6.29.10 UNESCO Miguasha and Into New Brunswick!
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6.29.10 UNESCO Miguasha and Into
Our private campground in Nouvelle was perfectly situated near the cutoff road to the UNESCO site. In 5 miles we were there!
Parc de Miguasha is a UNESCO World Heritage site because it is the world’s largest collection of fossils from a certain prehistoric time. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/686
A museum with hands on exhibits and a personal 15-minute introduction by a Ranger provided excellent information on the fossils. Then a self-guided walk along the beach allowed us to view an excavation work-in-progress site.
We also enjoyed the hike back to the Visitor’s Center via the forest on top of the cliffs. Lovely walk, even in the rain. We love our foul-weather gear!
A leisurely drive through lovely countryside filled our second rainy day.
As we crossed the bridge into
However, the reality we’ve found is that if you are talking to regular service-providers like gas station attendants, grocery clerks, etc, they are not necessarily bilingual. Someone nearby usually is though. I think embarrassment in poor language skills is universal, just like public speaking.
We parked overnight with other RV’s at the Bathurst Walmart, where I spied a European RV from
The Bathurst Walmart closed about 10pm, as it was not a Super-Walmart, so all was quiet early.
Driving into NB means we are now on Atlantic time (an hour ahead of Eastern).
We’re now in the Canadian Maritimes! Excited about that!
We slept soundly as a gentle rain lulled us to a cozy sleep.