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As many of you know, our good friend, Professor Huricane Akara Turbofire (PhD) is running for president. He recently announced his running mate, the very lovely Khyra. This got us thinking about other cabinet positions, and how Ari might get involved in this growing braintrust. To our minds, a caninaturalist is a perfect Secretary of the Interior, since that will give her access to some of the best parks and wilderness areas in the country. But just in case that position is taken, we thought we'd practice our best international relations in the hopes that we might be considered for a diplomatic position.
Ari is resolute about not wanting to fly, and Mexico is a REALLY long car trip for us. So we packed our bags and headed north of the border to the very wonderful province of New Brunswick. Below is the first half of our photos from this ambassadorial envoy expedition; we'll post the other half later this week. What do you think, Tubey?
The lovely seaside town of St. Andrew:
One of several 19th-century Irish cemeteries. New Brunswick was a popular destination for famine-era immigrants. Most of the grave stones included the person's hometown in Ireland as tribute to this ocean crossing.
While Irish cemeteries are fascinating to the two humans on this trip, the caninaturalist favored shoreline inquiries of marine vegetation, including dulse, the sea vegetable this area is famous for:
From St. Andrew's, we drove to a provincial park called New River Beach. Here's the long shot of the lovely beach, which has some of the highest tides in the world:
Here's the reason why we only have a long shot of this beautiful beach:
Happily, chicken fajitas cooked over a campstove is enough to placate most people denied access to lovely shorelines:
So too are areas further up the coast, like these sea caves carved out of local sandstone:
This is some of the tenacious vegetation that has made a home out of the cave walls:
And these, of course, are the slightly less tenacious (but still enthusiastic) naturalists enjoying said vegetation!