Since my Dad was in the military we were raised all over, most of my childhood was spent in central and western Canada but still I feel an affinity for the seaside. I just love going to walk on the beach especially in New Brunswick where there are such high tides. It's great to walk on the sand bars that just a few hours later will be underwater.
This year the dogs didn't seem to mind wading at all and it wasn't much of a struggle to get them to swim short distances to get to the next sand bar. Beckett did pretty good, keeping his front feet in the water when he
The beach that we go to is adjacent to Parlee Beach Provincial Park but is not actually part of the park since dogs are not permitted in the park. You have to cross a little tidal stream to get there but at low tide it is only a few inches deep.
|Entrance to dog-friendly beach at Point du Chene, New Brunswick|
|Low tide with other dogs playing|
We did some of the usual things, took in the big lobster, did some shopping, walked down to the wharf and visited with my mother. We also went to see my Dad and visited the memorial to the three Royal Canadian Mounted Policemen killed in the line of duty in Moncton three years ago. The families helped personalize each of the statues, one officer was a K9 handler.
|A partner's foot prints|
This time the tourist thing we did was with a company called Taste This, Goûte ça. They do food walking tours of the downtown restaurants. We did the evening tour with them; my sister and I were the only ones booked on that tour so we had a very pleasant private evening with our guide. We did six restaurants, each one served us an appetizer and a couple even had wine and beer to sample.
Shediac, New Bruswick is a nice town that gets busy in tourist season, so busy that the main street often is a parking lot. When we went in town, we parked and just walked to what we wanted to see.
|The big lobster|
|The boys and the big lobster|
|The boys and a local fisherman|
|3D mural at the Lobster Shoppe|
|Another mural at an auto shop.|
|The boys at the town fountain|
|Point du Chene wharf|
|Coast Guard vessel|
Some of the residents must be quite the characters if you go by the decorations outside their cottages or even by the name of the cottage. One cottage is called Whale Oil Beef Hooked, say that five times fast. The picture below is of a shed in the area.
All in all it was a very good vacation, just a little sad it had to come to an end.