Bruin's Annual Trip
For my third year in a row, I, Bruin DeBear, spent a wonderful two
weeks in Atlantic Canada visiting the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, Quebec, and New Brunswick. I collected many
treasures of the region, mostly fish and lobsters which I promptly put
in my belly for safe keeping. I think I've mentioned before that
us bears LOVE FISH!!! After a rather wild ride on the CAT ferry
from Bar Harbor, Maine, I arrived at the Canadian customs in Yarmouth,
Nova Scotia where I had to show a letter from my veterinarian which
stated that I was in good health. Then a quick snack of FISH and
chips before I traveled along the "French Shore" to Annapolis Royal and
Fort Anne and Port Royal. The next day it was overland to
Lunenburg, the home of the Bluenose II. There I met Andre, a
soused suing sushi souschef (after several tall glasses of
wonderful Canadian draft beer I'm not sure exactly what he did say).
Then on to the famous lighthouse at Peggy's Cove and finally Halifax and
the HARBOR HOPPER. This amazing taxi-boat roared through the
streets and into the harbor providing a great tour of the city.
There is so much that I could tell you about Halifax and its
beautiful gardens, museums, pubs, buildings, parks, history, etc, etc.
If you wish to learn more visit
www.NovaScotia.com Next stops Sherbrooke Village, Cape Breton
Island with the Cabot Trail and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
Two more ocean going ferry trips and I was on the Magdalen Islands in
the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Several days of exploring the Islands included climbing to the top of
Entry Island (pop 130).
is unlike any other place in eastern Canada. Time practically stands
still on these sparsely populated islands in Gulf of St. Lawrence. The
archipelago was settled by Acadian fishers and farmers in search of a
home after the deportation in 1755. Shipwreck survivors, some of them
English-speaking, also fell in love with the beauty of the ‘Maggies’ and
started their own communities. Everywhere, neat, brightly painted houses
stand in cozy contrast to the dunes and wind-swept marshes. And, best of
all, the long, long beaches haven’t yet been invaded by tourists.
All to soon I said goodbye to these wonderful islands and people and
took the 5 hour ferry back to PEI. Green Gables House in
Cavendish, Prince Edward Island has become famous around the world as
the inspiration for the setting in Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic tale
of fiction, Anne of Green Gables. In real life, this farm was the
home of David Jr. and Margaret Macneill, who were cousins of
Montgomery's grandfather. Shortly after her death in 1942, Montgomery
was recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as
being a person of national significance, and a monument and plaque were
erected at Green Gables.
Across the Confederation Bridge from PEI into New Brunswick, back
into the U.S. at Calais Maine, and home to BEARTOWN. Can't wait
for my trip again next year!!!
what radio station the bears and humans of BEARTOWN
listen to while on the internet? Why good old
Country Music, of course, on none other than: www.countrybear.com
here for genuine real country.
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