Monday, 21 April 2008

Spring, Spring, Spring

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz and i don't have to wonder where the boidies is. They are in Ontario because the weather is fine and dandy. The Cardinals, Canada Geese, Red Winged Black Birds, Golden Finches, Turkey Buzzards and many more have returned to Canada after spending winter in the warmer southern climes.

The days are glorious, 20-25 degrees, sunny all day long and just the a slight breeze. I didn't know Canada could be so beautiful without snow.

For you mum,
some daffodils i met on the way home from church

Adrian XO

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Thoughts on leaving

Last Sunday i was back here at Faith after spending the previous Sunday with the people at the Moncton Lutheran Church in New Brunswick. Although i was only gone for 10 days it felt like a month. I had the feeling that i had returned home after a long absence. Desboro has been my home for the last 8 months and the people of Faith my family.

Leaving Australia was hard, but going home may prove more difficult than i thought.


Thursday, 10 April 2008

The trip

4 people, 5 provinces, 10 days, 4811 km

Yesterday (Tuesday) we arrived home safely after our whistle stop tour of the Maritimes. I am more informed about Canadian culture (the French influence), food (poutine, escargot, genuine French onion soup and taffy), history (Arcadian) and people (maritimers). It would have been better to see it all in summer, but we made the best of the weather we had.

Now to catch up on sleep.

God Bless,

Adrian XO

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Spring is sprung

Today is going to be the warmest day for the year, 18 degrees in Desboro. Soon the grass will be green, leaves on the trees, the robins singing and flowers blooming; let allergy season begin.

Blessing for the Easter/spring season.

Adrian XO

Saturday, 5 April 2008

On the road

Since visiting Quebec City we have been to Beresford and Moncton and New Brunswick, the snow banks in town are 2-3 metres high. All records have been broken this year with 492cm of snow.

Gerry and Yvonne's place where we stayed in Beresford

We crossed the 12.9km bridge into Prince Edward Island - the potatoe capital of Canada - and went to Charlottetown.

The Confederation Bridge to PEI

Then down to Halifax Nova Scotia and now back in Moncton. After going to church tomorrow we will probably go back to Quebec City, our favourite place so far and wander around the streets soaking up the sights, the French Canadian atmosphere, and the coffee.

Au revoir,


Tuesday, 1 April 2008


Yesterday we went to the Ice Hotel near Quebec City and waled around Quebec City. The ice Hotel is only open for a limited season of course, but a very beautiful place. The hotel includes 36 rooms, 3 include a fire place that emits 0 heat, a bar, a chapel, an ice slide and beautiful sculptures.

The second bar at the Ice Hotel

Quebec City is 400 years old this year and the only walled city in North America. It was wonderful to wander around the old part of the city and take in the architecture, shopping and views.

The Frontenac Hotel

A Quebec specialty is Poutine; chips, gravy and cheese curds. My new mate Morris loved it. I am told the Poutine we had was not the best, but it was ok.

Today we head for New Brunswick along the Saint Lawrence Strait.

Cheers, Adrian