slight change of plans

Remember our honeymoon post? The one in which I outlined a fantastic, perfect road and water trip through the Canadian Maritime Provinces?  Well, there will have to be a change of plans.

It’s not huge, but we’ll be driving a bit more than we were expecting.

The CAT has died....sort of.

The CAT ferry from Bar Harbor, Maine, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, as been discontinued.  This is disappointing.  Now we’re looking at another 4 hours of driving to St. John, New Brunswick to take the Princess of Acadia to Digby, Nova Scotia, and another 50 miles to where we’d be otherwise starting.

The Princess of Acadia

This is still a three hour ferry ride, though.  We will also get to see the Bay of Fundy coast of both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, so we’ll be seeing a bit more.  We’ll still drive around Nova Scotia to the east, and up the far side of the peninsula before turning back toward New Brunswick to go to PEI.  We might decide to go all the way to Cape Breton Island and take another ferry to the island, and then cross the Confederation Bridge on the way back…

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, & New Brunswick

In any case, I’m really excited for the trip.  I think it’s going to be gorgeous there in late September next year.  It’ll be October by the time we get to Quebec and Montreal and Vermont.  Why did we decide to do this NEXT YEAR again?  Oh yeah, so I won’t be driven crazy…. =P

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2 Responses to slight change of plans

  1. Elissa says:

    That’s too bad the service has been discontinued. When I did a NS driving trip I took a ferry from Portland ME to Yarmouth.

    The tide change at the Bay of Fundy is amazing, it reminds me of the tides around Mont-St-Michel with how far they go in and out and how rapidly they change.

    If you plan to spend the night in Saint John, I can find the name of the hotel I stayed in with the beautiful breakfast room.

    • bellecoeurwedding says:

      Cool, thanks! I’m not sure what the detailed plan is just yet, but I have read about the “world’s largest tides” in the Bay of Fundy. I’m looking forward to seeing it!

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