Tuesday, 20 October 2009

|August, 2009 FREDERICTON, NB

We travelled up the foggy St John River for two days to arrive at Fredericton, stopping for cable ferries along the way.

The legislature building was undergoing repairs, so we were not able to see the inside.

The art gallery is home to the famous Beaverbrook Collection (no pictures allowed). The collection's ownership has been in dispute for several years. Lord Beaverbrook's heirs claim that he lent (not donated) much of the collection. It is in the courts and the lawyers will be the big winners.

The cathedral is truly amazing. Built when the city had a population of less then 10,000, it rivals cathedral's in cities 10 times bigger.

Fresh produce is just a short drive in the country or you can wait for the Saturday market, when the farmers come to the city center. We tried both.

We enjoyed a day sail with Carl & Ruth, good friends and neighbours of my brother and SIL.
My brother Earl and SIL Cindy treat us to sunset drinks at the hotel terrace bar, overlooking the St John River. A perfect end to the day. Thanks again bro and Cindy!

Earl and Cindy's home and one of the two part time house cats. They "pet sit" for friends that travel a lot.

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