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Thursday, August 30, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part VII (The North Shore); the Final

The road to Riviere-du-Loup takes me along the shore, the St. Lawrence River to my right, steep cliffs to my left. Along this stretch I found the unusual traffic signs I posted in the first part of this series. I also found some delightful little towns. Here’s one, Ste. Anne-des-Monts, which I just... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part VI...(The Gaspé)

While much of this trip had been planned, the rest came about because of a whim. When I left the Miramichi, my intention had been to return to Toronto. But I had left rather late in the day, and realized that only ‘rally-style’ driving would put me into Toronto by the following evening. However,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part V (The Miramichi)

A slight mist lies on the river, but there is blue and a hint of gold in the sky over the woods. The morning light has not reached the water yet, and it appears black and viscous. The river is silent, as silent as the woods. There is no breeze, but there is a scent of pine in the air, and of wood... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part IV (Joggins)

On a sunny day we left early for a drive to Joggins. No more than a sleepy town at the head of Cumberland Bay, the upper arm of the Bay of Fundy, you may never have heard of Joggins. But it is a place whose very existence has influenced the way you think about the world, if indirectly. Here, on the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 30, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part III (Lunenburg)

The fog has lifted, but there is a heavy cloud cover. We’ve come to Lunenburg, 60 miles or so west of Halifax on the South Shore. Founded in 1753, it was settled by German colonists from the region of Lower Saxony, and named after the town of Luneburg. (I have no idea why they saw fit to add the... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part II (Halifax)

Yes, I went to the East once again! Plunging once more into the Maritimes, often making my way along the coast. We all have our places of special magic, places that draw us in ways we find hard to explain even to ourselves. There is a raw-edged beauty about the land the frequent mists barely soften.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My second trip to the Maritimes...Part I

I have returned to my usual haunts, from a trip that was very enjoyable, if not without its dangers. Some of the joys will be described later, but the dangers are best depicted by the road signs warning of them. If the falling rocks don’t get you... it will probably be the moose... (as you can see,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 13, 2007

More traveling...

Well, folks, I'm off on another trip, and 'down the road' there'll be 10 extra clicks for the first Blogger who guesses correctly where the road will take me this time. Meanwhile you might not see much of me, although you may catch the occasional glimpse, either in your blogs or mine. And I hope... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Naut’s Fabulous Quinoa Salad.

Do you know what quinoa is? No? Well, I didn’t either until very recently. But then, one day, as I was stomping away on that damn elliptical machine at the gym (it’s also called a cross-trainer) I was reading an outdated copy of Men’s Health Magazine (I had forgotten my book). And after having read... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Almost Back...Part IV (Final)

Halifax. Do not expect a tourist guide's account from me. I can only give you glimpses, and even then they’re glimpses more of my life than the city, a city where I have lived and loved and which has become one of my hometowns, although I was neither born nor raised there. And yet, part of me will... Sign in to see full entry.

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