Thursday, May 07, 2009

Dateline: Edmundston, New Brunswick



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A distance of 455k covered today, most of it south of the mighty St. Lawrence river - a total of just over 1,100k in the 2 days I've been on the road so far. This part of New Brunswick is very French, I'm staying in a motel I've stayed in many times before which has a fabulous restaurant attached. Right in the middle of nowhere.

It was raining all day, ao I tucked in behind a Honda delivery truck for most of the distance. It helped through some of the mountains which had pea soup fog. Caused in no small part by this factory, Norampac





Road music were albums by John Denver and Cherish the Ladies followed by a CBC programme on how classical music influenced contemporary, like did you know that John Lennon came in one night and found Yoko Ono playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and told her that was easy peasy so to speak, and to really impress him she should play it backwards. She did. And that piece of music is The Beatles' "Because".

I'm a good driver. My dog rides beside me and she says so. Here's proof:




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And here is where the French charm the pants off me: Dinner tonight was crepes. But oh what crepes. The older chef who moved like a ballet dancer. One crepe at a time he prepared: seafood, chicken, vegetarian, you name it, fresh grated local cheese top and bottom, fresh steamed asparagus laid just so on top, beauchamel sauce over, pasta pecan salad on the side. Dessert was the same but with chopped fresh fruit, custard, whipped cream AND double Devon cream laid on board like an artist's canvas. All there allowed me to speak my French and encouraged me greatly. Merci beaucoup, mes amis.

After this, the dog and I waddled a few miles up a wonderful converted railway track by the river in the rain and got into stride on the way back.

12 comments:

  1. Love the dog! She smiles in her sleep. Love the details: Is that a true story about the song Because? I love that song!

    Happy travels, girl!
    love,
    v

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  2. Yes, beautiful dog, you are so lucky!

    WWW, I'll be on the Bay of Fundy most of the time, but I have friends in Margaree Harbour (CB) that I want to visit at some point, maybe we can meet...

    Edmunston! You're halfway there now! I assume you're headed for the ferry out of North Sydney?

    Take care, drive safe

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  3. Verna:
    Yes she does, she smiles most of the time. she's a rescue so very very special, the two of us seem to know how truly lucky we both are.
    Yes, CBC said so, so I think it true.
    Thanks for the good wishes!
    XO
    WWW

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  4. Anne:
    Yes she's very special.
    We may be visiting Inverness as a friend has a property there but is there rarely.
    Yes I'm headed for the ferry for Saturday night crossing.
    thanks for the good thoughts.
    We'll be in touch...
    XO
    WWW

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  5. That sounds like a fabulous meal, the sort of attention to detail and flavour that's too often neglected. Glad you got a better chance to exercise your French!

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  6. I love that Quebecois treat called brown sugar pie.

    Have you caught a wiff of the McCain french fries factory?

    Have a safe journey the rest of the way.

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  7. Nick:
    Yes, I told him - en francais - that he was a true artist. He was pleased.
    XO
    WWW

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  8. GFB:
    Too high in le sucre for me!
    McCain: not yet, I know whereof you speak!!
    Thanks!
    XO
    WWW

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  9. My mouth is watering - the thought of those crepes!!

    Ansa is such a sweetie!

    Stay safe and well, WWW.

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  10. I am a late arrival, far too late for the crepe! I hope the remainder of the road journey and ferry crossing went well.

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  11. T:
    As well it might be, mine still is hankering for them I must say, I need to start cooking them again, tho always a little dodgy. I paid close attention to the Master who wiped the hot plate with a smidge of butter and then wiped it off.
    XO
    WWW

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  12. GM:
    thanks but alas my journey continues on and on, reminds me of Waiting for Godot for some reason. LOL
    XO
    WWW

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