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Acadien Peninsula Tour - June 29-30, 2019
« on: July 02, 2019, 11:31:33 PM »
We left Dieppe at 8:30 with the intention of having a large showing of Corvettes.  Unfortunately, due to personal & health reasons, we had 11 cancellations.  Our club members' health is very fragile at the moment.  But 11 Corvettes made the showing and before we were done on the first day, we had increased to 15 (our members from Fredericton, Campbellton, Balmoral, Bathurst, Caraquet and Tabusintac joining us).   We stopped for a coffee break in Miramichi, then on to lunch at Pizza Delight in Tracadie.  The weather was a sun/cloud day, but no rain - actually, no rain all weekend until we neared St-Louis-de-Kent on our last stretch of Highway 11.
We visited the Miscou Island lighthouse, with a tour that took us to the very top.  A great picture taking spot - I couldn't help but think of how much Paul Dunn would have loved this day.
The Shippagan Aquarium was our last stop before checking into our hotel.  It was a fantastic experience.  I found it so informative that Roger & I plan on returning with the grandchildren.  The seals put on a show for us at the end of the day, or as Roger said, they put on a show for the fish they were fed.
After check-in, it was a short drive to the restaurant, Le Caraquette.   Most had eaten so much for supper that they took advantage of the location for a stroll along the water front, before heading back to the hotel for a little game or two of L-R-C.
The following morning everyone was excited to see what the day would hold.  Some even took the time to wash the Vettes, so they'd not be embarrassed as we attracted attention everywhere we parked.  The visit to the Atlantic Boat Builders in Bas Caraquet had to be cancelled, as they were having assembly concerns and closed the plant to the public.  Instead we visited a museum (Le Musee de Cultures).  The two guides were very personable and we enjoyed the tour.
Then on a pleasant 30 minute drive to la Distillerie du Roy, where we were educated in the production of beer, whiskey, rye, rum..... with samples of course.  They usually are closed on Sunday but the owner was very happy to show us around and explain his humble beginnings.
A fantastic lunch at the restaurant, La Crepe Bretonne - a specialty restaurant with great service.   Here is where a few of the Vettes went in different directions.  Those that live in the northern part of NB took a different route to head for home.  The others drove through St. Isidore to Tracadie where we stopped for a tour of the Historial Museum that began as hospitals for those inflicted with Leprosy (Lazarets are what these hospitals were known as).  We were all taken aback by how our provincial health care treated these folks.  A very shameful part of history.
Then a final stop in Miramichi again before our final lap.   Here we separated someone as some wanted to be home earlier than others.
In general, we couldn't have had a better tour.   Thank you so much to Chanel & Judy for working so hard to make this happen.  We appreciate all the work, in particular with reservations for all the activities.
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