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St. Michaels Basilica in Miramichi, NB


One of two beautiful doors.


Just one of the many beautiful stained glass windows lining both sides...

(Ron Writing) This morning we stopped by the weekly farmers market in Miramichi but it was a bit of a disappointment. We did get a dozen eggs for a good price.

We then stopped to see the most prominent feature of Miramichi’s skyline – St. Michaels Basilica. It sets high on a hill overlooking the town and being situated in this small city makes it seem even larger than it is. But it is huge and we found the inside very beautiful also.

This afternoon we continued our drive along the Acadian Coastal Drive on the east coast of New Brunswick. We found this section of the drive to be through a drier area. Many of the lawns looked like they needed water – quite a difference from PEI and the more southern parks of New Brunswick. It also seemed that as we traveled north we kept seeing more French and less English on the road and business signs. By late this afternoon we arrived in Campbellton, NB at the north end of the province at the border with Quebec.

We are parked on a large gravel city-owned lot right at the wharf. Overnight parking here is permitted and there is also a free dump station at the edge of this lot. Very timely for us!

It was so much warmer today. We had highs in the mid 80’s and even now at 10 PM it’s still 70°. We’re parked on Chaleur Bay about 10 feet from the water. There is no wind, the water hardly has a ripple and it is so quiet. Chaleur Bay is a very large bay off of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It seems amazing that such a huge body of water can be this calm.

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