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Menotripsical; BAR and Beyond - A Long Night's Day With a Menokakkul (or; The Trees, The Trees.....)

June 25th dawned as egg-yolky as the 24th had set. Audrey and I were on the early breakfast sitting, Lois having alighted at the very first stop of the morning - Cambellton NB. We were entertained by our server, Valentine, as he attempted to remain upright and professional in the rock and shug.

L'Ocean rattled and rolled relentlessly along. One thing became clear very quickly... that nothing could be clearly seen. Trees. It was understood that Canada was full of trees. The thing was, though, this train had promoted all the scenic outlooks - especially from the viewing car at the rear end.

Image result for smiley emojiOh Yeah? They need to tell the trees that... Honestly, it was becoming a subject of comedy by the time we got to Halifax. Up in the viewing car, if one could see past the 87 zillion dead bug bodies on the windows, any tiny glimpse of water or other shores in between trees simply did not allow for lining up the Fudge, never mind getting focused. Fellow passengers at the same task all got to giggling - and in the end that is all that could be done about it. One fellow had his Ultra-Acme-Supery-Dupery-Extra-Strength viewing lenses with him. Lotta good they were.

That all menolooped, I discovered that I actually got quite a few neat shots. Well lots to be fair. Including a goodly number featuring the aforementioned trees. We were not due into Halifax till 6pm, so there was little else to do but exercise the Fudge. Prepare yourselves.

...your guess is as good as mine...

This one's for Don

To be honest, most of the places we passed or stopped at were 'faceless', so this little street glimpse was an exciting break in the trees.

Amherst town hall from the station.

On and on it went.

You know it's getting a tad wearying when the YAMster and the Fudge resort to this...


Anyhoo, we eventually came to the inwards side of the large Halifax harbour. The end was near.


Tree-hugger though I be, I was ready to axe one. Or more. May have been cabin fever.


  1. Reminds me of the UP of Michigan. Trees so tall on either side we children laid on our backs to see the sky.

  2. YaYa,
    Oh you found more ships, bridges, and water shots.
    Dang that who knows photo kinda looks like an Ark. OR maybe it is one of the tiny houses we are seeing a lot of on the Home and Garden Channel. LOL
    Hugs HiC, B-cat and Madi

  3. Nova Scotia is a place once a set of my ancestors lived.

  4. It reminds me of my first travel to the sea with a train... I looked out of the window to see the sea the first time, butt there was no sea... because I was on the wrong side of the train :o)

  5. Hello, you have some pretty photos and scenes from the train. Photo 3 looks like a houseboat on land. I like the views of the water and ships. Enjoy your day!

  6. Ah, at last! A ship fix for YAM! Love that selfie. And I am going with a child's playground representing early European transportation on the St. Lawrence River. It was a real 'treet' to come along for the ride with you and Fudge. janice xx

    1. Hari OM
      ...ohh hahaha... the wit, the wit! &*> Yxx


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