Checking out Acadian Festival

LOCATION: Petite Lameque on the Acadian Peninsula, in NE New Brunswick

CAMPGROUND: Camping Lameque. Great – see previous description

WEATHER: Beautiful. Sunny. High 75

This area is all about fishing. As we drove into town, we passed these boats waiting for their season to start.

We drove to Caraquet, one of the main towns on the peninsula, where most of the Acadian Festival was taking place. First we checked out the farmers’ market..

Then, we walked around the festival area. The brochure about the festival is in French, but we found a festival worker who explained some of the upcoming events. Unfortunately, the Acadian music doesn’t start until 10:00 PM, and that is too late for us to be driving back to the campground.

Many of the houses are decorated with Acadian flags and other decorations – like this house.

Even some of the boats are decorated.

These fishermen were repairing their nets on the dock.

We had lunch in the harbor. Tony, in his quest for excellent poutine, tried the clam poutine. George had the clam pie and I had shrimp. All excellent.

We drove through little towns looking for a brewery listed in our guidebook. Finally we found one, and it was well worth it. The cute pourer shifted between English (to us, the only English customers), then back to French for everyone else.

DINNER: Our turn tonight. George grilled hamburgers over the fire. Side were onions and potatoes sauteed.

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