The Rocks at Pokeshaw
The Church in Grande-Anse
The Giant Tourist, er, Lobster Trap
The Flag House: Get Ready to Turn Left...
Welcome to Anse-Bleue!
Gnome Sweet Gnome
Before we can begin the Survivor weekend, we've all got to get there. Here's how.
If you have no vehicle, mooch a drive. Easy enough. If you're driving, it gets a little more complicated, but not by much. The trip is broken up into three distinct stages. First, get to Miramichi. Then, go to Bathurst, Finally, head towards Caraquet, but miss. Easy enough? No? You want maps and route numbers and crap? Geez, you're picky.
Thanks to Tony Sekulich's GPS unit, we have the precise location of NBSurvivor Weekend. The latitude and logitude co-ordinates are 47.829650, -65.065450 (or +47° 49' 46.74", -65° 3' 55.62 down to the second). If you have a handy GPS unit, just plug that in and plan your route. If you type that into Google Maps, then ask it to give you directions to there, you've got a nice little personalized road map. Here, I'll svae you the trouble: click HERE for the google maps co-ordinates.
I'm assuming you're on your way from Fredericton, like about 80% of us are. First, to get to Miramichi, this will take about two hours. If you are leaving from Fredericton, take the Westmorland Street bridge to the Northside, at the lights turn right. The sign for Miramichi should be marked and will tell you to take a left at the next lights. This is highway 8 North. If leaving from Marysville, take Canada Street past Marysville place, past where the buses turn around, and it will turn into Highway 8 North. Follow the 8 North through a bunch of towns like Boisetown, Doaktown, and Blackville, and you'll get to Miramichi.
In Miramichi you'll have to go through the city. But follow the signs and keep on the 8 North. You'll pass the Courthouse, the Dairy Queen, the McDonald's, the Miramichi Mall and just after the Burger King, get ready to turn left towards Bathurst. You'll notice a large green bridge on your right. Do not take this bridge!. Again, the signs will point you to Bathurst. This drive will take about an hour.
When you hit Bathurst, get onto the 11 East. The signs will point the way to Caraquet and the Acadian Village. On the 11 East you will drive through some forest scenery until you reach Janeville. Keep going straight, through places like Clifton, Stonehaven, and Pokeshaw. You'll eventually get to Grande-Anse, which means you're almost there. Go through Grande-Anse, past the Dixie lee, past the big church, and past the big lobster trap. On your right, there'll be a house painted like the Acadian Flag . Slow down, and take the next turn on your left to Route 320. You'll see a sign that welcomes you to Anse-Bleue. Keep going until you hit 961; Mom and Dad's house. You'll be able to spot the brand new moonlights in the driveway. Find a place to park, and come on in!
1) Fredericton to Miramichi 2) Miramichi to Bathurst
3) Bathurst to Anse-Bleue
4) Home Sweet Home