August 7, 2013

August 6, 2013 Day 76   
Baie Ste. Anne Fishermen’s Cooperative, LTD
Escuminac, New Brunswick, Canada

Another change in plans!  Due to strong winds, we wisely stayed in port today.  We did a few chores to take advantage of having some extra time.  Ron and Lisa came over in mid-morning to discuss plans and schedule for the rest of our trip on the Down East Loop. We will try to arrive in Maine during the first week in September.

This afternoon, Lisa and Joyce took a walk on the beach and picked up more sea glass and some nice oyster shells.

At 5:00, Merielle, who is on staff here at the wharf treated us to a tour of Escuminac and the nearby communities.  She was so thoughtful to drive us around and show us everything including homes, churches, beaches, and the industries here which are fish processing and peat moss.  The peat moss is mainly shipped to Japan.  She also took us to the grocery store (we do seem to eat well).  Once again, we are overwhelmed by the generosity and hospitality of the local residents.

Sunset over the fishing wharf at Escuminac
She told us there are moose in this area and that she had spotted one a few days ago. (Bill has desperately wanted to see one!) We came back and had a quick dinner and then got ready for our trip tomorrow. We will go to Summerside on Prince Edward Island for two days.  We will leave the lobstermen here as they prepare for their season which opens on Friday.