Canada

After a short drive we reached the spectacular Niagara Falls; viewing them from the Canadian side which shows their horse shoe shape.

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Niagara Falls has so much water!

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Niagara on the Lake parkland – a lovely place for visitors and locals to enjoy today’s fine but humid weather.

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Catherine Clutterbuck took us to see the local museum which showed the building of the canal at St Catherines in the 1800’s.

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Mike and Peter at Lake Ontario at last light with the newly built pier at Burlington in the background.

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Mike and Janice with their current ‘rescue’  dog, a golden retriever called

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After a frustrating drive from Burlington, south of Toronto to Montreal we were welcomed at Francoise and Bernard Saulniers’ home 20 minutes east of the city. We got caught in horrendous traffic entering Montreal and we were so happy to arrive at last at their home.

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French Canadian cheeses are very different to American – more like French cheeses.

Later in the evening we enjoyed Skyping the Wortleys who had been guests here 7 years ago – it’s such a small Servas world!

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Jacques Almeras and Marie-Te Wera and friend at home in Quebec City – our warm and inviting Servas hosts.

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A woodpecker up very close – the bird feeder was directly outside the dining room

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Battlefield Park Quebec City – a strategic location for the French forces as it oveooked shipping sailing up the St Lawrence .

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A black bear – cast of course!

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A new way to wear fur!

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A street musician en-route to work for the evening.

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Street art.

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James Wright, Jane and daughter prepared a New Brunswick dinner to give us a taste of regional food including Fiddletips, which are the new tips of fern fronds, maple syrup glazed salmon, potato salad with Canadian bacon and brussel sprouts followed by strawberry and rhubarb shortcake.

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Delicious food and great company. Life here in the backwoods of New Brunswick at Gregg Settlement near Florenceville offers a very cosy and comfortable existence in a remote part of the province. What wonderful opportunity we had to share in the Wright’s life. Their street wasn’t even on our GPS!

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The vegetable garden was large and will be very productive soon with long daylight hours.

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Their outdoor area looks so inviting in late spring – it’s hard to imagine it covered in snow for 4 – 5 months a year.

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Breakfast was pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup and bacon with fresh fruit – a Canadian speciality.

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A beautifully knitted tea cosy made by Jane’s mother – a keen craftswoman.

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Saying goodbye at the front door after a wonderful day.
We set off armed with plenty of the Wrights maps of Prince Edward Island – our next destination.

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The route we followed to the Confederation Bridge taking us across from New Brunswick to PEI.

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On the 13km bridge which was opened in 1997. This saw the end of the icebreaker ferry service.

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