It was January 2nd, 1919. A seven-year-old boy approached the room where his mother lay in bed glistening with sweat and shivering. "She has been stricken with the Influenza," his father, Dr. Malcolm MacKay, had whispered to him. The word had only recently turned into a common term. Left Euphima MacKay (MacInnis) and husband Dr.... Continue Reading →
48.6667° N, 65.8333° W Gaspe driving map. google.com I have been wanting to go to the Gaspesie area as long as I can remember. I tried twice; once in early 90's. It was late in the fall, maybe even early December. I remember it was cold, snow was collecting on the road and my inner... Continue Reading →
Looking up at the sky, the clouds hang low, and I anticipate it will rain before long. The parking lot is empty and I walk around to the back garden of the historic Matamajaw Lodge. A short path leads off towards the river and of course I follow it. Here I find an inviting old-style... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time there was a lady named Philomene Dube. Her husband, Francois Gauthier, had died in an accident, leaving her to raise her family on her own, on the the land at the crossroads near the falls. It is said that her home was always open to travelers on their way to and... Continue Reading →
This seems to be a popular post this winter, so thought I would re-cycle it.
Map of Points of Interest Midland area of New Brunswick
The January thaw has melted the snow back but the temperature has dropped overnight to -6 Celsius, and the air is calm. One of those perfect winter days I mentioned in my story, Off Season- Tourism and I plan to make the most of it.
I grab my backpack and fill it with snacks and water, check that my camera batteries are fully charged and my SD card is inserted. I throw some spare clothing and my travel play book in the truck and I am out the door in 10 minutes. The drive will take me through familiar territory: Cambridge Narrows. I visited here for my post It All Started With Love. and I will drive past the road to The Cuts Quarry; A Swimming Hole Secret.
Two weeks earlier I had gone in search of the trail head…
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