I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Regis had everything carefully
arranged, and she found a pub that we could have supper in when we
got to Nackiwick New Brunswick, which was as far as we were going up
the river. We pulled into a nice spot right in the beautiful
waterfront park in the town, and soon after we got settled, another
houseboat pulled in as well right beside us. We exchanged
pleasantries, and discovered that they were actually from just down
the road. Now one advantage of making friends with the locals is that
they quickly gave an opinion about our dining choices, and suggested
that since they didn't eat at the pub, suggested we give it a pass as
well, and when we found out that the pub food is not prepared on site
but ordered from the Pizza joint next door, their advice sounded
wise. This left us with a dilemma . . . . what to do for supper?
The kindly Padre Ginny met at the
grocery store suggested a couple of places across the river, and said
he was willing to drive us over even though it would take a couple of
trips, but he couldn't bring us back because he had a meeting.
Nackawic does not have a Taxi, and since one of the members was
suffering from an injury (hiking, not alcohol induced) the 20 minute
walk was out of the question.
Our New Friends
As we discussed our options up on the
Lido deck, our Houseboat neighbours overheard, and once more came to
the rescue. Although they had come here in the houseboat, they had a
vehicle at their house and were only too happy to take us to one of
the 'approved' restaurants. They said that we were in New Brunswick
now, and people were just willing to help out here.
From Their Boat
Oh, we finally decided on Chinese
take-out recommended by our Houseboat neighbours and they took Regis
across the river to pick it up. We did spend a very enjoyable evening
sharing our take-out dinner with them, but they brought a very handy
bar size liquor dispenser and chocolate bars for desert. Another
example of the “Kindness of Strangers”. Way to go New Brunswick!