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21 September 2011

Cross Canada and Back, Part 26

Drive to NB, Shediac, Cap-Pele, Bouctouche Dunes


It is July 19th 2011, and day 65 of our trip.

We received word that our trailer was fixed, and it was ready to roll with the new axle installed. After anohter wonderful breakfast at Peter and Maia's, we left Nova Scotia, and headed for Prince Edward Island where we picked up our trailer. 


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As we crossed the wonderful Confederation Bridge again the sun was shining down on us. 

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge
There was an extra charge this time to cross the bridge, a cost of $7.00 per extra axle, equals $14.00 for a total of $55.00. We headed  for the town of Shediac on the North/East Coast of New Brunswick.

We took the "Acadian Coastal Drive" up the beautiful coast line. We arrived in Shediac and were setting up camp at the Parlee Beach Campground. It's a provincial campground and is run very well. 

Parlee Beach

Parlee Beach

What is really nice in New Brunswick is that most people are totally bilingual. They switch back and forth from English to French without a problem or an accent. I wish I could do that.

We went for a long walk on the beach and sat and enjoyed the sunset.

Parlee Beach

Parlee Beach
The next morning after breakfast and a bit of computer work, we decided to drive to Cap Pelé which is famous for its smoked fish. 

Amazing the people along the coast here seem very well off. Their homes are super well kept, the grass is trimmed  to golf course standards, and flowers and flower baskets decorate  their  homes.

Cap Pele area home

Cap Pele area home
In Cap Pelé there are tons of fish processing plants in operations. We picked up some smoked herring and headed back north. We stopped in at our trailer to drop off the herring, and enjoyed a café crème made by our trusted coffee machine.

On the road again we stopped in at Canadian Tire in Shediac, and bought a couple of lawn chairs ( we felt that summer finally had arrived). 
Further up the coast, we found our way to the Eco-Centre Irving, at La Dune de Bouctouche.


Visiting La Dune de Bouctouche

La Dune de Bouctouche with its boardwalk
These sand dunes are a must to see if you visit the area. The sand dunes stretch for about 12 km along  Bouctouche Bay. They are the result of the constant action of the wind, tides, and the sea currents. Here you can also find some of the warmest waters on the east coast.

At La Dune de Bouctouche
Part of the dunes have a wonderful boardwalk. We spent hours just walking along and taking it all in. Unfortunately some of the east coast storms have done serious damage to the boardwalk.

Damaged boardwalk at La Dune de Bouctouche

For more pictures of this part of our trip, click the picture below, or go direct to the slide show here.
Drive to NB,Shediac,Cap-Pele,Bouctouche Dunes
Cheers,

Anders and Liz

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