Monday, August 29, 2011

Down the Fundy Trail to Cape Enrage

Friday, finally it was sunny, blue skies, floating clouds, the perfect day to again drive the Fundy Trail. From Riverview to Alma the road is curving, the landscape scenic; many lovely old homes and fields scattered with goats, sheep and cattle.

Our destination Cape Enrage, one of my favourite locations in this area, where we picnic, find amazing driftwood sculpture and attractive beach stones.

Along this road there are many craft and artist’s studios. Stained glass; colourful birdhouses; contemporary, abstract pottery; raku pottery; many fine art paintings

Hand-blown glass; quilts and hand knits and ladies fashions.

A detour up Albert Mines Road, a heritage herb farm produces creams, essential oils and jellies; there is pottery made from local clay; Alpaca sheep and more art.

In Hillsborough there’s the New Brunswick Railway Museum and towards Riverside Albert horseback riding (plus skiing and snow shoeing in winter).

The Sawmill Creek Bridge, built in 1905, is the last covered bridge on Highway 114.

Just past Cape Enrage sample, and buy, wild blueberry wines. Down here the mist drifted in intermittently, atmospheric but clearing in time for our picnic.

For more than a day there are many places to stay; B&B’s, some in century homes; the Artisan’s Suite at Wendy Johnston’s Pottery; motels, inns and campgrounds. Lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs.

For me it’s an area to enjoy any day. With natural art to bring home.

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