Patapedia River

(Kedgwick and the Restigouche too!)

May 21-25, 2009

The Crew

The Patapedia Crew

We started out in Fredericton with a crew of six.  We loaded up the trailer with our packs and canoes in the hot spring sun and headed North.  We drove for four  hours to a campsite in Kedgwick where we stopped for the night by the river.

Patapedia River Sunrise

Patapedia River Sunrise

In the morning we got up and headed literally around the corner to where our journey began: André Arpin’s place – Canoe Restigouche.  There we met our skilled guide, Roland.  We got back in the truck and drove on the back roads now for another hour and a half.  The road itself was in good shape, but the recent wind storm had knocked down many trees that bullied us to one side of the road or the other.

Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled

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Patapedia (Continued)

On to the Kedgwick River

Once we got back to Arpin’s we rendezvoused with Kathleen and Patrick who would be joining us for the Kedgwick portion of the trip.  We reloaded te trailer with four canoes and all of our gear and all seven of us piled into the Land Cruiser and once again, hit the dusty trails.

Reload

Reload

Roland's Fluffy Companions

Roland's Fluffy Companions

Close Quarters

Close Quarters

Our put in site on the Kedgwick River was at the Kedgwick Forks, where there was a spacious loading area. Read the rest of this entry »

photo of the day

March 23, 2009

White Ferns - Paul Maybee

White Ferns - Paul Maybee

This is a photo of some tiny ferns I took on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  I didn’t use any special lighting technique for this one; there just happened to be a ray of sunlight shining on this little patch of ferns.

photo of the day

March 21, 2009

Kingsburg - Paul Maybee

Kingsburg - Paul Maybee

This is a photo I took today in Kingsburg, NS of a fallen down fishing shack.  Inside there are old rotten lobster traps and floorboards.  I remember this collapsed building from my childhood, and I don’t if it’s changed much since then.  There’s something I find romantic about these old buildings that have been abandoned and forgotten, and I wonder what they were like when they were built.