I sat on the starboard deck e njoying a cup of coffee , bemused by the menonite mother beside me shielding the sun from her cell phone. These are modern times indeed. The familiar fuel tank farm signals the entrance to St. John. Each tank is painted with tall bold letters spelling out IRVING, the principal family and company responsible for the economy in New Brunswick. I am to learn they own many gas stations, timber plantations, media companies and paper mills throughout the province.
The crossing was calm and the weather just perfect. I slowly roll our of the opened mouth of the Fundy Rose and on to a new province.