Dawson City/Hay Island – May 29

This is part of a series that started with the post called “Roads – then and now (May 14)”. Each post in the series will describe each day of what we had hoped to do on our ‘cancelled due to Covid-29’ trip to the Arctic Ocean in 2020 AND what we did do on our Cross-Canada trip in 2019.

Arctic Ocean:

Today, we would be seeing and doing things we didn’t get to yesterday as well as topping up anything we needed by way of groceries, gas, etc.

Cross-Canada 2019:

Still in New Brunswick, we decided to check out Miscou Island and Lighthouse. On the way, we stopped at Shippagan Harbour and watched to boats dealing with their catch for the day. We even saw some ‘officers’ checking out one haul but we don’t know if it was just a random check.

Shippagan Harbour
Chaleur Bay, NB
Miscou Island Lighthouse

We then went to Hay Island and stayed at the Île-aux-foins Park (Neguac Bird Sanctuary). It is a marsh that was dyked so that hay could be harvested back in the day. Today it is back to being a marsh. They have built a walkway throughout and a lighthouse is being restored there.

We are nearing our time to leave New Brunswick but there is quite a bit more to explore — perhaps on our way back — or perhaps we really do need another trip across Canada.

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