I love getting acquainted with my new part of the province. One of the neatest things, I think, about living in Southern New Brunswick, is all the ferries we have access to.
For those of you who aren't aware, here's how it works. You drive to the river's edge and wait. Within a few minutes, a small ferry arrives. It is being pulled on a cable to keep it in place in the river. You drive on, very slowly, and park where the ferry operator points. Then, enjoy a short 5-min crossing to end up on the other side of the river. Even with the wait, crossing by ferry is much faster, and more pleasant, than trying to find a bridge (there aren't that many). What's more, there are no tolls for crossing by ferry. Thank you Province of New Brunswick.
I crossed in Grand-Bay and drove up the Kingston Peninsula to Crimmins Pottery. This is one of Uncorked Tours' stops. It's a great little gallery. When I arrived, Elizabeth was throwing pots while her partner was literally up to her elbows in glaze.
I purchased these beautiful stemless wine goblets and can't wait to try them out with some NB wine. After leaving the studio, I crossed by ferry again to Quispamsis, and finished my drive the rest of the way to Saint John.
The book in the background is an old History textbook from 1946. I've been reading through it to brush up on my history of the province, and to try and find some interesting footnotes to include on my tours. So far I've learned how First Nations peoples used Woolastook (the Saint John River) as a major highway, and how Samuel de Champlain arrived in Saint John Harbour on June 24th, 1604, only to try and survive through one of the harshest Canadian winters we know about. He survived, half of his crew didn't.
I'm looking forward to finding out what other interesting tidbits this old text book holds. Join an Uncorked Tour to find out more for yourself!!
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