“A jut of land across from Maine. Sea on one side; river on the other. Far off the traveled trails; far out of the workaday world….”
Things are much the same at the Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, New Brunswick as they were described in that ad from 1925, far from the cares of everyday life, in a spectacularly beautiful setting, with every luxury within reach! Plus today, after a newly completed total renovation, there’s also high speed internet, an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor one – with a 3 story waterside, a spa and a fitness center, fire pits for scary stories and s’mores and it’s pet friendly…and best of all for you and me….during the last weekend in September it is the site for a Super Fantastic Knitting Event KNIT EAST- The Atlantic Fiber Festival! Hosted by Cricket Cove, it promises to be a fabulous time for all! I’m thrilled to be included.
Aside from the unbelievable location, look at the line up of teachers!
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Susan B. Anderson, Ann Budd, Bristol Ivy, Deb Barnhill! We’ll be joined by Rug Hooker Celia Charlton and Liz Miller for Spinning 101, Ruth Merret for Yoga and the Fleece Artist-Handmaiden team for a dying demo. Wow!
Check out the class schedule here.
So mark your calendars for Friday September 27, Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29th! Well worth the journey no matter where you hale from. There is so much to see in the area, you might want to spend a week or more. Fall is a great time – no crowds and the leaves should be gorgeous. St. Andrews is easily accessible by car, bus, air or rail. There are three international airports in New Brunswick: Saint John (1.5 hour drive from downtown St. Andrews); Fredericton (1.75 hours) or Moncton (2.5 hours). My local airport in Bangor, Maine is a beautiful 2.5 hours drive away.
I hope to hike the Fundy Footpath sometime in the not to distant future… but we can just take a quick stroll from the hotel grounds to Katy’s Cove to play in the sand and take a dip in the sea. The bay of Fundy is said to have the highest tidal range in the world..17 meters or 55.8 feet.. tied with Ungava Bay in Quebec…Mi’kmaq First Nation people understand that the tides are caused by a giant whale splashing in the water. I believe this to be true, and we will see it happen. There’s 6 hours and 13 minutes between tides, just enough time to get a some stellar knitting done!
Join the conversation in the Knit East group on Ravelry!