“When one tugs at a single things in nature, he finds it is attached to the rest of the world“-John Muir,
Written on the railing of a foot bridge on a trail, in Fundy National Park. Pictured above.3 min, look and read.
I crossed a lot of bridges this year, physically and metaphorically. This is a photographic journey of my favourite physical bridges I crossed; one from each month.
On my way home from Cape Breton after the holidays, I stopped to take a pictures of the Starkey covered bridge constructed in 1912, near Sussex, New Brunswick. You can read more about the area in Sussex New Brunswick- Don’t Just Pass Through
I was going shack wacky from too much indoors. I needed an outing. A weekend in Saint John, was just what the doctor ordered. Some sightseeing around the old port city gave me this fabulous photo of the bridge over the reversing falls.
A little tramping through the snow. This bridge is featured in the story, Murder, A Moai, and A Hobo, Fredericton Junction
Our first taste of spring weather got me fired up to see some new scenery. I took a trip to Hartland, to the worlds longest covered bridge, with a side trip to a few roadside attractions, and I stopped to eat pancakes, smeared with the seasons fresh maple syrup. It is featured in You Traveled Alone?
join me for a drive through the world’s Longest Covered Bridge clink below
I had shoulder surgery and I didn’t move far from the house. I took one of my best shots the day before surgery; RIVER INVADING. The Saint John River crested its banks at Hazen Park, in Oromocto. You can see more about the flooding in my story: 10 Things You Didn’t Know; Oromocto, NB The Burton Bridge is down around the corner out of sight. I’ll show it to you later.
I was laid up for most the month in a sling, but my niece was coming home to visit the family from Fort McMurray, Alberta and I wanted to see her. It was closer to go to PEI than to Cape Breton, so the last weekend in June, I crossed the Confederation Bridge and I meet up with my sister and niece in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, for the music festival. The bridge is a distance of 12.9 kilometers (8 miles ) It is the longest bridge crossing ice-covered water, in the world. This picture was taken from Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick.
On the return home from PEI, I stopped in Port Elgin to walk across one of the six footbridges listed on the Department of Transportation website. This foot bridge is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
After discovering there where five other foot bridges in New Brunswick, I went in search of another down by St Martins. Little did I know, I would discover that the The Fundy Trail Parkway, Is Not The Fundy National Park. This bridge is featured in the story.
I had a few more places to see to finish up my piece on; The Miramichi River Route, as I would do it. The Priceville suspension bridge, is my favourite of the foot bridges. It has a great story behind it and it is super bouncy and long, with two spans.
Hampton’s Green bridge was a hands down winner for October, it was brilliant. However, earlier in the month, I walked under a bridge in Welsford, and it was pretty special too. You can see the story behind them both in Hampton, New Brunswick Part 2 and Welsford, New Brunswick. The Best of
I stayed a little closer to home, and took advantage of the lovely late fall weather to enjoy a walk along the Salamanca trail in Fredericton. This is a view to the Prince Margaret Bridge over the Saint John river.
The month started with another comfortable late fall day to enjoy the outdoors, and it allowed me to gathering material for a story about Fredericton, more to follow on that.
Who knows what the new year will bring? Without a doubt, they’ll be bridges to cross. Please join me as I discover fascinating places around the Maritimes. Happy travels and Happy Holidays from Maritime Mac.