A couple weeks ago before we got some rather fall-like weather we went to Beulah Camp in Browns Flat on a very hot Sunday. I took photos of our drive home along what we call 'the river road' from Browns Flat to Gagetown. It is beautiful rural farmland with farms, old churches, farm fields and the St. John River off to the right. Enjoy the drive.
First of all we'll start at Beulah Camp, which I've posted about here before, with it's beautiful 100 year old cottages and the old 'hotel' below.
Kayaks and canoes resting on the beach.
On up the river we come to Evandale where there is a government run car ferry that takes people across the river. The Eveleigh Hotel has a beautiful boat marina built to welcome river traffic from Fredericton to Saint John. It was a busy spot that Sunday.
Perhaps you could bring your speed boat. :-)
This hotel has been in operation for over 100 years as at that time there were several river boats that travelled the St. John River between Saint John and Fredericton. It's still a hotel with additions to the right, a dining room and an outdoor pool.
It was a really hazy and hot day so I've edited some of the photos to give them more colour.
This little Anglican church is in Queenstown and it is 110 years old. The rose bush caught my eye as we were driving so I got Murray to stop so I could take pictures.
This is another very old Anglican church in the historic village of Gagetown.
I hope you enjoyed this drive along the St. John River. It is called "the Rhine of North America" for obvious reasons.
I was able to sit out on our deck to write up this post. A first for me! It's absolutely gorgeous out this evening after a hot sunny summer day. It's still 26C as the sun is setting in the west. I think I'll get my 'chauffeur' to take me down to the river near us to get some sunset pictures. It's one of those perfectly calm evenings to do so.
This weekend is the New Brunswick Day holiday for our province on Monday and it's also a statutory holiday for most of the country. We are off to Ontario for a wedding - a 16-18 hour drive from here. We also hope to visit Niagara Falls on Sunday before we head home. I hope you all have a safe and blessed weekend. You know I'll have some photos to share with you next week.
Thanks for your visits during this busy summer season. I sure do appreciate them!