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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Louisburg to Moncton…Long Ride with a nice ending!

Thursday Aug 1
My, my the were does the time go? I can’t believe that we’ve been gone nearly a month! We’ve visited so many places and met so many wonderful people along the way. I’ve met all of my important goals on this adventure. About the only one I didn’t meet was getting “Screeched” Remember, that was how to become a full pledged Newfoundlander…wear a down-Easter rain gear, kiss a cod fish and down a jigger of moonshine. I didn’t get the opportunity and I wasn’t too crazy about kissing that big old cod fish either.
Now bad for a dead Elm Tree!

Tonight, we are dry camping again outside a Visitor Center in Sackville, New Brunswick. We walked the downtown and took a few pictures of the carved Elm trees. These Elms have become victims of the dreaded Dutch Elm Disease. The town residences were wise not to cut them at ground level. Local “First Nation Artist” have done a remarkable job of pulling figures from these once giants.
The weather here in Sackville today and night was perfect…in  the mid seventies. After supper in the camper, we took the watershed walking tour from the visitor center. We didn’t expect too much of this walk, but it turned out to be very pleasant. The trail started out like most trails do with gravel. After a few hundred feet, we came across a little wooden bridge. Still nothing to write home about or for that matter write into the blog. Next at a fork in the trail, to our left, was a boardwalk that went over the reeds in the marsh. From then on, it was peaceful and wildlife started to show itself. Birds of several species were bobbing around feeding, taking care of their young chicks and so one. 
All the boardwalk in Sackville
The board walk started to get more populated with people. Joggers, walkers, dog walkers, bikers were all present at one time or another. The white birches were now towering above on each side of the boardwalk. I had brought my pocket Nikon and took several interesting shots of the wildlife, the flowers and us walking along this little gem of a trail.

Tomorrow we tackle the Bay of Fundy Trail
That is what we did and saw!

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