Blogs from Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, North America


North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Sackville August 11th 2011

It has been almost a weeks since we arrived back home in Wuhan and two weeks since we started the journey back from Sackville, New Brunswick. Guess it's about time to finish off my travel blogging for this last summer trip! The last week in July found us heading back along the southern Gaspe coast by bus from New Carlisle to Pointe-a-la-Croix at the Quebec-New Brunswick border. The scenic coast is an anomaly in the province of Quebec, with English speaking towns interspersed along the way. The names give it away; New Richmond, Carleton, Chandler, Hope, etc. Although French is definitely the dominant culture, there is no shortage of English families that stretch back for several generations, starting with the arrival of Channel Island immigrants in the 1750s. Although a beautiful area in the summer, I ... read more
View from Gaspe coast towards New Brunswick
Sackville before the action begins
Pat's piece of the community garden

North America » Canada » New Brunswick » Sackville July 4th 2011

July 4 In the morning our French speaking hostess at Gite Les Leblanc was a bit at a loss with my special diet so she gave me access to her kitchen and watched in amazement as I sauteed vegetables and eggs for breakfast. Since it smelled so good and other guests were envious perhaps she will decide vegetables might be acceptable for a breakfast meal. I will say I was wishing I could taste the homemade peach-rhubarb, pineapple-zucchini, and strawberry jams on her whole grain bread. There had been a gentle rain throughout the night but the drive to New Brunswick was only overcast. Campbellton is the first town you enter on this road from Quebec and to Dave's relief, they speak English or at least are bilingual. We stopped at the information center and decided ... read more
Local color in Bouctouche, New Brunswick
Irving Botanical Gardens, Bouctouche, New Brunswick
The ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks

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