Up the New Brunswick coast

LOCATION: Kouchibouguac National Park in eastern New Brunswick

CAMPGROUND: South Kouchibouguac Campground within the Park. Nice, long sites, some with shade. Full hook-ups (30-amp). Only so-so bathrooms. Wifi. $38/night. 3 stars.

WEATHER: Hot and sunny. High 90

We packed up at Fundy National Park and headed north. We had about a 3-hour trip to this next national park. We stopped at a seaside town proclaiming to have the best lobster in the world. We stopped in another small seaside town and had a picnic at the Visitors’ Center. Today is a holiday in New Brunswick, so things are pretty quiet – the grocery stores are even all closed.

On to Kouchibouguac. We got set up in the unbearable heat, and I quickly turned on my beloved air conditioner. We hunkered down for awhile, then set up the screen tent (as George had been bitten a few times by flies) and drove around a bit to explore the area.

We are traveling with our friends Tony and Jenny from Nova Scotia. We met them in Newfoundland 5 years ago. Since then, we have met 12 more times, camping together, and visiting each other’s homes. When we first met, they were camping in a tiny Boler and we were in our A-Liner. We have “graduated” to an Airstream and they have moved up to this Rpod. It is an Rpod 179. They pull it with a 6-cylinder Honda Pilot. They like it very much.

DINNER: Tony’s turn tonight. He very lightly fried some haddock. Sides were fresh green beans and new potatoes. Really good. We sat inside the screen tent and were cozy.

It started to rain, so we all went inside and read books. No TV or radio reception here, as we are pretty remote.

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