It’s very odd for me to be wearing shorts in Canada.
I’m usually here in October, and it’s usually a bit chilly for shorts. I had fantasized that the Maritimes would be chilly even in July, and it is cooler here than at home, but the daily highs are still much higher than the 25C maximum I was hoping for. Stupid heatwave…
Anyway, quick impressions of the eastern provinces so far:
- New Brunswick is apparently the one place where St. Hubert and Swiss Chalet peacefully coexist. That may or may not be a metaphor for something.
- I’m surprised at how small the main municipalities are, particularly Saint John. I realized I’d seen most of it after just a few hours last night. Halifax seems to have a bit more texture and size. I’ll be back there at the end of the week.
- People here are very nice. Their driving behaviour, alas, does not reflect this fact.
- I have not yet tried the new A&W plant-based burger. That may happen tomorrow.
- The combination of being so far north and also being in the western part of the time zone means that it’s disturbingly light outside till well after 9PM.
- Like everywhere in Canada, the public libraries (and librarians) are great!
- Also like everywhere in Canada, the residents seems so happy to be here. There’s not that (growing) perpetual, simmering anger that we have in the US.
- I eat too well when I’m travelling.
More to follow…