We said goodbye to Canada today – but we’ll be back. The Ferry was a much more casual operation than that to Newfoundland and, still at low season, about three fourths empty. It crosses the Bay of Fundy, and the difference between last night’s high tide and this morning’s almost low tide can easily be seen on the dock.
Having a little more time than originally planned, we drove to the New Brunswick capitol, Fredericton. There too are some wonderful
huge old Victorian houses, and the “Ancient Garrison,” an old military complex down by the river front, has been converted for public use.
Some final random thoughts on our Canadian adventures:
- We were taken with the Tim Horton fast food chain; like Dunkin’ Donuts, it had donuts and coffee, but it also had great sandwiches and good hot soup much appreciated on cold days.
- We never tried McDonald’s McLobster; just the thought seems, as Alie would say, “like spitting in church.”
- The bread, even store bought bread, is sliced thicker.
It is cold up here so people often build little houses for their children to wait for the school bus.
- Exxon is still Esso in Canada.
- Bathrooms are washrooms.
- People eat later – maybe because the sun is up later, and maybe we have just become used to the old retirees in Florida who eat so early.
- And we never dreamed we’d use the GPS so much; we named her “Harriott.”