Summer Working Holiday
01.05.2004 - 28.10.2004 30 °C
My first impression of this town right by the ocean was that it was the quaintest place I'd ever seen. It is a mere hour from the Maine border and was right on the Passamaquaddy Bay on the Bay of Fundy, the fastest tide change in the world. Rolling green hills and fog that would sneak in made this place feel like I was in Anne of Green Gables. My favorite restaurant was in fact, the Gables which had a large patio overlooking the water. There was a bakery that sold out of their legendary cinnamon rolls by 11 am and an ice cream parlor. It's the kind of place where you would see an apple pie cooling on a veranda at someone's house. Everyone was so friendly here and always had time for a nice chat. I worked at the large hotel there called the Fairmont Algonquin, it employs 300 people in the summer which boosts the township to about 1000 people give or take. There was one bar there called the Tidle Pool which was fun because we were so close knit there, everyone was a friend. Yes, the music was terrible but the beer was cheap and the scandals like no other. There was a lot of mystic around the town being haunted, it had one of those really cool graveyards where all the gravestones were upright and really creepy old. I loved spending time down at the water, lying on a green hill catching rays. The surrounding beach and rocks were a deep red color and there were lovely islands off in the distance. It was in the feeling of this place that made it spectacular and my summer here was one of the best. I made the greatest friends and have the funniest memories. If you can make it to the Maritimes in your lifetime, do it. Even if it's just for the lobster.