Navigating Nova Scotia w/o gps

Old May 19th, 2005, 07:21 PM
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Navigating Nova Scotia w/o gps

I was hoping Hertz would have cars with GPS, but no such luck. Is it easy to find your way? Any map or book that would help with navigating. I am heading there the middle of next week. Thanks.
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Old May 19th, 2005, 07:43 PM
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Hello, EnjoyLife! Relax...the reason you cannot find a Hertz car in NS w/
GPS is b/c you do not need it! It is soooooo easy. Where do you land? Hfx? Just ask @ the counter & they will direct you. You do not need maps or books! If you get lost, just pull over & ask somebody!
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We are from Australia and did Nova Scotia last year along with PEI. If we did it on the "right side" of the road you can do it to. No problems getting around at all but be prepared for the worst roads you will probably ever travel across. We couldn't believe how rough it got in parts.
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I once got really, really lost in Nova Scotia, but I blame that on it being early in the morning. We watched our airplane take off as we drove down the long driveway into the airport.

We had, however. seen a fair bit of the province.

Turns out the signs with A on them did not mean airport, but were a civil defense escape route. From my point of view, I was just the driver, not the navigator who told me which way to go.

On a dozen other trips to NS, using my own brain and not his, I managed to get around just fine. You will too.

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Wherever I travel, no matter how "simple" people say it is to get around, I always get a map, and use it!! Much better to find you did not need it than to wish to heavens you had one!! Our highway map is good, as it the "Doers and Dreamers Guide" - get both and also bring along jackets because we are having a very cool (not to mention rainy) spring!!! Have fun!
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what kind of weather can we normally expect to have in late June-early July?
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Old May 25th, 2005, 09:10 AM
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Probably sunny, highs in US terms from 60-70, maybe up to 75.

Windy along the ocean coast -- bring a windbreaker.

But generally, it's a wonderful time to visit Nova Scotia
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