Doug Bruns

North, by Northeast.

In Adventure, Travel on June 18, 2012 at 6:00 am

Heading north.

You can drive to another country from Maine.

We are Canada bound.

If on schedule, we are, as you read this, on our way to Grand Manan Island, P.E.I., and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. That is the sketched-out draft. We are pointing the car and going north, unsure of schedule and destination.

“Travel is at its most rewarding when it ceases to be about your reaching a destination and becomes indistinguishable from living our life.” ~ Paul Theroux.

I haven’t been home from Nepal a month and am setting out again, albeit, this adventure is of a different nature entirely. This is as it should be and fills me with excitement to be on the move again. Another beautiful place in the world awaits.¬†Fortunately, no two-day plane rides are involved.

Stay tuned: No altitude sickness, of this I am sure. I am less sure, but almost sure, no snow awaits us. And we will be seeking out activities “only human beings do.” (See Saturday’s post.)

On Grand Manan Island we were advised that we select our campsite away from the cliffs, as at night the whales, if they are migrating, make too much noise for sound sleep. Let the whales sing. We are sleeping cliff side.

Check list:

  • tent
  • sleeping bags & pads
  • birds of north america field guide
  • spotting scope and bionoculars
  • hiking boots
  • whisky

Traveling light. Essentials only.

Stay tuned–and thanks for reading.


In my absence I have queued up a few repeat posts. I am sorry for this. But the road beckons and the whales are calling. Such inconveniences cannot be avoided.

  1. D; There is a terrific CBNP camping site right on the ocean, west side of the Cabot Trail, not too far north of Cheticamp.

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