A recent conversation with a fellow blogger has inspired me to stir up some memories of my trip to the Eastern coast of Canada. My parents took my sister and me via motor home, a.k.a Minnie Winnie to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. We went “trailer trash” and stayed in multiple trailer parks throughout each province. It was the way to do it back then! Gas was so much cheaper and it was an economically efficient way to travel.
Even though I was a lot younger then, I was still old enough to be “wowed” by the beautiful sights and really appreciate my home country. The province of Nova Scotia is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean almost completely. Even though it’s the second smallest province, it actually has the most universities than any other province. It is more well known for its lobster (the province itself is even shaped like a lobster!) and high tides. The Bay of Fundy is the body of water that separates Nova Scotia from New Brunswick and it has the highest tides in the world.
We went whale watching in St. Andrews by the Sea, New Brunswick, on a little zodiak boat to ensure we got up nice and close. The further we went, the mistier it became. Since my sight was hindered because of the fog, my hearing was heightened. I can still hear the sound of the whale’s blow hole, and I remember excitedly looking back and forth to catch a glimpse of a whale among the fog and mist. Although I only saw glimpses of fins and tails here and there, I still felt completely engrossed, by hearing the whale’s breaths and its grand, slow movements through the water.