Saturday, May 17, 2008

Anne's Land And Beyond

Next week, we'll be heading up the the easternmost point in Canada. You can view our route in the photo above (click to enlarge).

We will be picking up our load in Tyler, Texas and our trip will final out in Gander, New Foundland, 2,907 miles later. Certainly not the longest trip we've taken, but one that I'm looking very forward to as I haven't been to this part of Canada.

There are ten Canadian Provinces and three Territories; the main difference between a Canadian territory and a province is that a Canadian province derives its powers directly from the Crown, according to the Constitution Act of 1867. Territories get their powers from the Canadian federal government.

As of this writing, I've been to six provinces (Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) and one territory (Yukon Territory). On this trip, I'll be adding the following four provinces:

New Brunswick, home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders in the Maritimes.

Prince Edward Island, which, this year, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, a story inspired by the land of Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia, the gateway to Canada, which has 4,750 miles of coastline. (Boy, Ed is gonna LOVE this place!)

Newfoundland and Labrador, known as the accidental place by the sea.
We were up in northern Maine last week and although the scenery was beautiful, the weather was a little overcast. Wish me some nice weather so I can get some good pictures while up in the Atlantic Provinces.

Maybe even get a close-up of a Moose!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

lol eh!- Because the Moose just run around like squirrels out here :-)