Days 42 and 43 in Bouctouche NB

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Such a beautiful setting for a club

The yacht club land and clubhouse are owned by the Irving family. KC Irving was born and raised here where his father had bought and run a sawmill now the site of the club. There is a lovely walk along the shore from the club into town that is all park land. Originally it was housing and dockage for sailing vessels but a fire burnt down all the buildings. Bouctouche, unlike Kingston, turned its waterfront into parkland.

The first day we had breakfast in town and then Tom and Sue came by and drove us to liquor and grocery stores and then a quick tour around including the Irving Arboretum across the road from here. It’s very beautiful with many well maintained flower beds.

Today we celebrated Canada Day (or is it really Dominion Day?) in town and enjoyed the free hot dogs and drinks. I had a basket of mussels for $3!

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Canada Day in Bouctouche
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All these for $3

John the club manager was going to drive us this afternoon to the Eco Centre to walk across the dunes. But the afternoon continued the rain and mist so we stayed put.

Late in day (finally it’s not raining) John came by and photographed us on our our respective boats. He has albums (which he showed us the first day) of all the visitors and their boats to the club.

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Statue of KC Irving of oil fame
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We counted at least 7 of these large anchors around the club and in town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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