Friday, July 15, 2011
Now that our children are adults and don't travel with us we can choose other form of accomodation than motels and camping. We still camp because of the beauty of our provincial and national parks but we have really enjoyed B&B's in recent years.
On our return trip from Nova Scotia we staying at a charming place near the village of Kamouraska on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River. The B&B is in the country but Kamouraska is close by and has an amazing boulangerie (bakery) a decadent chocolate shop and great restaurants including a gourmet pizzeria with at least 30 choices. We love this distinct culture that allows small villages to be centres of creativity and culture.
Later we sat on the deck of the B&B and watched farmers literally make hay while the sun shines. In fact, they used lights to bail hay until after 11 and it was a good thing. It rained heavily during the night. There was a fox who was also figuratively making hay while the sun shone, hunting between the rows of freshly mown hay. There was such a sense of contentment watching the humans and the fox in the harvest, the sense of life's balance and completeness. The next morning the hills behind us were shrouded in mist and the hay field was done.
As with yesterday's entry, there is a sense of the Creator's blessing in this "off the beaten path" beauty.I had to take a picture of the only gas station in town. Talk about retro!
Any off road travel for you this summer?