June 19, 2006

Fæder Dæg

As you may or may not already know, my wife and I are expecting our first child in October (here’s my wife’s announcement on her blog). I probably won’t be writing very much about this on my blog (partly for safety reasons), though we’re thinking of starting up a separate blog for the baby.

Yesterday was Father’s Day, which is obviously starting to have a new significance for me. This past weekend was also the first stretch of nice weather we’ve had in a little while, so we decided to take advantage of that as well as take advantage of living on the East Coast and see some of the sights around here.

On Saturday we drove along the Acadian coast, along the Northumberland Strait (separating New Brunswick from Prince Edward Island). In particular we were searching for sources of fresh seafood in order to make bouillabaisse. One of the places we stopped at, in addition to a fishmonger, featured a little restaurant which sells various seafood — we shared a platter of deepfried bar clams, shrimp, and scallops for lunch — and a nice little beach. We stopped at a number of little places along the coast buying various types of seafood — cod, scallops, mussels, soft-shell clams — and then on the way back stopped in Moncton to buy a few other things we needed (including some very large shrimp and some tilapia), before going home to construct the bouillabaisse. Not one of the shellfish was bad, which gives you an idea of how fresh it was (not to mention cheap).

On Sunday, we decided to return to the nice little beach to enjoy the nice weather. The ocean was cold, of course, but it was a nice hot day. Below is a picture from the beach, and here are two others (left and right).


And we brought home with us some lobsters and crab legs for dinner! We’ve certainly had our fill of seafood lately, and a very nice Father’s Day. Next year, our baby will be in more than embryonic form…

Posted by Mark at June 19, 2006 02:36 PM | TrackBack

That beach looks heavenly! And the seafood sounds the same. All the holidays are going to be different now, aren’t they?

Posted by: Carrie K at June 19, 2006 09:32 PM

Hi Mr Pater Familias so soon to be — we both wish you the very happiest of father’s day (time to get in practise!). You are going to be such a Great Dad!!!

love from us both

Posted by: Sue at June 24, 2006 09:20 PM