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  • Well hello there! Glad you've stumbled upon Wandering Footsteps, the travel journal of a nomadic couple on a slow overland trip around the world. With thirty years of travel experience between us and a round-the-world trip already under the belt of our trusty 1988 Toyota-cum-camper van, this journey is bound to be interesting! Join us in our global wanderings - we've saved an extra seat just for you!

    - Brittany and Bruno

There’s been an abnormal radio-silence on Wandering Footsteps these past few weeks. What better way to explain our absence than with a 6-week wrap-up? This post takes us through Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, brings us home and in the arms of family, and wraps-up an 11-month North American loop!

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  • Freya Gnerre - Hi Bruno and Brittany, Really enjoyed the latest blog! Beautiful pictures. I’m off to Europe in a couple of weeks for the month of September, so will be catching up on your blogs when I return October 1. And, of course, Louise is off to Africa. It’s getting harder to keep track of where everyone is. Enjoy the family visit. Much love, Auntie FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Whereabouts are you headed? I think we will just miss one another, as Bruno arrives in Europe on October 1st, and me 11 days later! Too bad – but enjoy your trip! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Sharples - Hi Britt: As always your blog put a smile on my face. The lifestyle you’ve chosen is enviable. Travelling by road takes longer than by plane but you get to see much more & you can choose where to take in the culture and scenery. So great that both families could come together and go one a RV adventure. Nice to see how much more convenient your RV is for cooking. I’m sure that the extra space compensates for the 2 times you got stuck in the mud..haha
    I’m sure that Nathan & Aracelli will just make it that much more fun. Hi to all xoxoxReplyCancel

    • Brittany - One of the things I love the most about traveling by road is that you appreciate your arrival at your destination so much more once you get there!

      We are definitely loving our Big Blue Bus – we just need to remember that we’re not quite as light and agile as with Totoyaya! I’m sticking to main roads from now on, haha!!ReplyCancel

  • Mimika - Whaou notre RV tour est number 1 pour tes highlights du mois! Génial, nous c’est no 1 pour les highlights de l’année !!! On s’est vraiment régalés… Vivement notre rencontre du mois d’octobre. Bisous et à bientôt sur “les acadiens tabernacle”ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Je pense aussi que c’est un de nos highlighs de l’annee! Ca a valu chaqu’un de nos 10,000km pour nous rendre chez vous!! Bisous et a bientot!ReplyCancel

  • Remy - Merci Brit pour de nous faire partager tout ça…ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Bientot je mettrai un blog tout simplement sur notre voyage VR avec Pat et Mimi et il y aura pleinnnnnnn de photos! :)ReplyCancel

Of all the wildlife encounters I’ve had (and there have been many!), spotting whales has always been one of my favourite. It was no surprise, then, that when I learned that we could see beluga whales in Quebec’s Fjord du Saguenay, or any of thirteen species of whale in the Saint Lawrence River, I was in!

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  • Auntie Freya - Brittany and Bruno, Keep the blogs coming. I so enjoy them.
    Love, FreyaReplyCancel

I have been to twenty African countries; I’ve slept on deserted islands in the South Pacific; and I have trekked in jungles in Asia and South America. After almost two months in this country, I can safely say that never have I ever experienced a wilderness so wild as in Canada.

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  • Louise Jones-Takata - W O W! This one’s not for me! I do love your photos and the telling of your experiences in the Canadian wilderness. Needless to say, I do hope that it wasn’t’t Lyme, Babesiosis or Erlichio. You were absolutely correct in seeking help and ANTIBIOTICS.

    Hugs, Louise
    P.S. I had not rad your latest blog and I learned about your tick bite from Freya as we just spent the weekend at my place doing city stuff.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - I’m sure we will both be waiting for news from Freya’s June cruise to the Great Lakes to see what her impressions on the Canadian wilderness were!ReplyCancel

  • Freya Gnerre - Hi Brittany and Bruno, Keep those blogs and great pictures coming! After reading this one, I’m starting to wonder about the cruise I have booked for next June around all the great lakes – leaving from Toronto and ending in Chicago. We are making stops at many wilderness places, but, now I don’t know if I’ll be getting off the ship. Since it is a small cruise ship, they can go into places other ships can’t and then they use small boats to take people ashore. I hate bug bites! I hope you continue to feel better and not have lyme disease pr worse. Hope our paths meet soon.
    Love, FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Hi Freya!

      Your cruise sounds very nice and I definitely don’t want to worry you with my post! It’ll definitely be chilly and buggy up around Lake Superior but *hopefully* it won’t be too bad at the other lakes. I do have a feeling bugs will be a reality, so best to cover yourself with clothes and bug spray! At least none of the bugs can kill you, right? :)

      You’ll have to let me know how things went, in any case. We can compare notes!

      B & BReplyCancel

It’s a good year to do a road trip across Canada.  It’s the sesquicentennial, the 150th birthday of the country.  In fact, today is Canada Day! As we crossed through three Canadian provinces this month, we witnessed evidence of Canada’s special birthday as we got to know new corners of the country. Happy Canada Day! 

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  • rcs - Big Blue continues to add more useful features…looking like a real RV. You continue to look very happy discovering new places and seeing old friends.ReplyCancel

  • Freya Gnerre - Dear Brittany,
    A very happy belated birthday. Hi to Bruno.
    Keep the blogs coming – I love them.
    Much love to you both, FreyaReplyCancel