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Sisterhood Stories – Leaving summer behind

We had our first chilly morning today. First time in months that I felt myself shivering, I almost had forgotten the feeling. We did have an exceptionally warm summer. My body was soaking up the sun like it would never get enough. I actually have a tan! Really.
But as much as I want it to stay, nature is turning the page again, bringing September and its cozy evenings and colorful landscape.

I haven’t been on this blog in a while, the need the write was superseded by the need to be outside and filling up on sunshine.

The warm weather was amazing for my garden, I have loads of veggies to pick and to eat, Yum! Fortunately I had only one zucchini plant, for I have a courgette overload.  Bags and bags of shredded goodness await in the freezer for all those breads, muffins and soups I plan to bake in the coming months.So, I guess that’s a good thing I expect from autumn, though I am definitely not ready to let my sunshine go..

Here are some photos that speak of this summer short-lived but oh! so beautiful. No particular storyline here, just random snippets that make my heart sing.

summer 1

sky view

underwater

kayaking

shadow play

city view

red shoes

 

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Sisterhood Stories – New Brunswick Vacations

For our family vacations, we decided, this year, to explore New Brunswick.  I had wanted to see the Bay of Fundy for a long time.  It’s a gorgeous coast.  With its highest tides in the world, it’s a sight one remembers.

We went to Hopewell Rocks, a park where you can walk on the ocean floor at low tide and see the interesting rock formations shaped by the strong tides.  I would have spent a lot more time there.  Only downside to such a place, every tourist has to access it at the same time, before the tide rises again, and that makes it very crowded.  But definitely worth seeing! I loved the brownish tones of the rocks and water, they called one of the rivers there, the chocolate river, when all the water has gone, all is left is warm brown mud.  I wore kayak neoprene shoes, that was a brilliant idea, since you just have to rinse with water, and the mud is gone! Best invention ever those shoes!

Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks

There’s also little caves to explore here and there at Hopewell Rocks, the boys had fun going through them. You can kayak through the rocks at high tide, but we didn’t get to do it this time, it must be incredible though!

Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks

New Brunswick has gorgeous, endless beaches too!  The water is not as warm as I expected it to be.  They sell the place saying the Gulf Stream warms the waters, but maybe on that day, we weren’t on the warm current track.  We had fun anyway and on a beautiful day as this one was, cool water was perfectly fine.

Parlee Beach

Parlee Beach

Parlee Beach

We also visited the town of Shediac.  We had a great lobster dinner and got to learn about the life cycle of the lobster and about lobster fishing. There’s a wharf nearby where you can walk along and see the boats and have good food as well!

Pointe du Chêne wharf

Pointe du Chêne wharf

Homarus Eco-Centre

Pointe du Chêne wharf

Pointe du Chêne wharf

Finally, just before our trip ended, we caught a little rain, just enough to give us a rainbow 🙂

Rainbow in Shediac

 

Goodbye New Brunswick!  You were good to us!  We’ll see each other again xox

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