We were treated to our best breakfast since starting the trip. Mango smoothie, assorted fruit, cheese, cold cuts, bacon, eggs, and toast with excellent European-style coffee. After 26 days, I even got a real espresso. To top it all off, china and crockery are very tasteful. Contented, we headed back to Bouctouch. We walked the 800m sand dune boardwalk built by JD Irving for the town of Bouctouch. It is part of the JD Irving Eco Centre complete with an Information Centre and an Interpretative Centre. First-class installation that fits with the business ethic of the Irving Family.
On a whim visited Le Pays de la Sagouine and discovered an extremely well-done re-creation of an Acadian village plus an Information Centre, Theatre, boardwalk, and theme buildings, e.g. barber shop, kitchen, and bar. This place absolutely blew us out of the water! They are a fantastic group of entertainers (all Acadians). Great storytelling in three venues, plus the grand finale involving all the artists on site. Highly talented group who are passionate about their history and performances. Hard for us as non-francophones to pick up a lot of the words, but the music, toe-tapping and hand clapping were outstanding. We could both follow the stories of La Sagouine, Evangeline and Les Racines. Both so happy about our decision to spend a few hours there. Also glad it is the start of the season, as there weren’t too many people. Highly recommended for anyone interested in this part of Canadian history.
Off to our last supper in NB, then an early start as we have now decided to go all the way back to Montreal in one shot – 10 hours or so.
One last thing, Glenn wore a t-shirt outside for the first time in a month!!!!!! Laughed when actually perspired and thought back to the 5C, wind, rain, tuques, woollen gloves, and winter jackets only two short weeks ago.
"One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time."
~ Annie Leibovitz