Snowbirds to Wood Sculptures

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Wooden sculpture at St.Jean Port Joli, Quebec

Our trip continues rolling east through the Capital Region, rural Quebec and Quebec City, and on into the Maritimes through northern New Brunswick. We’ve had no breakdowns and our van home has been cozy and comfortable. Willow has settled right into the travelling routine like a veteran – adventure and exploration during the day and once the curtains are drawn each night, into her evening routine like we never moved. Travelling in a van is a little (very little) like travelling on a cruise ship. You visit different places during the day but stay in the same bed every night. The best way to see the country in my opinion.

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I’ve combined the last few weeks into one map to make it easier to follow. We spent just over a week with family and friends in Southwestern Ontario before leaving from my brother Tim’s place in Burford on Sept 6th. We spent a few days in Ottawa visiting the excellent museums there then on to the Laurentians at Mont Tremblant then over to Quebec City. Our weather has been mixed at best. The further east we go, the more rain days there are. Temperatures have been comfortable in the high teens most days and single digits at night. We tend to adjust our plans to match the weather best we can. Unfortunately, all of New Brunswick was seen in the rain while both Willow and I battled head colds.

I am writing this post from Charlottetown, PEI parked in front of a UPS Store. We’re able to access high speed internet here. We’ve become quite skilled at finding “hotspots” for high speed, although we do have daily low speed access while we’re driving through the use of a Telus aircard. It’s been invaluable for keeping us in touch with email and Skype chats. Penny has also done a substantial amount of Pipestone work “enroute” using the card. So keep in mind we do get your emails and blog comments on a daily basis and appreciate them very much, thank you.

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Brantford Air Show

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Lancaster Bomber, one of only two in existance capable of flight.

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Harvard Trainers

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Three Harvard trainers in formation.

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Installing new windows in Tim and Vita’s Burford Ontario Century Home.

That’s my dad and his wife Irene on the left. Tim, me and Vita on the right.

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Old Ontario resort area east of Peterborough

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Willow and I on Parliment Hill, Ottawa

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Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau Quebec (across river from Ottawa)

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Ottawa resident.

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Pretty clear – en francais

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Perfectly good canoe

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On the Ottawa River west of Montreal

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Mont-Tremblant Quebec

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Quebec City

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Images from inside the oldest grocery store in North America, c.1874

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Quirky French art. This was a display of full-size buses “artified”.

Of all places, these were on the Plains of Abraham.

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A knitted bus Kozy with a very long scarf.

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Seat upholstery

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The artiste – Guy
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Interior – 6000 photos of kids who ride the bus.

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Sculpture at blacksmith Economusee

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Wood sculpture garden at St. Jean Port Joli, Quebec

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These are all concrete sculptures

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Far more appealing option for a dead tree.

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Near the border of Quebec and northern New Brunswick. Acadian Country.

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Even when the weather doesn’t cooperate, there’s plenty of photo opportunities.

These mushrooms were taken on the trail down to Hopewell Rocks, NB.

Home to the highest tides in North America.

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Interior of a covered bridge in Routhieville, Quebec

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Moncton, bridge over Petitecodiac River

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Just can’t resist those sunsets.

Until next time, here’s a peak of what’s to come:

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Comments

  1. Lynda
    September 25th, 2006 | 5:48 am

    Thanks for the update on your trip; we recognize exactly where you are in the last picture with the Confederation Bridge….I believe that we were in that exact spot a couple of months ago. Weird!!!
    Love the sunset pic with the single chair, that is just wonderful. Glad to keep up with you on your trip, looks like you are having a wonderful time.

    Lynda, Dale, Corey & Hunter

  2. olaf
    September 25th, 2006 | 12:38 pm

    Scott, you’ve got some incredible photos. Especially those of the airshow. Wow! l like the carvings too.Of course my favorite shot is the sunset. Always are.Never been that far east, so it’s rather interesting following along. Say hello to Penny and Willow. Interesting piece of news today. We were nominated for manufactuer of the year, and made it into the top three contestants.Take care, enjoy

  3. Anonymous
    October 1st, 2006 | 7:07 pm

    Hi Scott:
    Wonderful pictures, highlights of your trip as a family.It makes us feel like we are tagging along. I was into Willow’s blog too and wondered if the Rideau
    Canel is the one in Smith Falls. That photo took me back to when I was a small girl and walked across Rideau Canel Locks many times in Smith Falls. Of course mom and dad never knew it. I like the carvings too and especially the mushrooms, even the one in Willow’s picture…Love MOM

  4. MOM
    October 1st, 2006 | 7:09 pm

    Hi Scott:
    Wonderful pictures, highlights of your trip as a family.It makes us feel like we are tagging along. I was into Willow’s blog too and wondered if the Rideau
    Canel is the one in Smith Falls. That photo took me back to when I was a small girl and walked across Rideau Canel Locks many times in Smith Falls. Of course mom and dad never knew it. I like the carvings too and especially the mushrooms, even the one in Willow’s picture…Love MOM

  5. Beausabup
    January 7th, 2009 | 7:30 am

    What is bumburbia?

  6. October 19th, 2009 | 9:13 am

    It was wonderful stumbling across you blog. I am very a-muse-ed by your carvings. I work in wood and like the way you painted your sculptures. It was what I needed to see this morning. Georgia

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