I had been to family reunions in Canada, from Toronto to Vancouver, and especially in Winnipeg. Only in 1994 did we made the first trip to the easternmost Maritimes.
Susan Skelly (The Australian, 11th Nov 2017) wrote: in the Canadian Maritimes provinces notice their scents - pine resin, wood smoke, seawater, forest, tobacco, fish and peat. In unforgiving eastern Canada, the Maritimes provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have the Gulf of St Lawrence, Bay of Fundy and Atlantic Ocean to contend with.
This has been a strategic hub that has historically underpinned wars, immigration and trade. Nova Scotia’s coast has one of the highest concentrations of shipwrecks in North America, c25,000. But the forests of the Maritimes are more accommodating. They are an elegant, tight-knit community of conifers, maples and poplars, scarlet in autumn.