Saturday, June 6, 2009

Scenic Route to New Brunswick/Quebec Border

This past Friday Paul and I thought it was time for another day trip so we decided to head north along the scenic route (134) to Campbellton, which is on the New Brunswick/Quebec border. It is such a nice drive, mostly along the ocean with lots of farm houses, beautiful landscape and lots of flower gardens to admire.

We were only driving for a short while when we made our first detour. We stopped at Toutes Saisons Bed & Breakfast , in Pointe-Verte. Some time ago we met the owners, Phil & Barbara Thibodeau, at the Bathust Saturday Market and they invited us to drop by and see their B&B. It is a beautiful log home located on the Bay of Chaleur.

Barbara gave us a tour of the lovely rooms which have balconies over looking the ocean as you can see from the photo below of the back of the B&B. We could just imagine watching the sun set from these balconies.

You are also able to walk along the beach in either direction for some time. We didn't have the time to enjoy this feature but we will return. What a relaxing place to be. Barbara also told us that we are able to make a reserve to have dinner there so we plan to take family there when they visit us in September.

As Paul and I were driving back to the main highway we noticed this house with its very colourful garden so we just have to stop for a better look. I have garden envy once again, which seems to be happening more and more lately.

We drove on and our next stop was at the beach at Eel River. The trussell bridge reminded me of the ones I use to swim under, as a child in Newfoundland.

Paul and I did make a stop at Tim Hortons in Dalhousie for a snack but we did not capture this moment on film.

As you drive into Campbellton, you can see Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. We crossed the bridge into the province of Quebec. There is a one-hour time difference when you cross. We stopped at a local supermarket to do a little shopping and most people from northern New Brunswick will know what we were primarily shopping for.

There was a little park and boardwalk near the ocean so we stopped to enjoy. There were some lovely homes along this street with a wonderful view. It was nice looking back over the water at Campbellton.

I thought this was a very nice view of the main street of Campbellton from the Quebec side.

Although Paul suggested we drive back to Beresford on Highway 11, we opted to drive along route 134 once again and it was just as enjoyable on the return trip, although we didn't make any stops as we were anxious to be home and fire up the barbecue.

It was another relaxing day.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the day trip! Looks like you had lovely day. My favorite shots are the last 3 - my two friends and you can never go wrong with a lighthouse.