Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Notes From Nova Scotia ~ Part Two

posted on Saturday 2nd February 2008

It was Monday morning and we were in Edmundston, New Brunswick, but at first, I could not even remember the name of the place. We packed up and made an early start with St John, New Brunswick in our sights. We had to be there by evening, as we had a reservation on the Tuesday morning ferry.

The drive from Edmundston was beautiful, following the River Valley Scenic Drive south through the province. We stopped at Grand Falls for breakfast and then had a walk to see the Falls which were most impressive; with a force of water sufficient to generate hydro-electric power from the churning, fast-flowing river. It was a hot morning, but much less humid than at home.

We continued on following the Saint John River, glimpsing spectacular vistas through the forests of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees. The forests stretched to the far horizons in all directions. At points along our route, the trees would open up to the huge expanse of the river.

We had a stop at Florenceville, the ‘french fry capital of Canada’ (home of McCain’s factory and potato country). At least here, english seemed to be their first language, which made communicating much easier. South of Florenceville is Hartland, the site of the longest covered bridge and a national historic site.

We reached Saint John in the mid-afternoon. The city is right on the waterfront which forms part of the Bay of Fundy, famous for the highest tides in the world. This historic city was first settled by the British in the 1730s and the remains of Fort Howe can be seen guarding the city.
We went out for dinner, our first proper meal since Sunday lunchtime. We visited Billy’s Seafood Restaurant and enjoyed an excellent meal of fresh haddock, followed by some amazing desserts. A meal had never tasted so good.


3 Responses to “Notes from Nova Scotia ~ Part Two”
on Sunday 3rd February 2008 at 2:50 pm1 Mia
Hello Marie! You have moved! I will change the link in my blog. I have also enjoyed your recent posts, your photos from Yorkshire are beautiful (it is one of the places I really would love to visit).

on Monday 4th February 2008 at 7:59 am2 Tracy
Wonderful photos…and such great armchair travel! Lovely posts of late, Marie! Happy Day ((HUGS))

on Monday 4th February 2008 at 6:43 pm3 yolanda
I love this photo. It looks to be quite beautiful there.

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