A Perfect Choice For Your Second House

When you consider the road as your home, the word “quality” takes on new grandness. People want to spend more times with their families and to be in control of their travel plans. The camping experience is about getting out to the great outdoors, spending some quality time with family and friends, and avoiding the acts of day-to-day life. Going outdoors and communing with nature seem to be one of the solutions, which can be greatly attained by motorhome traveling.

An RV is a shortened form that is used to describe a recreational vehicle. A recreational vehicle often called as a mini mobile house, is fairly commodious to meet the day to day conveniences like bed, refrigerator, television, etc which you enjoy at home. A recreational vehicle generally refers to a dual-purpose vehicle, which can be used as a temporary or a full time home and a motorhome. Typical RVs contains beds, table, storage areas and food preparations. Larger RVs comes with more modern amenities. The whole intention of buying RVs is mainly for recreational purposes.

Hundreds of thousands of RV fancier each month look for products and services to add on their recreational vehicles. Motorhomes are also very popular and are preferred by many for a number of reasons. Comfort and hassle-free journey top the priority list of anyone who plans a vacation or an outing. The manner of traveling got revolutionized with the invent of RVs. It’s a perfect example for the old saying “home away from home.”

If you are interested in buying a new or used motor home soon, it is perhaps wise to begin by examining their different types. Check out the motorhome vehicles’ categories, in order to consider which one will better cover your present or future needs. There are three basic types of motorhomes, also called recreational vehicles which are generally used for vacating purposes; hence the term “recreational.” Class A motorhomes consists of bus-type custom body vehicles build on a truck chassis and look like busses. Class B motorhomes are mainly van campers and travel trailers, while finally Class C RVs are called mini-motorhomes and due to their smaller size are much easier to handle on the road and fit nicely in large car parking spots. Each class has its own advantages for the individual buyer depending on a few factors including how many people will be using the RV and how it is going to be used.

RVs are like mini apartments and are available in various styles and price ranges. Some of the motorhomes are inexpensive where as few are very expensive. With the growing years, motorhomes have become more comfortable and more luxurious since the release of the first RV.

RV and motorhomes with its plush interiors, warm and cozy ambience, always draw attractions to people. Motorhomes are the ideal form of travel for those who like to spend their vacation time going camping in the mountains, running on the beach, or sightseeing along the highways and byways. So get hold of a new RVs and motorhomes and be a proud owner of it. Choose your recreational vehicle, which has innovative design, and quality construction to enable you to get the most out of your camping experience, while you get the most for your money.

Ely, Minnesota: Wolves And Bears And Root Beer And Neutrinos; Oh My!

Ely, Minnesota acts as the doorway into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, which extends over the Canada-USA borders. A museum in Ely celebrates the life of one remarkable woman, Dorothy Molter, a.k.a. The Root Beer Lady. For over fifty years she lived on the Isle of Pines Resort on Knife Lake. A registered Nurse she tended to the physical and mental needs of the canoeists who visited her. She provided food, lodging, and her famous root beer, bottling over 11,000 bottles per year. For many years canoeists would come to see her while they paddled the lakes of Northern Minnesota.

In 1964 the Wilderness Act condemned and purchased her property by the United States Forest Service. A cry of protest arose among the thousands of her friends whom she had befriended. The US government allowed her tenancy for her lifetime. But she could no longer run her business as a resort. She continued to make her root beer and gave it to the thirsty: a two-bottle limit. She also provided shelter for those who wanted it. Of course there was no charge. But in return for her kindness, everyone left a monetary donation. This allowed here to live the life she was accustomed to live.

She had no electricity. She lived thirty miles from the nearest road. She traveled to Ely for supplies by canoe in the summer over four portages. During the winter, she could use a snowmobile. Snowmobile usage stopped when The Forest Service banned motors in the Boundary Waters. She cooked with wood and occasionally propane, when she was supplied. She made thousands of Christmas Tree Ornaments, which she gave out as presents. In return her friends painted paddles for her which she used as a fence. She hauled in topsoil so she could plant flowers, an unusual sight upon the island. She continued to bottle her Root Beer.

One great story about The Root Beer lady is that she had a dog who loved to chase sea planes. One day it got too close to one of the propellers. Both the prop and the dog’s jaw were broken. The pilot was going to destroy her dog, but Dorothy Molter said, “No!. I am a nurse and I will take care of him.” She made a splint out of birch bark and attached it to the dog’s jaw. After a few weeks, the dog’s jaw was healed. From that time onward, it had a slightly crooked jaw and never chased planes again. The propeller is on display at the museum.

Upon her death in 1986 at the age of 79, her many friends from Ely took her cabins and all of her possessions and created the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely. They continue to produce her root beer, the profits going to the upkeep of the museum. A trip to Ely demands a visit to Dorothy Molter Museum. Expect to spend two hours there, being awed by this fascinating woman. While there buy a six-pack of her root beer.

A couple of blocks away are the International Wolf Center. Learn about the importance of wolves and their interaction with humanity. A major exhibit, Wolves and Humans, is undergoing reconstruction. Enclosed on a two-acre site, six wolves live and interact with each other and with humans. Presently there are two adult Arctic wolves and four younger timber wolves. All have been raised in captivity and have been socialized with humans since puppyhood before being introduced to the pack. A viewing window allows the visitors and wolves to interact with each other.

Many programs are available for the public. Movies are shown hourly in the theater. Talks by docents are given before the viewing area. The staff tries hard to combat the many prejudices we have about wolves and their behavior. Feeding is done on Saturday evenings. An additional charge is made to attend these feedings. Workshops, behind the scenes tours, and summer day camps are also available.

On the opposite side of town is the North American Bear Center. Their population consists of two male and one female black bears. Ted, who is a bit overweight, loves to lounge in front of the viewing window and pose for pictures. The other two are more reclusive. The center goes out of its way to overcome the prejudices man has about the bear. Forty-three video exhibits teach different bear behaviors, including cam cameras in their den, while they are hibernating. The main movie shown in the theater is called, “The Man Who Walks with Bears”. It describes the years of dedication that Lynn Rogers, Ph.D. has made living and working with black bears. He has found them to be gentle giants and accept him as one of the family. The Center has a children’s area, an indoor and outdoor viewing area, hands-on activities.

A short distance from town is the Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Journey ½ mile underground for a ninety minute tour of the mine and mining history and techniques. Also take that same journey to explore the High Energy Physics Tour.

Soudan is Minnesota’s oldest iron mine opening in 1882. It is also the deepest going down ½ mile into the earth. The visitor takes the same two-story elevator that the miners took to work the mines. Tours of the mine are given hourly throughout the day. The ambient temperature is 50° F. So bring a warm jacket and sturdy shoes.

The High Energy Physics Tour is a must for geeks. Soudan was chosen by the University of Minnesota because of the lack of cosmic interference from other atmospheric particles, which occur on the surface. About 2,400 feet underground this interference is greatly reduced. Presently there are three experiments being conducted. They are:

For twenty-five years The MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) Far Detector is a 6,000 ton particle tracking device that is observing neutrinos sent from Fermilab, which is near Chicago, almost 500 miles away. The goal of MINOS is to precisely determine mass differences among neutrinos, 3 of the 12 fundamental building blocks of matter. They want to see if the neutrinos change during their journey. They are divided into three types: electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos. The scientists at Soudan isolate the muon neutrino from Fermi Lab, near Chicago and examine if the flavor has changed to tau or electron. Another Far Detector is being built a distance away from Soudan to see if these neutrinos change the further they travel.

The CDMS 2 (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) Detector operates at near absolute zero to seek traces of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) that might comprise a significant fraction of Dark Matter. It is the coldest place on Earth. This facility is not open to the public, because of the strict rules it must obey to keep at this temperature. The theory is that the colder an object is the less movement. When something is introduced to the object, the difference in movement shows a rise in temperature and so a certain weight. This is very confusing to a mere mortal like myself, but speaks volumes to physicists.

LBCF (Low Background Counting Facility) now under installation at Soudan will provide a range of highly sensitive detectors, available for use by the science and engineering community for designing, testing, prototyping and calibrating scientific and technical apparatus.

Ely is a special place: a small name, but a big hearted town. Come and enjoy the great North. Be like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz: Bears and wolves and root beer and neutrinos. Oh My!

White Water Rafting – Not For The Faint Of Heart

White water rafting is an adventure sport in which a raft is used to navigate a river or any water body. It is usually done on rapids or white water to keep up the excitement. A river goes through different gradients and flows from a higher gradient to lower gradient. When the river’s gradient becomes sharp, frothy water is formed consisting of bubbles and aerated water. This has a white appearance hence termed white water. The sport has been popular since the mid 80’s.

White water rafting is suitable for all age groups as various types of rapids are available for different tastes and experience. Almost anyone with a reasonable health can go for white water rafting. It is a good way to spend a vacation, travel abroad, be among the nature, get the sun and of course get a tan. It is considered a good way to release the stress. The expeditions range from a day to a month. White water rafting is now widely practiced through out the world.

The essential gear required for White water rafting is a raft. The inflatable boat is the most common raft used. It is made up of layers of durable rubber fabrics and independent air chambers. Various sizes are available ranging from 11 ft to 20 ft. White water kayaks are also popular. They are made of plastic or fibre glass. Safety gear, water proof bags & cases, hooks, knifes, ropes and camping equipment are essential. Almost all these are available on hire.

April to October is a good time. For thrill seekers May & June are suitable when the rapids are more turbulent. White water rafting is done throughout the world round the year.

White water is classified into 6 categories depending on the difficulty:

• Class I: Smooth water but fast.
• Class II: A little bit of rough water with eddies and easy drops
• Class III: Whitewater with rapids irregular waves, back eddies. Swimming, self rescue knowledge is must.
• Class IV: White water with whirlpools, high irregular waves, for experienced adventurers.
• Class V: White water with dangerous obstacles, violent rapids, boiling eddies. Scouting is essential before going on such expeditions
• Class VI: Extremely dangerous unexplored rapids.

Due to interaction of river and riverbed various features are like strainers, eddies, waves, pillows and holes are formed. The passage of water through large objects, (usually boulders) causes a strainer. Holes are formed when water pours on top of submerged objects that cause the water to flow backwards which rushes over the object. Waves are fronts formed on water surface flowing down. Eddies are swirls or rotating water flow. When large volume of water suddenly comes against an obstruction, the water flows to a certain limit over the obstruction causing a pillow.

The popular destinations are South Fork American river, Colorado river, Arkansas river, Salmon river, Merced, Kaweah in US. Rivers in Quebec and British Columbia in Canada. Ganga Yamuna and Teesta rivers in India.

There has been concern by environmentalists due to activities of White water rafters like dredging the river bed. However white water rafting also contributes to the local economy.

Preventing Loading Dock Door Damage And Dock Drop-offs

Two common problems at loading docks are damage to the loading dock door and dock drop-offs that involve an employee and/or a forklift. Both problems can easily be prevented if the issues causing them are completely understood.

Loading dock door damage

Loading dock door damage typically results from either a staging or hauling operation or a situation where the loading dock door is hit. When the loading dock door is hit, the mechanism that opens and closes the dock door may be damaged, resulting in the inability to completely open the loading dock door. A door that is not fully open offers a potentially unsafe condition because the door can drop on employees, cargo, or loading equipment.

Loading dock door drop-offs

Statistics indicate1 that every day there are over 260 forklift truck accidents at loading docks. In fact, every three days there is one fatal loading dock accident where a forklift drops-off of a loading dock. For each loading dock accident, there are approximately 600 near misses.

Many of these accidents can be serious. One loading dock door drop-off can impact a company’s reputation and its responsibility to provide a safe work environment. The last thing a company wants to read about is a loading dock door drop-off that occurred in one of their facilities, especially if the accident could have been prevented. Nor does any company want to be a statistic in U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Weekly Fatality/Catastrophe Report2. In addition, an investigation may follow to determine if the company was in compliance with OSHA’s applicable standards.

OSHA may cite the General Duty Clause, which requires, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”

Another standard that could be cited is 1910.22(c), “Covers and/or guardrails shall be provided to protect personnel from the hazards of open pits, tanks, vats, ditches, etc.”

Impact of loading dock door drop-offs and dock door damages on corporate profitability
Even a single loading dock door drop-off accident can greatly impact a company’s profitability. Not only is the company responsible for the costs of the person’s injuries, but significant costs, potentially thousands of dollars, may result from a lawsuit. In addition, if a fatality is involved, or there are three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident the company must report it to OSHA within eight hours (29 CFR 1904.39). This will most likely result in an OSHA inspection and investigation.

Profitability is also affected when the loading dock door is hit. Once impacted, the door cannot be opened or closed without further damage to the door mechanism, and sometimes the dock door cannot be opened or closed at all until it is repaired, leaving the company with one fewer loading dock in operation. Just to replace a damaged door panel costs between US$200-US$600. This does not include the downtime created by lost use of the door, the 2-3 hours of labor costs to install the new panel, or the cost of the repair person’s travel time.

There may be additional costs related to product replacement if the loading dock door is also used to:

• maintain proper refrigeration temperatures and keep the cold-chain from breaking during palletization, staging, loading and unloading of containers; or

• protect products from exposure to environmental contaminants such as microbes, dust, moisture and other physical contamination, there may be additional costs related to product replacement.
The company may suffer additional losses resulting from the loading dock door being fully or partially opened for an extended period of time until the repair can be made.

The solution

Today many safety-minded companies are using safety barriers in place of a single chain across the loading dock door. The use of a chain is an outdated practice that offers minimal, if any, protection against loading dock drop-off when material handling equipment is involved.

The newest technology in dock door protection is the use of a safety barrier that provides a constant visual warning and a safety reminder. In addition, an audible alarm is triggered when the safety barrier is hit. This provides an additional warning to the dock employee, allowing for adequate reaction time to reduce the risk of accidentally hitting the dock door. If the barrier is struck, it safely detaches upon impact and can easily be reattached in just a few seconds. No special skill is required to reattach the barrier. This product can also help prevent forklift drop-off at raised docks and pedestrians from walking off the edge of the dock.
Below are supporting statements from several large distribution companies as to why they now choose to use loading dock door safety barriers in front of their loading dock doors to prevent loading dock door damage and dock drop-off:

• Mario D’Amours, Vice-President Distribution, Colabor L.P., an integrated food marketing and distribution network which warehouses food products until they are supplied to wholesalers: “On a regular basis, we move a lot of skids full of products, as well as empty skids, through our dock doors. We were looking for a solution where there would be a safe distance between the door and the truck and where we could also alert the yard to any potential safety issue. Safety barriers are the perfect solution to support our company’s commitment to safety.”

• Serge Guy, Director, Molson-Coors Brewing Company: “Our situation is a little different. We have an interior loading dock and hence we don’t have loading dock doors. Nevertheless, to secure our loading operation we decided to equip all of our interior loading docks with safety barriers. This has made our loading process significantly safer.”

• Denis Trois, Logistics Director at Colabor L.P., a Canadian integrated food marketing and distribution network operating in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Colabor warehouses food products that it supplies exclusively to wholesalers: “To solve our costly loading dock door problem, we installed safety barrier at each loading dock door. Since that time we have not had a single loading dock door accident.”


Loading dock door safety barriers, from companies like GMR Safety, are now considered the best solution to help protect loading dock doors from being hit and damaged and the best option to help reduce the need to replace overhead door bottom panels. They also provide a safer environment at the loading dock and aid in preventing loading dock drop-off accidents. Dock door safety barriers help reinforce a company’s commitment to accident and injury prevention.

Concurrently, loading dock door safety barriers also:
• Restrict access to the MTZ (material transfer zone).
• Reduce employee and facility downtime.
• Reduce maintenance and repair budgets and thus avoid loss of corporate profits.

An Honest Review Of Vonage: A Feature-rich, World-ready Voip

With more players jumping into the already populated space of Voice over the Internet Protocol (VoIP), the perceptive user has that much more choice. Vonage is a leading player in this marketplace with over a million subscribers worldwide in a short lifespan of three years. However, there is a set of negatives too, so wait until you reach the end of this review before you decide to switch from your traditional landline service to Vonage telephony.

What is Vonage and how does it differ from your landline connection? For a start, you must have a broadband connection, preferably cable-based; a dial-up is no good. When you call Vonage customer service for a connection, Vonage sends you a tiny box, which you have to plug to your telephone and your cable modem or DSL. You are now set to start a Vonage conversation.
With a Vonage connection, you have access to your telephone through your computer and the broadband connection. The other big difference from a traditional phone service is cost effectiveness; with a Vonage, you can cut your telephone bill significantly, and converse worldwide by buying local telephone numbers from Vonage.

Vonage offers a set of four monthly packages for all calls in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico: a premium unlimited offer at US$24.99, a basic plan of 500 minutes at US$14.99, a small-business unlimited package at US$49.99, and a basic small-business offer of 1500 minutes at US$39.99. For calls from the US to other world destinations, there is a nominal per-minute rate applicable, which is well below what you would pay to your landline service provider. For example, for a minute’s call to Mumbai (India), you need to pay only US$0.17; for a call to the UK, it is as low as US$0.04 per minute. The Vonage Website lists the charges applicable to each city on its network. Perhaps the best part of Vonage is that you can carry your US telephone number to any part of the world with broadband connectivity, and call the US at local call rates. For any reason, if you are dissatisfied with Vonage services, you can opt for the 14-day (or 30-day for some packages) money-back offer. This trial period is enough time to try out the excellent features that you get with Vonage:

• An unlisted telephone number

• Call waiting, callerID

• Call forwarding, 7-digit dialing (rather than area code +number used in many markets, including Lingo)

• An innovative voicemail feature

• Repeat dial

• Dynamic periodic feature updates

However, Vonage is not all positives. Its founding premise is a bit wobbly; your connection is afloat only as long as your broadband connection is. Any Internet outage and Vonage will cease to function. Call quality is also dependent on the speed of your broadband. Then there is the question of availability of a local number for your city; Vonage may not have your city listed, so you should confirm this with Vonage customer support before deciding on the service. Vonage is facing stern competition from AT&T and Verizon, and users have preferred the call quality of AT&T to that of Vonage. Vonage is also not the cheapest VoIP service around in the marketplace.

However, Vonage is a winner on features. If you have a dependable broadband connection, need to make frequent international calls, and travel to world destinations but need to stay in touch with the US, Vonage is for you.

Niagara Falls – Rv Facilities

Niagara Falls is one of the great destinations if the country. If you are heading that way in an RV, here are some facilities you can use as your base.

Niagara Falls – RV Facilities

Taking a trip to Niagara Falls should be mandatory. Everyone in the world should travel to this spot, one of the modern wonders of the world, so that they can see the beauty of these magnificent waterfalls. Situated between New York State in the United States, and the province of Ontario in Canada, Niagara Falls is a perfect example of the splendor that nature has to offer. Taking your trip to the Falls in an RV just makes the experience better.

A family trip in an RV, or recreational vehicle, is a great way to experience a vacation with the ones you love. Traveling in your own (or a rented) RV means that you can take your comfortable vehicle with you everywhere, and you’ll always have a place to stay. Perfect for trips to national parks and historical areas, because of the many RV parks available around these places – RV vacations are good for families of all different sizes with many different interests.

The many different Niagara Falls RV facilities are perfect for your stay in this tourist wonderland. The hotels and motels in this area can be overpriced, due to demand, and they can also need to be booked well in advance. If you choose to stay in your RV, you’ll be able to have your Niagara Falls trip without any of the trouble of needing hotel reservations. One of the nicest Niagara Falls RV facilities is Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park, located in Niagara Falls, Canada. This park offers RV campers different levels of hook ups – from electric and water all the way to the “red carpet” treatment, where water, sewer, different amp electric and even Wi-Fi Internet is available.

Another of the Niagara Falls RV facilities is the Riverside Park Motel and Campground, located close to all of the Niagara Falls attractions in Niagara Falls, Canada. This RV campground is open from May 1 to October 15 each year (as Niagara Falls is a seasonal place!). There are 103 sites available, with some being paved pull throughs and others being in grassy seclusion. Choose from no utilities or water and electric hookup. This campground is perfect for all of your needs!

A family trip to Niagara Falls is a great way to spend your next RV vacation. Be sure to stop and take a look at all of the different attractions on both sides of US and Canada border, and be prepared to have the falls take your breath away!

Alexander Graham Bell Museum – Baddeck – Nova Scotia – Canada

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) was the inventor of the telephone and was also known for his education of the deaf. Bell first visited Cape Breton in 1885 and set up a vacation home, known at Beinn Bhreagh, the following year. He spent a good part of each year there with his wife Mabel Hubbard Bell away from the formality and summer heat of Washington DC. They both played an active role in the village of Baddeck.
The invention of the telephone relieved him of the need to earn and enabled him to pursue his experiments. He had a vivid imagination and this led to scientific experiments in sound transmission, medicine, aeronautics, marine engineering and space-frame construction. He was an inventor, an innovator, a humanitarian and an inspiration to others.
Aeronautics including kite-flying experiments and the Silver Dart, the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to fly successfully in Canada in 1909 played a large part in his life. He worked with Casey Baldwin, Douglas McCurdy, Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge and Glenn Curtiss in the Aerial Experiment Association, founded in 1907. Later Bell and Baldwin later turned to experiments with hydrofoil craft which resulted in the HD-4, which set a world speed record in 1919.
Bell created a significant impact on Baddeck providing work for both men and women. Mabel Bell played an important role in her husband’s career, providing him with both financial and moral support, and she also played a large role in the life of the village.
The Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck has a large collection of artifacts related to Bell’s research – books, photographs, copies from his personal archives, personal items, furniture and awards received during his lifetime. Most artifacts are original, but there are some reproductions.
Beinn Breagh his summer home is still owned and maintained by his descendants and has many buildings and infrastructures from his time including the Kite House, the Lodge, and the Kia Ora boathouse. The graves of Bell and his wife are located on the estate. The property is not open to the public, but as an off site resource provides the context for the Museum.
This is just a small insight into Bell and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The museum is a must see for all tourists to the area and is a favorite with men, women and children alike. They have an inactive area for the kids and of course the men love all the machines. So if you plan a tour to include Cape Breton make sure to add it to your list.

Kejimkujik National Park – Nova Scotia – Canada

Kejimkujik National Park was established in 1967 and covers 381 sq kms in the western interior of Nova Scotia. The park is an inland wilderness with forest streams, lakes and islands. The wildlife and flora are abundant due to the high rainfall in the area, often flooding the streams and lakes in the spring.

Glaciers once occupied this area. As they retreated they left behind huge granite boulders, shallow soil, and craters where the lakes have formed today.

The park makes a wonderful home to beaver (the Canadian National Animal).They build their lodges on the side of the deep waterways. Muskrats live in holes in the riverbank and Otters and Mink are close by, but rarely seen. Other animals regularly seen in the park are Moose, white-tailed deer, hare, black bear, bobcat, fox and porcupine.

There are two species of flying squirrels and dozens of mouse, mole and shrew species that are seldom seen. The coyote is a recent arrival, first being seen in the park in 1994. There are increasing numbers of Raccoons that have become a menace to the campgrounds. Turtles nest on the nearby beaches.

There are numerous plants in the Park including 23 species of ferns,15 orchids, approximately 37 aquatic and 90 woody plants. Due to the high rainfall, the forests, bogs and meadows are rich in plant life.

In Spring, due to fires and logging, old Bogs are covered with rhodora, bog rosemary, pale laurel and cranberry. About 1/5th of the forest is mixed stands of softwood and hardwood – results of disturbances from fires and logging. This opened up old growth stands, giving white birch and balsam fir a foot hold. Mixed woods host numerous wildflower species. Softwood forests are found in the high, drier areas that make up 20% of the park. On the forest floor, ground cover consists of bracken ferns, blueberry, sheep’s laurel and bunchberry.

The earliest inhabitants of the park were Maritime Archaic Indians moving through the area about 4,500 years ago. These nomadic, woodland Indians traveled the inland waterways between the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic coast, using seasonal campsites along the shores of Kejimkujik’s rivers and lakes.

The Park was a natural resource for their descendants, the Micmac, who lived in the area for more than 2,000 years, hunting, fishing and camping along the canoe routes. The Micmac almost disappeared when the Europeans arrived around the 1820’s.

Petroglyphs, images inscribed in soft slate, depict the dress, family life and hunting and fishing activities of the Micmac culture in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were followed by trappers, loggers and prospectors who utilized the area before the modern day conservationists, who now work to preserve the park and it natural beauty for future generations.

The European settlers cultivated the richer soils and farmed nearly half the land in the Park. All the parklands were logged at one time. The lakes and rivers provided access to the coastal sawmills. Pits, iron boilers and miners’ cabins now mark where three small gold mines were located in the Park.

On 22 sq kms of the Port Mouton Peninsula, about 25 kms southwest of Liverpool and 100 kms south of the Kejimkujik inland Park, is the Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. This Adjunct is a rocky piece of land along the coast where birds, reptiles and amphibians are abundant. Harbor Seals bask offshore and on the rocks along the coast.

The Adjunct was added to the Inland Park in 1988, and represents the least disturbed shoreline, coastal elements of the south coast on Nova Scotia. It features ponds, tidal flats, salt lagoons, secluded coves, salt marsh and two spectacular white sandy beaches. Dense scrub and laurel dominate the coastal tundra-like vegetation.

The inland terrain of the Adjunct is rugged with spruce and fir, granite boulders and exposed bedrock carved by glaciation. Boardwalks have been built over the marshy areas.

There are approximately 205 bird species including the barred owl, about 20 species of woodland warblers, 6 species of woodpecker, including the huge pleated woodpecker and the rare black-backed woodpecker.

About ten pairs of piping plovers, considered endangered species since1985, nest within a fenced off area on the beaches between late April and early August. Just one of the many protected species that make up the wealth of birdlife. The fencing protects them, somewhat successfully, from raccoons, foxes and other predators that steal their exposed eggs.
Kejimkujik is the most important National Park for reptiles in Atlantic Canada. Five snakes, three turtles, five salamanders, one toad and seven frog species inhabit the Park. Warm summers and moderate winters account for the abundance and diversity of these species. The Blanding’s turtle was discovered in the park in 1953 and by 1993 it was declared a threatened species in Nova Scotia.

Why Is It So Difficult To Buy A Dreamer Design Stroller In Canada?

Some of the best baby jogging strollers in the world and the most affordable baby jogging strollers are made by a company called Dreamer Design.

Many people in Canada have been interested in purchasing one of their strollers, but it is not easy to do. People in Canada can find the strollers at on line retailers, but the problem is that many of the on line retailers do not ship to Canada. If they do the extra costs of getting the stroller to Canada is prohibitively expensive.

For example, one of the best selling Dreamer Design strollers is the Manhattan Lite. You can find it on line at a price of $209. To ship the stroller to Canada will cost an additional $60. Add to that the custom clearance charges of $60 to get the stroller over the border, and then add another $17 for Canadian duty charges. That $209 stroller is now $209 + $60 + $60 +17 for a new whopping total of $346 (this is before GST and applicable provincial sales tax).

That was then, this is now. BabyTravelPlanet.com now is selling Dreamer Design strollers to people that live in Canada. BabyTravelPlanet.com is located in Canada and we have worked with Dreamer Design to bring their strollers into Canada at a price that is very attractive to moms and dads in Canada.

For example, the price for the Manhattan Lite stroller which is a hybrid stroller with a swivel front wheel is $209 picked up in Hamilton Ontario (applicable GST of 6% and provincial sales tax is extra). The cost to ship this stroller anywhere in Canada is only $29.95.

So now the price is $209 picked up or $238.95 delivered anywhere in Canada. This is a whopping savings of $136 for pick up orders and $106 for delivered orders compared to buying the same stroller from an on line retailer located in the US.