This year's well-deserved family vacation took us on an unforgettable journey to the eastern provinces of Canada. Our first stop was in New Brunswick, where we were excited to indulge in some fishing. However, Mother Nature had a different plan for us – the rivers were overflowing with water due to an abundance of rain. Our usual fishing spots were inaccessible, but we didn't let that dampen our spirits.


Instead, we decided to explore a hidden gem we named Stillwater South(if you know, you know!). Tucked away in a picturesque area, this spot is teeming with brookies that rarely see any fishermen. We hopped on kayaks and ventured into the pristine waters. The brookies were incredibly active, and their vibrant colors left us in awe. I couldn't help but wonder what they were feasting on to make them so beautiful.

While in New Brunswick, we also made time to visit the charming town of St. Andrews. Situated on the eastern shore of the Bay of Fundy, this quaint town offered breathtaking views as well as great food & drinks. We had an exceptional dining experience, at the Rossmount Inn(not sponsored, this is my honest opinion!). Their market-fresh cuisine, prepared with locally sourced ingredients, was an absolute treat. The flavours of the regional catch, organic vegetables, and wild foods from the surrounding area blended beautifully to create a meal we won't soon forget.

Our next adventure took us to the stunning Prince Edward Island (PEI). Crossing the impressive Confederation Bridge, the longest in Canada, we were greeted with captivating views of the island's coastline. Our cozy cottage provided the perfect home base for the week, offering an idyllic view of the water and sand dunes.

PEI is renowned for its world-class beaches, featuring both white sands and the iconic red sand that the island is famous for. While I tried my luck at catching Striped Bass, they had other plans. Nevertheless, I managed to find some trout in the Dunk River, a crystal-clear waterway that plays host to sea-trout, brookies, and even salmon during certain times of the year. It was a true pleasure to feel the gentle current beneath my feet as I savoured the experience.


With so much to explore on the island, we wished we had more time, but family trips are all about making cherished memories together and that's exactly what we did! The kids were thrilled, and we're already counting down the days until our next adventure.

As we return to our daily routine, I find solace in my workbench, eager to complete the orders that await. Our family trip was a reminder of the beauty that lies beyond our everyday lives and the importance of taking time to immerse ourselves in nature's wonders. Until next year's escapades, I encourage you to seek out your own adventures, make memories with loved ones, and enjoy the simple pleasures life has to offer.

Until then, tight lines and happy exploring!

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