,,,I’M GOING FAST BECAUSE I WANT TO PUT AS MUCH DISTANCE BETWEEN ME AND WHOVER AND WHATEVER NOISE IS COMING BEHIND ME

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THIS IS MY AUDIO GUIDE

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AT THE END OF THAT GANGPLANK IS THE REAR ENTRANCE TO THE SUB….THE TOUR STARTS IN THE STERN AND MOVES TO THE BOW

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ONE OF TWO PROPELLOR BLADES, REAR TORPEDO TUBE AND TRIM FINS

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TWO REAR TORPEDO TUBES WHICH ARE CAPPED OFF

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REAR TORPEDO ROOM CREW QUARTERS

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TORPEDOS ARE LOADED INTO THE SUB THROUGH ROUND UPPER DECK HATCH ABOVE RIGHT PHOTO

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I’M MOVING FORWARD THROUGH THAT ROUND WATERTIGHT BULKHEAD DOOR

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A LOOK BACK AT THE REAR TORPEDO ROOM

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IN AN EXTREME EMERGENCY CREW GATHERS HERE AND PUTS ON ORANGE LIFE SAVING SUITS, COMPARTMENT IS FLOODED AND THEY ESCAPE THE SUB THROUGH AN UPPER HATCH

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LOOKING STRAIGHT UP THROUGH THE EMERGENCY ESCAPE HATCH AND PHOTO BELOW SHOWS THAT HATCH AT THE TOP OF THE LEFT PHOTO

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ALL PASSAGEWAYS ARE EXTREMELY NARROW IN THE SUB AND BARELY WIDE ENOUGH FOR ONE PERSON

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OLDER SUBMARINES RAN ON EITHER DIESEL OR ELECTRIC AND HERE ARE THE MONITORING PANELS FOR THE ELECTRICAL POWER

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DIESEL BATTERIES ARE STORED ON A DECK BELOW THIS DECK

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THIS IS THE ENGINE ROOM LOOKING FORWARD TOWARDS THE CONTROL ROOM

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FLOOR HATCH AND LADDER LEAD TO DECK BELOW WHERE ACCESS IS GAINED TO ELECTRICAL BATTERIES AND ENGINES

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AL POINTS FORWARD TO WHERE ALL THE ENGINE GAUGES ARE

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EACH DIESEL ENGINE HAS IT’S OWN SET OF GAUGES AND CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE HOW HOT, NOISY, AND CRAMPED IT WOULD BE WORKING HERE AROUND THESE ENGINES…..BOTH PHOTOS ARE LOOKING TOWARDS THE STERN

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WIRES, DIALS, GAUGES, HANDLES, LIGHTS, AND LEVERS EVERYWHERE

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I REMEMBER MY AUDIO DEVICE TELLING ME ABOUT THIS BUT I’VE FORGOTTON

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ONE OF TWO SHOWERS I SAW…..70 CREWMEN ON THIS SUB AND ONLY 20 SECONDS PER MAN ALLOWED FOR SHOWER TIME……HEAVY STEEL BULKHEAD DOOR

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OKAY, MOVING RIGHT ALONG

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CONTROL ROOM AHEAD

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LOOKING  BACK TOWARDS THE ENGINE ROOM

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SINKS FOR WASHING

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OFFICER’S WASHROOM I THINK

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CREWS TOILETS

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RADIO ROOM AND CAPTAINS CABIN

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CONTROL ROOM WHERE THE CAPTAIN HANGS OUT WITH PERISCOPES, RADIO AND SONAR GEAR PLUS ALL KINDS OF ELECTRONIC THINGS

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SEVERAL DIFFERENT FUNCTIONING PERISCOPES

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CHART TABLE

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LOOKS LIKE A VIDEO GAME ARCADE IN HERE

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THIS IS THE STAINLESS STEEL GALLEY WHERE THE COOK RESIDES

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HARDLY BIG ENOUGH FOR TWO PEOPLE IN HERE

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NARROW HALLWAYS AND NARROW BUNKS

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OFFICER’S MESS ABOVE AND 3 BED SICK BAY BELOW

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LOOKING BACK TO THE CONTROL ROOM FROM THE CREW’S QUARTERS

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CREW BUNKS AND FORWARD EMERGENCY ESCAPE HATCH

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CREW’S MESS

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FAR BULKHEAD DOOR LEADS TO THE FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM

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LOOKING FORWARD INTO THE TORPEDO ROOM

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LOOKING BACK TO THE CREW’S QUARTERS FROM THE FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM

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THE FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM IS THE LARGEST AREA IN THE BOAT

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TORPEDOS ARE SECURED ON THESE RACKS

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CHAINS AND PULLEYS FOR MANEUVERING TORPEDOES AROUND

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FORWARD EMERGENCY ESCAPE SUITS AND TOP HATCH FOR LOADING TORPEDOS DOWN INTO FORWARD TORPEDO ROOM

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FORWARD EMERGENCY ESCAPE HATCH

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EACH ONE OF THOSE BAGS CONTAINS AND EMERGENCY ESCAPE SUIT

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SIX FORWARD FIRING TORPEDO TUBES WITH ONE TUBE OPEN TO THE OUTSIDE

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I AM WEARING THE LE TOQUE BECAUSE OF COLD WINDS OUTSIDE BUT IT WAS PLENTY WARM IN THE SUB

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LOOKING OUT THE TORPEDO TUBE

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LOOKING AFT FROM IN FRONT OF THE TORPEDO TUBES

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ONE OF THE HEAVY CLAMPS FOR SECURING THE TORPEDO TUBE DOORS

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LOOKING FORWARD BETWEEN THE TORPEDO TUBES AND TORPEDO TUBES AT BOTTOM AND ROUND ESCAPE HATCH AT TOP

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I EXIT THE SUB VIA THE FRONT TORPEDO ROOM AFTER 50 WELL SPENT EDUCATIONAL MINUTES

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IN THE BUILDING LOBBY ARE A FEW PHOTOS OF CREW MEMBERS IN THE SUB WHEN IT WAS OPERATIONAL

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THE CAPTAIN I PRESUME

After my Sub tour I walked back to the Motorhome with gusting cold winds still coming in across the wide mouth of the St. Lawrence River. 

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THIS IS WHERE WE RE-POSITIONED OURSELVES AND RODE OUT THE WIND AND RAIN STORM FRIDAY NIGHT

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A WEE DRIVE AROUND POINTE-AU-PERE

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SCULPTURE IN FRONT OF THE ‘EMPRESS OF IRELAND’ MUSEUM

We decided to get ourselves off the shoreline and head up to a place called Mont-Joli then make our way inland across the Gaspe in the direction of New Brunswick. 

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SOME NICE COLORFUL PLACES ALONG HIGHWAY 132

Clouds continued to dissipate as we drove along the St Lawrence’s shoreline and with more and more sunshine breaking through we had us a nice scenic drive all the way to Mont-Joli.  Even spotted a dump station along the way and were able to take care of the gray and black tanks.  Quick stop at McDonalds for coffee to go in Mont-Joli then set our sails for New Brunswick.

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HEADING EAST OUT OF MONT-JOLI ON HIGHWAY 132

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Highway 132 from Mont-Joli to Campbelltown New Brunswick is designated a scenic highway and we sure enjoyed the scenery alright,  Rolling green forested hills and all the farms and old buildings along the way were as neat as a pin.  We followed the Metapedia River for quite a ways and I was reminded of places in Colorado where we have been.  Truly the nicest part of Quebec we’ve seen.

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By 2 in the afternoon we were both tired from Friday night’s ordeal with the high winds and rain all night.  Still in Quebec we spotted a nice spacious forested rest area alongside a river and wheeled in for a leg stretch and a rest.  Decided to see if we could maybe spend the night.  Being in kind of a canyon it wasn’t until we had the slides out that we realized we didn’t have an internet or phone signal.  Decided we were too tired to go any further and that was that.  Saturday’s post would have to wait until we found an internet signal somewhere Sunday.

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WHERE WE SPENT THE NIGHT WAS HERE NEXT TO THIS OLD COVERED BRIDGE

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Happy to report our Chevy 8.1 Workhorse engine is running like a fine tuned sewing machine again and the engine light on the dash has disappeared.  No hiccups or misfires like Friday.  In a comment in Friday’s post Clark Rambling said, “Al, if you have the Workhorse 8.1 liter engine in your coach the following was a problem with it sometimes. When we drove in very heavy rain with the pavement full of water the water sometimes entered through the air cleaner and caused the engine to miss”.   I think Clark was right on the money with his diagnosis.  No wet roads or rain today and the engine was just fine.  That’s a good thing to know about water getting into the air cleaner.

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OUR SPOT FOR THE NIGHT AND WE WERE THE ONLY ONES HERE WITH JUST THE LIGHT OF THE MOON TO KEEP US COMPANY:))

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Not really sure where we are tonight except to say we are maybe 40 miles or so West of Campbellton New Brunswick somewhere.  Good roads and great scenery but must say we will be really glad to reach New Brunswick where we can read the road signs again and understand them, go into a Tim Hortons or McDonalds and not have to make wild hand gestures and grunting noises to explain what we want to folks who can’t understand what we are saying.  Or we them.  It will be nice to see signs on buildings and stores again and know what they are and most of all see words we understand and can easily say.  It sure wouldn’t interest either Kelly or I to go to a country where we didn’t understand the language. 

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SATURDAY NIGHT’S MOON AS SEEN FROM SOMEWHERE ON THE GASPE PENINSULA

GROANER’S CORNER:((  The man approached a very beautiful woman in a large supermarket and asked, "You know, I've lost my wife here in the supermarket. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?" "Why?" she asks. "Because every time I talk to a a beautiful woman, my wife appears out of nowhere."

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