Grand Manan’s Red Trail

  Hiking trails Grand Manan Fidgeting with excitement, I stand at the access gate. The metal grate shudders under my feet as each car drops onto the lift gate and rolls onto the ferry at Black's Harbour, New Brunswick.  A man in an orange crossing-guard vest waves for the walk-on passengers to go forward and... Continue Reading →


Irishtown Nature Park, Moncton

I am driving west on the Trans Canada highway, and I am having an internal debate, flip-flopping between should I ? should I not?  The Notre-Dame/ Saint Antoine exit is coming up fast, so I have to make this decision now. Last moment the right-hand turn signal goes on and I decelerate down the ramp. I had hiked around Victoria... Continue Reading →

The best of Woodstock, New Brunswick

Map of points of interest Woodstock, NB I exit the highway and take the scenic Saint John river road, past the little Temple stallion that rears up on the lawn of someone's home. The Benton Road sign comes into view and I follow it for about 12 kilometers, where the pavement ends.  Cautiously I swerve... Continue Reading →

Maliseet Trail to Hay Falls, N.B.

Map February 19th, 2018 It was our first observation of family day in New Brunswick, and as I posted in When it snows, I plan, I wanted to go for a hike on the Maliseet Trail in Hay Settlement just south of Woodstock, New Brunswick. I pack extra long johns, snow pants, a hat, mittens, socks, boots... Continue Reading →

Caledonia Mountain Road

via Photo Challenge: Out of This World I was trying to find the Caledonia Gorge lookout.  My GPS was directing me," Turn right on to Caledonia mountain road"  The drive had became increasingly remote, the snow banks were encroaching on both sides, reducing the road to a single lane. " Do you know where you... Continue Reading →

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