Yes – you wish you had one of them hanging around in your apartment or your office, reminding you of the vastness and freedom the sea brings in your life. Unfortunately each and every one of them weighs a ton. So I couldn’t bring any of them with me. Not even for you.
Well, what’s in a name? Bouchtouche sounds exciting and weird, even when you hear it lots of times. We drove for one hour to get to the “Le Peys de la Sagouine”, where we learned a lot about the Acadian author Antonine Maillet and the characters of her books. They seem to live on this wooden island, telling you about the hardships of their lives and the imaginary fights they had with their neighbors. I personally had the best time in the sweet shop. It sold vintage candy. I had to have it.
Biking, biking on the trail. Who is the first at the beach? Probably those lovely ladies dressed in yellow.
During the little big bear safari we got the chance to see more bears than ever before. So sweet! I couldn’t stop watching them!
Have you ever seen a blue lobster? Well – we have!
A lighthouse and plenty of nature & seafood – that’s how we experienced Miscou. The best time to visit it, is October, cause then almost everything that is green in summer turns red. Amazingly beautiful. We also made it to and on the lighthouse, which was built in 1856. The view you enjoy from there is aaawweeeesooooommmeeee!
La Grande Tintamarre is celebrated every 15th of August. Traditionally it’s all about making noise and being heard. So many people (about 20.000) gather on one street in Caraquet to demonstrate the vibrance of Acadian culture. Exactly at 17:55 o’clock, when the Acadians were deported by the British, the church bells ring and the noise commences. Old and young, tall and small, everyone is on their feet, dressed in the four colors of the Acadians: blue, white, red and yellow. When this event started, I had goosebumps – and I couldn’t stop watching all the funny and creative costumes people had made especially for this event.