Guess What? Still in Bathurst, NB – Day 41

Guess where we are? That’s right, still in Bathurst, NB due to windy conditions on the ocean. We rented a car and had a great day of exploring some of the interior of New Brunswick, a beautiful province.

Moored in Bathurst, New Brunswick

Docked in Bathurst, New Brunswick

We headed mostly west from Bathurst in St. Anne Rd. and then road #180 for a couple of hours.  Beautiful woods, streams and rolling hills.

We headed mostly west from Bathurst on St. Anne Rd. and then road #180 for a couple of hours. Beautiful woods, streams and rolling hills.

There were periodic signs of logging all along the way. Here is one such area where we were able to turn off the highway onto the short logging road for a good view.

There were periodic signs of logging all along the way. Here is one such area where we were able to turn off the highway onto the short logging road for a good view.

Although we heard that there were lots of moose in the area, this is the only one we saw.

Although we heard that there were lots of moose in the area, this is the only one we saw.

Another shot of the heavily wooded woods, taken from the road.

Another shot of the heavily wooded woods, taken from the road.

Lots of trees and bushes of all kinds. It reminds us almost of a rain forest it is so lush and thick.

Lots of trees and bushes of all kinds. It reminds us almost of a rain forest it is so lush and thick.

Mile after mile of forest as far as one can see.

Mile after mile of forest as far as one can see.

Among the bushes, a beaver's house in the middle of this pond.

Among the bushes, a beaver’s house in the middle of this pond.

Another shot of the beaver house.

Another shot of the beaver house.

We turned off the main road and drove on this side road for a few miles. Love the beech and birch trees. We also came around a corner and saw a large very black bear. He saw us too and headed into the woods fast.

We turned off the main road and drove on this side road for a few miles. Love the beech and birch trees. We also came around a corner and saw a large very black bear. He saw us too and headed into the woods fast.

Wonderful large area of lupine flowers along the road.

Wonderful large area of lupine flowers along the road.

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Can you believe the size and brilliance of these lupine?!

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We contacted a couple that were from Alberta, CA who were serving for 18 months in the greater Bathurst area…James and Lorainne Shields. We had a delightful dinner with them. They are doing much good.


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Guess What? Still in Bathurst, NB – Day 41 — 4 Comments

  1. So glad I’m finally getting around to vi visiting your blog. What a wonderful and amazing experience you are having. I know you are especially enjoying the people you are meeting along the way. I love seeing the pictures. Stay safe and well. We love you!

    • Hi Pat, Al and Lori. What a fun surprise to hear from you! Yes, we really are having the time of our lives. Every day is a whole new experience and challenge…some more than others but we really are doing just fine. The people really have been great all along the way. Taking the pictures is a way for us to remember what we have seen and where we have been but there is so much we see every day that it get’s hard to know what to share and what not to share as far as the pictures go. We are continuing on toward PEI tomorrow. Love to you all.

      iboats’ Captain,

      Bruno (and his better half and 1st Mate, Cari!)

  2. So glad I was finally able to catch up on your adventures of this week. What a beautiful area you are in. Those flowers along the road were amazing. I am glad you waited for good weather and hope your trip tomorrow is calm and safe. Love you guys – Cayr

    • Thank you Cayr. Great to hear from you. We are very glad that we waited for the better weather also…and yes, it gave us a great chance to get to know Bathurst and the area around it a little better. Beautiful part of the world. We have also enjoyed meeting a number of very nice and friendly people. The adventure continues tomorrow.

      Dad

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