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Friday, 25 June 2010

The Acadian Islands Of New Brunswick

Shippagan, New Brunswick

We’ve been here three nights. It rained for 36 hours of that. Today the winds were very strong so we went touring instead of trusting the RV not to topple over on the road in a wind gust..

For some reason the town has a long line of expensive looking fishing vessels up on chocks. Lacking a proper internet connection, we can only speculate.
My theory is that over fishing has caused a collapse of the codfish population. Maybe later I can get more definitive about why millions of dollars of expensive boats are sitting up on dry land.
My other question is why there are there not rats on Bonaventure Isle preying on the vast Gannet nests? In Alaska rats from shipwrecks are a huge problem for island seabird populations..

We ate on the best (and only) bistro on Miscou Island today. The young French-speaking owners prepared for us cheese, tomato, bacon and egg sandwiches for us and offered crepes with maple syrup for dessert but we were stuffed.
We visited the aquarium in Shippagan, a bog on Miscou island and a lighthouse being restored by a community group.

In the morning we move on toward Prince Edward Island with a stop in Miramachi….

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