"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

“Home of the Long Tides”: The Elizabeth Bishop Centenary Closing Celebrations – Part Two

The second event for the EB100 finale is “The Moose” Route: A guided bus tour of the Bay of Fundy. This trip takes place on Saturday 1 October 2011. It leaves from the Great Village School at 10:00 a.m. and returns there around 6:00 p.m.

This tour has been inspired by Elizabeth Bishop’s beloved poem “The Moose,” which describes a bus ride along the Fundy shore, on her way back to Boston. It travels through the heart of Elizabeth Bishop’s childhood home.

Not sure we'll see any moose, but we'll be looking!

This tour covers lots of ground: Elizabeth Bishop and her art, life and the memory of it; geology, geography and landscape; fabulous cuisine; tide and tidal life; sailing ships and history. With the narration, knowledge and insights of our expert guide: poet and naturalist Harry Thurston. Find out more information about Harry in the post below, especially about the publication of his new book: The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History.

Harry Thurston on the Bay

A comfortable deluxe touring coach is being supplied by Perry Rand/The Bus Boys, from Cambridge, N.S. (http://www.thebusboys.com/) in a comfortable deluxe touring coach.

We will be stopping for lunch at Wild Caraway, an exciting new restaurant in Advocate, N.S. (http://wildcaraway.com)

The cost of this tour is $45, which includes lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Sandra Barry slbarry@ns.sympatico.ca

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