Tag: Maritimes

Reminder

Reminder

While out for a walk, I saw these two stepping stones leaning against a fence. Suddenly, my thoughts were taken back to our visit to the Maritimes last June. How I’d love to revisit that part of Canada again, as we saw only a small part of what the area had to offer. Sadly, travel may not be in our future, so the memories will have to suffice.

In case you’re interested in seeing some of my Maritime posts:
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part I: New Brunswick At Last
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part II: Shediac for Tourists
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part III: Shediac Marina
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part IV: Lobster Tales
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part V: Prince Edward Island
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VI: Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VII: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part VIII: On the Way to…
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part IX: Hopewell Park
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part X: Magnificent Hopewell Rocks
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XI: Havre Boucher
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XII: Cape Breton Island
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XIII: Houses & Lighthouses
Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part XIV: Maritime Churches

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part I: New Brunswick At Last

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part I: New Brunswick At Last

sign

I had looked forward to this trip for seven months, and finally the time had come. My husband and I were going to eastern Canada to get a sampling of three of the country’s maritime provinces. On June 1, we landed in New Brunswick at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, which is actually located at Dieppe. We were then shuttled off to Shediac, where I was going to have to attend three days of meetings before our real holiday could begin. We were able to take a walk after the first day of meetings and got a taste of this town.
rhododendrons
The rhododendrons were in bloom. Beautiful!
ship on house
Many yards and houses displayed sailing themed decorations.
ship in yard 2
Some trees caught my eye. These, with the trunks twisted together, and another with lips puckered up and ready for a kiss.

We made our way to John Lyons Park.
John Lyons park sign
The grass  was wet, and a little overgrown in some places, as the area had been getting a lot of rain. There was a row of birdhouses near the shore. When I’d near one with a bird in the entrance, the bird would fly to the hole of another birdhouse in the line. I think it was trying to draw me away from the actual birdhouse where it was nesting.
JL park birdhouse
The coastline was a little craggy, yet beautiful. I could have spent a lot more time there, but we had to get back to the hotel, and meet my colleagues for dinner at one of the local Shediac restaurants, Gabriele.
looking out from JL park 2
Our last look at the ocean for today.