Saturday, August 1, 2015

Lobsters Larger than Life!

Our day in Shediac was truly a highlight for me. I had no idea what to expect when we were told we'd be going on a fishing boat and having lobster dinner at the lobster capital of the world. As it turned out, the boat was restored and was now a multi seating tour boat with tables which easily held our whole bus group of 46 people. We had two and a half hours of informative commentary, fun activities, lots of laughs, and fabulous food. It was an interactive trip and the time just flew by as Capt. Ron had us pull in lobster traps, showed us how to band lobsters, and most importantly, demonstrated the steps in lobster consumption.

I volunteered to help pull in the lobster traps. First one contained the chicken for the people who were unwilling to try the lobster. Next came the heavier, weighted and newer traps.

After we were taught how to eat the lobster properly, we couldn't wait to dig in to our delicious meal.
I eagerly awaited the continuation of the trip. We were going to see the world's biggest lobster.  It was 35 feet long, and 16 feet high and wide. The total weight with the pedestal stairs is 90 tonnes. This year the locals are celebrating the 25th anniversary of its existence.

 What would a trip to the Maritimes be without crossing the Confederation Bridge to PEI and immersing ourselves in the tales of Anne of Green Gables? 

Sunshine, a boat ride, lobster lunch, world's largest lobster viewing, crossing an amazing bridge structure, and dressing up as a storybook character. That's my idea of a perfect day.

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