poetry and prose about place

along the river (day 2)

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For many days of my virtual travel during Phase 8, I will be ‘biking’ along the north shore of New Brunswick.  At first, I will travel along the Restigouche River.  Then I will continue as the river opens into the Baie-des-Chaleurs.  Just across the water will be the distant hills of the Gaspé Peninsula of the Province of Quebec.


Phase 8 waterways 2



map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


8-2   January 5, 2014   35 minutes  3.0 km (Richardsville to south of McLeods)


On day 2 of my travels, I followed the relatively straight road along the coast.  The houses in rural New Brunswick are usually arranged in small communities with houses in a linear pattern along the main road.  New Brunswick has a lot of Crown Land (about 48% of the area), arranged in large blocks.  As a result, communities (and the associated privately-owned land) are often separated by long stretches of largely forested Crown Land.  Crown Lands are not privately owned but are managed by Federal or Provincial Departments for the people of the Province.


8-2 rural NB

a typical stretch of road along the north shore (image from Street View)


Most of the communities along the northern shore of New Brunswick are French-speaking, so when I see people along the road, I will be able to practice my French, as I did in France.


January 7, 2014  'Restigouche River and hills of Gaspe'   Jane Tims

January 7, 2014 ‘Restigouche River and the hills of Gaspe’ Jane Tims


Have you ever travelled in New Brunswick?  If so, I hope you enjoyed your stay!


Copyright  2014   Jane Tims

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  1. Lovely painting, Jane. 🙂 As you know, I have been to New Brunswick, but saw very little of it. I’d love to go back someday and explore some more. In the meantime, I get to follow you on your virtual travels and learn more than I would on a quick trip. Thank you.



    January 10, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    • Hi Robin. So many people only catch a glimpse of New Brunswick as they drive to destinations in Nova Scotia and PEI. Living here, I know there is lots to see here. I’m sure you’ll get this way again! Jane


      jane tims

      January 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  2. That’s a lovely painting Jane. One of my favourites so far. I’ve been away for a few weeks without Internet access – heaven!! Back to the land of living now. I’ve never been to New Brunswick so I look forward to learning about it through you x


    Top Of The Slush Pile

    January 8, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    • Hi Gemma. I’m glad you like the painting. Glad you are back to the Internet world. If you ever come to Canada, I hope you visit us in NB. I am still working away on the book. I have a new project starting in May, so I hope to be done by then! Jane


      jane tims

      January 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

  3. Beautiful watercolor, as always, Jane. I’ve never been to New Brunswick but some day I’d love to travel there and visit Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, too. Pictures of all those provinces look so inviting to me,


    Barbara Rodgers

    January 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    • Hi. I love all four provinces. Still quite undeveloped and lots of seascapes/wetlands. I love to visit all the New England states. Jane


      jane tims

      January 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

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