I loved everything about the East Coast, each province was picture perfect, even on the rainy days. A province I didn't expect I would love so much was, New Brunswick. I had this idea in my head, that it was flat and just farmland, that maybe I wouldn't have many options of places to run, etc., it ended up being the opposite! I loved everything about each stop we made.
We arrived in New Brunswick a day early because of car trouble, (like I mentioned in my last post) yes it was the third day into our trip and our exhaust cracked! But it wasn’t anything too major, and led us to New Brunswick a day early where we met some great people along the way. Serge, the mechanic that helped us with our car, talked to us about his many trips across Canada and it just made us even more excited about our trip. Because of our early arrival in New Brunswick, we had to get an Air BnB, so we drove to Moncton, where we stayed with Chris, our host. He’s a runner, so of course he gave me some great suggestions of places to run, for every place we were going to visit. He also told us which way to drive down to Fundy National Park, so that we could get the scenic route.
Our stay in Moncton was lovely, and running along the waterfront trail was exactly what I needed after a very long 10hr drive the day before. We left midday for Fundy National Park, and arrived just before the rain! It rained all night, so the next morning we decided to drive to the nearest town to see what we could do. We ended up in two different coffee shops, in a small town called Alma. We worked for a little while, then decided that the rain was not going to stop us from exploring, so we ended up going to Hopewell Rocks to see the low tide, and walk on the ocean floor! Such a unique experience.
It was so cold, and rainy, but we ended up staying there for a really long time. My friend, Aubrey, was right, that you can walk for a long time and not realize how far you’ve gone until you need to go back to the main stairway. The rain finally stopped just as we got back for a late dinner. On Sunday we drove up to Fredericton, to have lunch with our friends Claire and Eric. After lunch they showed us around the city, which was charming, and of course, it had perfect running paths along the waterfront (and over the bridge).
Our last day in Fundy, we had amazing weather, so of course I had to go for a run, and we went for a hike within the park at Coppermine trail.
After our hike, we left for Prince Edward Island! Which I cannot wait to share with you! Here's a sneak peek into PEI ;)
We’re currently in the Prairies and haven’t had much wifi, so yes these posts are a little late. I’m loving this adventure we’re on and every province, park, and town we’ve visited have been so welcoming. If you’d like to keep up with our adventure across Canada, follow us @cabellobycarolina and @theabrahamadventures. And keep the suggestions coming, next stop is Calgary, AB