We were fortunate to have time to take a longer trip this year, so we headed to the Atlantic Maritime Provinces with a bus tour for thirteen days. It was a wonderful trip, and 4000 miles later, we were still gushing on how much we enjoyed it.
I won't bore you with a lot of trip photos, but maybe just a few!
By Day 3, we were in New Brunswick where
had a very enjoyable trip on a lobster boat with a captain who told us
everything we ever wanted to know about a lobster. After instructions
on how to properly eat a lobster, it was time for a lobster lunch on
This girl had grilled chicken. Sorry.
I just can't eat anything with eyes staring back at me. And its innards were still in there.
And, well...not for me.
The lobster was served cold, Acadian style. Most agreed they would prefer it hot.
Another highlight was a stop at Cavendish, the home of Anne of Green Gables
on Prince Edward Island. I had read the book years and years ago, but
we watched the movie on the bus before arriving, and that was a nice
refresher of the story.
What a perfectly beautiful, serene place to live.
Did you realize that Alexander Graham Bell was a Canadian?
didn't. We visited the Bell Museum, but his home was only visible from
a boat. It's a 37 bedroom mansion located on an island across from the
museum and it's still used by the descendants of Bell. Quite a little
country home, hey?
spent a day on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, following the 186 mile
Cabot Trail. Here you can see the road we travelled and the views of
ocean or on the other side, the St. Lawrence.
sandy beaches, rugged and rocky terrain, small Gaelic villages, thickly
forested, and what seems like a removal from civilization, although I
know folks live there.
Nova Scotia gave us a number of interesting stops. The first was the
old fort known as the Citadel. This fellow was NOT going to smile. One
can see the Scotch influence in his dress. The fort looks out on the
harbor and once protected the citizens from any invaders.
glorious Victorian gardens in Halifax were stunning. Photos aren't
enough. All curves and circles - nothing in a straight line or square -
it was very pleasing
to the eye.
of our last stops was a cemetery in Halifax where many unknown and
known survivors of the Titanic were buried. The folks from Halifax were
the first to come to the rescue when the Titanic went down. Rows and
rows of unknown persons are then flanked by some stones like this one.
To be continued...
(This post originally appeared on my other, now deleted, blog on August 27, 2014.)