The Algonquin Hotel with it's red roof on the hill.
It's the Victoria Day holiday today (Monday), or the "May 24" as we call it here in Canada, and we've had a gorgeous weather weekend here in New Brunswick to spend in the outdoors doing all the things one would do on a holiday weekend.
I'm calling this post "Take One" as this is my first visit to St. Andrews this year and I know I'll be back a couple more times with company during the summer. You know St. Andrews is my favourite place in NB to visit. It is world famous for its rich history, heritage and beauty as a tourist town for over a hundred years and we just enjoy everything about St. Andrews. I have done many posts on my blog about this little town and if you want to see them please click on the 'label that says St. Andrews by the Sea'. I try to take different photos each time I visit but you may see the same scenes or buildings repeated.....just because I love them. Enjoy the photos I'm sharing today. Grab bevie and scroll down.
Craft Market in the town square.
It was Paddlefest weekend in St. Andrews with a craft market and music in celebration of the official start to summer. The town was really busy with hundreds of visitors. Did I mention the weather was gorgeous? It was sunny and 25C with no wind. For a coastal town that is perfect and my favourite kind of weather.
The wharf. We were surprised there was very little activity on the water that day.
The obligatory selfie of us on the wharf. :-) And yes, I knew he was up to something behind my head. Haha!
One of the first things we like to do is walk out the wharf but we first visited my favourite little shop, Tweedside Road Home Decor, as there was something I wanted to purchase there that I'd seen on their Facebook page (check it out). I'll share that another day.
Tweedside Road Home Decor on Water St. 2015. Krista has lots of beautiful home decor and some great vintage furniture that she paints with Fusion Mineral paint. It's worth a visit!
Just look at how calm the water was. If you look at my post about our visit last August we enjoyed calm waters on that hot sunny day too.
I took this photo from the second floor of the Home Hardware on Water St. The 3 story building is the Kennedy Hotel.
We left the downtown and drove to the other side of the peninsula where there is a lovely park. This dog was having a blast fetching 'sticks'. If he couldn't touch bottom he would not go farther to get one so I guess he's not a swimmer.
These two kayakers were just setting out. Perfect water for it.
After walking on the beach for a while we drove around the point and back through town to the harbour side and the historic Block House park. We got out and enjoyed the sun and view here for a while. The tide was pretty well in so we didn't venture out on the rocks as we usually do.
These children were enjoying looking for creatures in the tidal pools.
Looking toward the wharf.
We left St. Andrews and drove to St. Stephen down the coast a bit. It is on the border with Calais, Maine but all we did was go to Canadian Tire and Kent to get some soil and fertilizer. Then we drove back up the Highway 1 to Pennfield where there is a well known seafood restaurant called Comeau's Seafood. Oh yeah!
I had whole fried clams and Murray had fish. Yes, it was delicious! And yes, we were very full. After supper we went on a little way to the blueberry pie store to buy a blueberry pie of course. Blueberries grow on the flat plains in this area and this store is a popular stop along with Comeau's. We had pie and ice cream when we got home - 2 hours later. We drove home through some backroads and I got some covered bridge photos to share with you another day. The road was pretty but the windshield was so covered with bug bodies that I couldn't take photos through it! Murray washed the car when we got home. :)
The sun is shining now so I should get something done around outside. It's too early to plant annuals but I can putter at something. Did you do anything special on this long weekend? I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a beautiful week ahead. See you soon.