Bear News Beartown News

JULY 1, 2002

Bruin's Annual Trip to Canada

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).
This 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!!!

 


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