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9/16/12 7:27 P

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Sounds good - are we still going?


You can throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face.

YOUR Choice!!!!***************************
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4/5/12 4:51 P

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Thank you all, for continuing the tour. I don't quite understand it myself... but if you can figure it out, we'll continue to post our metrage, mileage, or other distance calculations.

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3/25/12 9:38 A

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Sorry ...I've been battling a really bad cold so it put a damper on my mileage the past 2 weeks. I did do 20.6 kms this week that just ended on March 24th. I should be back in gear this week.

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3/12/12 5:22 A

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Okay.

So by my calculations we have made it roughly 90 kilometers. I plotted our ruote across the top of the North Mountain. The Half way mark of our journey took us to Hall's Harbour.




Hall's Harbour is a little fishing village on Nova Scotias Bay of Fundy coast. Hall's Harbour is reputedly named after Samuel Hall, an American privateer in the American Revolution who used the cove to raid settlements in the Annapolis Valley but was forced to flee and abandon his ship in the harbour by pursuing militia in 1779. The harbour was first settled in 1826 with the first wharf built in 1836. In later years, legend held that Hall left treasure behind, attracting treasure hunters who have left abandoned pits deep in the woods surrounding the harbour. A notable early resident was Ransford Bucknam a local mariner whose 19th century career took him all over the world including a post as an admiral in the Turkish Navy



Then we continued on and have made it to the community of Morden.

Morden is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in Kings County. The community was first known as "French Cross" after a cross marking Acadian refugees who fled the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. The village was later named Morden after James Morden who received the first land grant in the area in 1783.[1]

Situated on the Bay of Fundy coast, it had a public wharf and fishing weirs although they have now disappeared. Today Morden hosts a mix of year-round and seasonal residents. The zeolite mineral Mordenite was named for the town of Morden when Henry How discovered it in 1864.

Information sorced from the NS Scotia Webcam site and wikipedia

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3/11/12 1:22 P

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120 minutes walking with my dog ,loving the fresh air and exercise.also enjoying this N.S. site for sparks people. Taking a bit of work figuring this out .

Waiting for spring ,and am loving this this extra daylight in the evening .


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2/29/12 11:28 A

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Awesome to see others joining in.

I have been out of the loop for a bit but I will figure out where we are and post later.


Keep on moving on...one step at a time


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2/20/12 8:33 P

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Feb 12 -18th - 18.51 kms.

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2/19/12 10:02 A

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February 12-18, 12 km.

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2/13/12 1:03 P

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Hi there.

Looks like we're moving some.
I did a total of 38.06 kms from Feb.5 to Feb.11th.

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2/13/12 6:25 A

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near the end of the community of Scot's Bay. Total distance so far 16.8 kilometers

Scots Bay is located on the gently curving embayment at the entrance of the Minas Basin. It has have shelving beaches of firmly packed sand and mud, with coarse gravel and boulder fringes at the high water line. The shores of the Basin yield a rich trove of semi precious minerals and fossils.

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2/13/12 5:58 A

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Feb 8-12 0 kms sick, doing physio assigned excercises only.

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2/7/12 5:22 A

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1.2 kilometers Feb 4 -7

Great to see you DDemond emoticon

I'll figure out where we are on the map

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2/4/12 10:28 P

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Sounds like an interesting virtual challenge. I did 8miles on the treadmill from Jan30 -Feb4.

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2/4/12 8:53 A

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2.0 kms, Feb 4

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0.0miles Jan 30 -- Feb 3

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1/29/12 10:32 A

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0.8 miles on treadmill Sunday January 29

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1/29/12 9:09 A

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This challenge fell to the wayside, but I find the idea very motivating, so I am going to revive this challenge. I am starting at Cape Split because it is one of the most beautiful spots that I have ever been.

A popular hiking trail has existed for decades on Cape Split, taking approximately 22.5 hours each way to the tip of the headland. Most of the Cape is heavily forested, but the tip of the peninsula is a meadow, providing excellent long-distance views in good weather.

Feel free to join me on my virtual journey.



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10/23/11 12:15 A

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On Oct 16 I did 10K on an outdoor boardwalk. On Oct 22 I did 5K on a running track. On Oct 24, 3K on running track.
This contribution - 18K

Edited by: INSH8P at: 10/26/2011 (05:44)
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8/20/11 6:59 A

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3.5km yesterday

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8/9/11 6:26 A

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Back on the treadmill today 1km walked



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8/8/11 4:57 P

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WOW!! All I can say is WOW!!

I set what I thought was a lofty goal for our team...and I thought it was going to be a goal for the month, didn't realize it was for the week. But we meet it and beat it in a week!

So, since the 1st, we have made our way through Annapolis Royal, down the #1 and through Bear River, Smith's Cove and past Digby. In fact, we sped through the French Shore, not even stopping to take in the sights like the Largest Wooden Church in North America in Claire! (http://www.novanewsnow.com/Living/Faith/2
009-05-28/article-604930/Largest-woode
n-church-in-North-America-is-a-must-se
e-attraction/1) In one week we blasted past Yarmouth and took a short but sweet break just short of Hubbards Point.

And yet, just a day later we've already made our way past Pubnico and into Shag Harbour! Well done team!

You can see a map of our progress here: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4703926

I guess it is safe to say I can stretch our goal a little longer this week. I'd almost say we might circle the entire province before Thanksgiving!

Please share any stories or memories you have of the places we've gone through or by so far!

I consider Annapolis Royal my home. I've already got my retirement house picked out. It was built in 1817 and is known as the Runciman house because it stayed within the Runicman family for over 100 years until it was willed to Heritage Canada in 1978 who then rented it out as a private residence until 2009 when it was sold. It is still used as a private residence but has been included in the 5 Centuries House Tour put on by the Annapolis Royal Heritage Society. You can read more about (and see a picture of) the Runciman House here: http://annapolisroyalheritage.blogspot.com
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man-house.html

This is my Nova Scotia dream....what's yours?

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8/7/11 6:47 P

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5.0km accumulated since the first.

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8/6/11 3:58 P

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6.65 km today.

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8/4/11 8:59 A

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4.25 today

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8/3/11 10:20 A

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Another 5.7 kms today!!!

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8/2/11 2:08 P

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Scotty and I walked 5.7 kms yesterday. We didn't get out today as he had to do PT (physical training) with his unit on base. They did a spin class and he's already complaining about his butt hurting! emoticon



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8/1/11 4:32 P

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Today we started our virtual tour of Nova Scotia (or the Tour de NS as I've called it) in Port Royal, NS at the site of the Habitation.

According to Wikipedia: The Habitation at Port-Royal (1605-1613) was the first successful (though short-lived) French settlement of New France in North America, and is presently known as Port-Royal National Historic Site, a National Historic Site located on the northern side of the Annapolis Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada. After the Habitation was destroyed (1613), Port Royal was rebuilt on the southern side of the Basin in the present day location of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Port Royal was renamed Annapolis Royal after the British conquest of Acadia in 1710.

See map here: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=port+royal+ha
bitation+nova+scotia&oe=utf-8&rls=org.
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a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl

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7/23/11 11:46 A

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Please post your daily or weekly steps count or kms traveled here.

Starting Aug 1 I will plot our team progress around Nova Scotia and put up a weekly link to a map with our progress. As we come upon each Town or village of significance I will try to post some information about it and I encourage the sharing of stories or memories you may have associated with each part of our beautiful province.



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