Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton

I honestly had a fantastic weekend in Fredericton!!! Drove done there on Friday for the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. The city was packed as Robert Plant (former lead singer of Red Zeppelin) and The Sensational Space Shifters gave a convert on the main stage. I had a 40 $ pass for the Hoodoo House venue and my highlight was the Ben Racine Band. It’s impossible to describe how the lead singer Ben Racine and the Tenor Sax Kaven Jalbert and Baritone Sax Mat “Moose” Mousseau communicated intuitively on stage (and the other 4 players too). All the songs made me swing and shake. It was great crowd. More men than women (on stage and in the audience) and I felt rather young. Heard the cd that I brought on my way home today and the song “Contagious” is my favorite. They have never performed in Germany yet, but while they were signing my cd they told me it hopefully will happen 2020. Continue reading Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton

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Hurrican Dorian

I settled is here in Grande-Digue and had my first days at work in Moncton. The Downtown Dances event was great fun (the three mayors danced and I was wondering how I could convince any mayor in Germany to support a local company in this way) and I met Allen and Karen Kaeja and Marie-Josée Chartier, which all helps to quickly better understand the Canadian Dance Scene(s). Continue reading Hurrican Dorian

Black Bear, Lobster and Co

Let’s wrap up the last week of travel in this post, before I start to write about my first days at work in Moncton and Hurrican Dorian that came up as a big surprise yesterday.

Driving up the south shore of New Brunswick almost everybody stops at Hopewell Rocks (10 $ per person) and so did we. It’s an interesting rock formation caused by tidal erosions, but a little overrated if you ask me. Rather unusual is the Old Bank Museum and the old man who is volunteering there used to be a ranger at Fundy National park and later worked for years at the Museum in St. John. If you wanna know more about the local life he is your source to talk to. I just walked into the museum/Tourist Info to use the toilette and spent an hour listening to him. Continue reading Black Bear, Lobster and Co

Fundy Park Mosquito Tale

The day we drove down to Fundy National Park the weather was somewhat unpredictable, so a lot of people happened to cancel their reservation for the weekend and we ended up being very happy, because we got a spot at the beautiful Camp Wolfe campground for three nights! That gave us a lot of time to explore this National Park in its full variety although we only could do day hikes. Continue reading Fundy Park Mosquito Tale

„Once upon a tide…“

WHALEcome back! Here are some wildlife pictures that I couldn’t share yet in older posts, because the wifi was to slow. I will go back to older posts to an add pictures in the next few days.

I am at least two weeks behind writing things down, but I don’t wanna miss out to share some of my adventures with you, so let’s pretend it is mid August and I am on the road camping in New Brunswick.

Tidal Clock in Digby

It’s all about the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy area and about ocean wildlife. You even fix yourself with a “Low tide Latte” (a small coffee that is) or a “High tide Latte” (a large coffee) and you try sea weed as a snack. The kids are playing in the mud and you here: “You want a mud pie?” Being number 8 on the waiting list we were lucky enough to hop on to the ferry from Digby to St. John in New Brunswick on Friday Aug 16.

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Kejimkujik National Park to Digby Neck

schoolhouse cafe

I am sitting in The Schoolhouse Cafe on Digby Neck with fantastic food and use the time to write a short update. The cafe is a social enterprise run by volunteers who wanted to make sure that the local government didn’t close the local school (for less then 20 kids at the moment), so they started to use the building for a cafe and exhibitions. It’s open 8 am till 2 pm. If you are in the on vacation here in the future make sure you stop here to support them. It’s a very rural area and the season is short, so it’s difficult to run it. Continue reading Kejimkujik National Park to Digby Neck

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