Trip Start Jun 26, 2010
18Trip End Aug 31, 2010
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After Quebec City, we continued on north to Riviere-du-Loup, next to the river that borders New Brunswick. We spent our first night in Campbellton, in the Bay de Chaleur. Everyone seems to boost that the Bay has some of the warmest water in the Atlantic, but I think that they held their thermometers upside-down. We decided to travel along the coast, on the Acadian Trail. Stopping on the Acadian Peninsula for the night, we found a restaurant for our first "Seafood Supper". We ate at the marina, in a cutesy little place. I got the biggest plate of shrimp I have ever seen. We continued on our way the next day, and then we traveled down the Acadian trail, which fallowed the cost of New Brunswick. Later we went to a campsite on the Acadian Isles where we stuck our feet in the ocean for the very first time. That same day, after supper we took out the kite because it was very windy by the ocean
One thing we did notice was that the houses along the coast of New Brunswick would sport five point stars. Thinking the stars symbolized their Acadian pride, we didn't question it. Only when we learnt that the stars are used a hex to ward off evil spirits did we investigate. Farmers use them as a symbol of luck. The different colors are used for specific wishes. We see brown and rusted colors most often. Although many of the stars we see are only used as decorative accents. Another thing we see hanging outside of New Brunswick homes is their underwear. Almost every house we drive past seems to have their laundry hanging out on the line, and they leave nothing for the dryer. The amount of granny panties and boxers we see would be shocking to any westerners, but out here "anything goes!" -Mercedes