CANADA TRIP -- Sept 8 - 24, 2010
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia
with three of my best friends -- Doris, Eleanor and Myrna

Campobello, summer home of Franklin Roosevelt in early 1900's

Flowers were extraordinary

Franklin's hat and pipe in the den

Fish Weirs. There's a rainbow forming over them.

Hubbard house (a neighbor). I like the oval window in the dining room

Ferry from Campobello to Deer Island. 
After driving across Deere Island, there's another ferry to St Georges in New Brunswick.


New Brunswick -- Bay of Fundy Coastal Route

Suspension bridge over the Salmon River

Of course we had to walk across it

Breakfast with a view

Cape Enrage

Hopewell Rocks

Friday evening, High Tide

Saturday morning, Low Tide

High Tide

Low Tide

Prince Edward Island (PEI)
We crossed the Confederation Bridge from New Brunswick to PEI in time for the Potato Festival in Victoria

Emcee and food tasting judges

Entrant serves her entry to each judge.  She was the winner.

Ocean View Cottage, 4 BR's, 2 Baths, LR and Kitchen

This was the highlight of the trip for me, as the owner of the cottage knew the niece of Father McNeill well enough to knock on her door and bring me in to meet her. We sat around the kitchen table and she filled me in on the McNeill family history. We exchanged books and hopefully will visit again in New Jersey.  For more on this family story, click here.

We're spoiled by all this luxury

Anne Marie's craft boutique

Helene Gallant, rug hooker (photo in Acadian Museum, PEI)

Acadian Museum displayed several of Helene Gallant rugs

North Cape wind farm provides 4% of PEI's electricity

Red sand of eroding cliffs

Typical scenery inland

Haunted Woods Trail

Green Gables

PEI National Park, Cavendish

Leaving Wood Islands (sigh), PEI for Caribou, Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia

Lunch time Caleidh at the Celtic Music Centre, Judique

Cheticamp gift store features hooked rug products

An Elizabeth LeFort rug on display 
at Les Trois Pignons museum

These stations of the cross in the Marguerite Gallant collection are an exact duplicate of one my grandmother had. Coincidence?
Marie worked in Milford, Pa for years. Milford is not very far from Larksville where my grandmother lived. Perhaps these were made in some nearby town.

Motor cyclists were riding the Cabot Trail for a cure to cancer

Someone said there were 900 motor cycles riding.

On the Lone Sheiling Trail

Ferry to Englishtown to avoid construction at St Anne's

Scones on deck by Alexander Bell National Historic Site

Mr & Mrs Bell enjoying the waterfront

The main street in Baddock

Ferry to Iona

Highland Village Museum.  Replica of a home in Scotland, showing conditions that led people to immigrate. Buildings after that showed progress of each generation.

Some windows were blown out of the Church by Hurricane Earl
 just two weeks before we visited.

This was a third generation house.
The scones she was making were delicious.

This lady made her own butter churner

Super 8 pool in Truro

I made quite a splash 

Wharf in Halifax
After visit to Maritime Museum

Theodore Too tugboat

Peggy's Cove

William E. deGarthe carved this monument to Nova Scotia fishermen.
It depicts the fishermen, their wives and children under the protection of a guardian angel. 

Smuggler's Cove -- our lodging in Lunenberg

Lunch and a hike at Kejimkujik Park
on way to Digby ferry

Bay ferry coming into Digby. Note shape of bow.

Leaving Nova Scotia, fish weirs

Arriving at St John's, New Brunswick
Top deck section begins to rise

Top deck of bow raised out of way of dock

New Brunswick, on way home

Seedy lodging, but OK. We had all three units on bottom floor.

With a view

and no other tenants

St Andrews

I dumped all my Canadian coins into their case and was rewarded with a tune sung personally to me.

Myrna found a special Christmas gift.

After St Andrews we just headed for home. Got as far as rte 495 around Boston at rush hour, saw a sign about construction delays ahead and took the next exit which was Lowell. There was a Courtyard right at the exit.  The next morning traffic was much smoother and we got home in the early afternoon.

It was a wonderful trip with good friends. Thank you Doris, Eleanor and Myrna.