Monthly Archives: September 2011

Maritimes and Struggling Rhymes

New BrunswickSo, when Pia left off we were at the end of the Gaspé Peninsula in Percé, Quebec, home of the famous Percé rock. We took a boat tour from Percé which took us to see their namesake then around nearby Bonaventure Island, a provincial park which is home to the largest colony of northern gannets in the world, and neighbourhood hangout for young punk seals with nothing better to do but lie around in the ...continue reading

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Patient Spouses and Perfect Log Houses

I’ll just start with the bad news: On our first day in Québec City, I left our camera in a coffee shop downtown where it was stolen. It was our anniversary (although we didn’t realize that the camera was gone until the next day, which was kind of a blessing because it would have ruined the day for me), we were in a rush to get to the hotel, I am terribly absent-minded, etc. I do have to ...continue reading

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Hot Town, Hot Tub, and Hot Poutine

montreal skylineWe arrived in Montreal at about 1:00 in the afternoon and by dinner time we were thoroughly charmed and already labeling it a place we could happily live. We rented a little studio apartment on the plateau, which turned out to be a fantastic location (mostly by sheer luck, since availability was limited for vacation rentals when we went to book it) allowing us to walk basically everywhere we ...continue reading

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Parliament Hill and a Thrift Store Thrill

After leaving Toronto, we spent a night in Smiths Falls, a small-ish town between TO and Ottawa. On the way, we managed to catch this beautiful sunset:

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