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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Off to New Brunswick


The two turtles are on the move again. We have spent two nice days on the eastern side of PEI. Our b&b "The Pines" was fantastic accomodation and the hosts were ever so nice. They thought of stuff we needed before we could even ask and the breakfasts were amazing. When we told them we were shopping for a b&b they told us that their place was for sale! Too big for me to manage on my own though. That and the fact that the average age of a person living in Montague was about 75....We were eating in a restaurant and there was an "older" couple at the next table. They ordered the smallest items on the menu and then shared them. They ordered a pot of tea and then nursed one bag through 3 more pots of water. If you're that cheap, why bother going out for dinner? I bet the waitress scored a huge tip :)
Toured around the eastern island and didn't see much to interest us. All in all, PEI was fun to visit but I can't see running a business there. Unless you want to be in the corridor running north from Charlottetown to Cavendish there are few reasons to travel elsewhere. Also, trying to find property that isn't close to the ever present potato fields is difficult.
Got up this morning, ate and hit the road for a leisurely drive to New Brunswick. Crossed over the Confederation Bridge - at a cost of $42.50 thank you very much, and toodled along the Fundy Coastal Drive. Very pretty. We stopped in Alma and had a beer on an oceanside patio and then headed out again. Our drive took us through the Fundy Highlands Provincial Park - not as beautiful as Cape Breton but close. I bet the camping there is amazing. For those who like camping I mean.....which I don't.
Landed in St. John around 6pm tonight and are staying at a cheap and cheerful b&b called the Carleton House. (Jeff says b&b stands for boring and brutal) Found a fantastic restaurant called the Bourbon Quarter that's only been open for 4 months. Definitely had a Louisiana feel inside although the menu was not Cajun. Super meal. We are now making a habit of eating at the bar so we can chat up the locals and it has proven very fruitful. Actually we're just barflies but it makes a good cover story!
Tomorrow will be rainy so we are heading to the Saint John Museum which has been referred to us as a great place to spend some time. Monday will be the Farmer's Market - the oldest continuous market in Canada.
Tuesday we had down to St. Andrew's By The Sea for our next wwoofing assignment.
Stay tuned for more pics and more excitement.
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