Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ive noticed that Melkie has posted a video of a porky, i think he was trying to be a smart azzz.
it was one year ago when Melkie and i were out on an adventure, when we came across a porky.
All was good untill Melkie left me there all alone to deal with this friendly critter. needless to say it did not turn out the way i expected.
just let me post a picture of the real story....

Yes, i know Funny as it may look i do still remember that day quite well.....

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday pictures


Today we woke up to the sun shining in our windows. It was absolutely perfect. We headed north along the north coast of New Brunswick and our fist stop was at Middle Island Irish Historical Park in Miramichi. This island is where Irish immigrants fled to when they were faced with the potato famine in their country. The Irish depended on the potato as a main food source. It was not uncommon for them to have potatoes three times a day.  When the potatoes became diseased, families all over Ireland were faced with famine.  With little or no money and no food they lined up at the shipyards to flee to a better land.  They were offered to bunk in the cavities of the ships hull, crammed in like cattle.  With no bedding, sanitation or fresh air a fatal fever soon took over and ravaged the journey. The ships headed to the nearest port in hopes of aid to relieve the sickness. If you want to read more about what happened to these people you can look here:
From there it's off to Bathurst the next major town along the way.  On our way to Bathurst we picked up a hitchhiker. He was so happy running up to the bus knowing he had a ride but he was quickly overcome with amazement when he saw Melkie open the door.  He happened to be heading to Bathurst.  On the way he told us some of the history of Bathurst and of the Brunswick Mines.  In 1953 they discovered the underground wealth of zinc, lead and copper.  By 1964 they had opened the Brunswick Mines mining lead and zinc but the most valuable was never mined. They closed the mine in 2013. Now I don't know if this next part is true but he told us that the next guy who bought the mine filled it with garbage. He used the mine shafts and the silos to store as much garbage as he could. Soon the local water was contaminated.  Wow! What a story! I really hope this isn't true! When we arrived in Bathurst we saw them demolishing the silos. We decided to stay the night here we just wont't drink the water!


This morning we headed to Pictou where we  followed the coastline up to New Brunswick. After following the coastline for most of the day we ended up at Kouchibouguac National Park. What a nice place to stop! Cooper and I met a man with a wooden leg named Alvin.  He had spent his whole life there in the park. He started sharing stories with us about the area and about an older man named Jackie Voutour. For an interesting read look at this:
We sat and listened while Alvin fished and told us more stories.  After he caught his limit we parted.  We decided to drive into the park a little farther and found a government dock, where two fishermen needed help.  They were happy to see us but surprised to see two dogs coming to help them.  After giving them a boost we decided to call it a night.

Cabot trail


Still raining but not foggy! It's on to the Cabot Trail along the windy mountain roads.  Despite the weather the landscapes and the ocean views were amazing!  After the Cabot Trail we continued on to the Ceilidh Trail.  The Ceilidh Trail is a little lower to sea level but just as beautiful! Melkie and I decided to go for a swim in the ocean. The water tasted like terrible but it was fun to ride the waves. After our swim we left Cape Breton and ended up in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
                                                                  Good night!

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