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CKBW Social Isolation made easy

Crossing the Quebec / New Brunswick boarder for us happened at 1 AM EST, 2 AM AST. Our start had been delayed leading to a late entry into the Maritime Province. Due to the time of day, the line to wait had been very short, consisting of one truck and car ahead of us. The guards had us pull over into a truck inspection station and provide details.  The bourder guard inquired where we intended upon sleeping and our reply was to sleep in the auto at the next truck stop. In short order, we were off and 5 minutes down the road we pulled into a truck stop and had a sleep. Our impression was, staying at any form of motel /  hotel would have been a NO NO.

By late morning the New Brunswick / Nova Scotia boarder was in sight, Again, pulled off to the side, questioned and forms filled out. We were ordered to procede directly to our destination and self isolate for 14 days starting at that point. 

Yes, the maritime provinces look to be taking things seriously. Yes, as visitors to the maritimes, we are also following direction and taking things seriously.

We did manage a stop in the little town of Oxford for some Coffee and Fuel. While stopped I did get a chance to speak with a local. His profession was that of a machanic and primarily worked upon farm equipment. Given the nature of occupation he appeared informed on the local economy. In a nut shell, tourism is way down. One of the key economic inputs to the community is Tourism and he had serious concerns for the locals and how they will fair over the next 12 months. 

A few hours later we arrived at our destination, unpacked and relaxed. The last few days have been, lets just say a bit laid back. 

To finish it off for this week, CKBW has been providing us with some awesome content if you are the type to enjoy some classic rock, 60's, 70's and 80's. The station is located in Bridgewater at 98.1 FM; however, they cascade at 94.5 in Liverpool and 93.1 in Shelburne. To be up with the times, CKBW has Facebook and Twitter accounts. Thank you CKBW for making our isolation bearable.


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