Joe & Marcia - Road Trip to the Canadian Maritimes travel blog

Fishing Boats at Lemaque

At Bog Interpretive Walk

Needle Cluster to be Indentified

Miscou Lighthouse

Joe and Marcia at MIscou Lighthouse


It was quite cool overnight and a chilly 63 degrees inside this morning. (The fireplace took care of that.)

At a bank, we changed some currency; the rate was down to $1.06.

We drove up the islands, passing through Shippagan, Lameque (countless fishing boats), had lunch at the Central Cafe, and reached Miscou Island. We stopped at the peat bog interpretive walk. (90% of NB is peat, which is very acidic and hosts unique plants.) Peat is a huge industry and regulations have been put in place to restore the peat as it is used. We went on to the "end" of Acadia, Miscou Lighthouse.

We bought strawberries (the best!) and a tomato roadside, to have with our steak and salad.

Some tidbits not mentioned before:

Currency goes as low as the $5 bill. The $1 coin is known as a "loony" because of the bird on its face. A $2 coin is therefor a "toony." This we knew from other trips, but different from 2010 is that pennies are no longer in use. A merchant simply knocks off two cents, for example.

A cultural difference in Quebec is that restroom attendants are of either sex. Joe first observed a woman mopping in the mens' room and later I saw a man replacing TP in the women's room, conversing with women as he did so.



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