‘A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.’
Happy ‘belated’ Halloween! I even made my own miniature pumpkin!
but not before seeing a very picturesque village – Perce.
Our first maritime province was New Brunswick.
I would say it’s the largest of these eastern provinces. Our main stop here was in Moncton,
where we learned a lot about the Acadians.
They had settled in the Maritimes in the 1600’s, but then were removed in the 1700’s by the British, only to return again in the
1700 – 1800’s. They are a huge part of the culture of this region, along with the British. It was good to get a better understanding of this big part of Canadian history.
I, also, have now seen my first bore – like a baby tidal wave that happens with the tide – there are places in the UK you can see this phenomenon.
Then, it was a day in Charlottetown, PEI.
This was the birthplace of Canada, where a bunch of politicians got together at a big party and decided to create a confederation.
Next day, we were on the move to Nova Scotia
and John and I ran off for a few days to drive around it on our own. We saw light houses, historic forts, more Acadian history and some excellent food.
I love the people here; they are so open and friendly – even more than us westerners!
Hope you are well! Who are the friendliest nation you have met with? Think there is a top 10 list in the making here….hmm? Will Canada make it?