I don't recall the name of the university that was on the highway from Moncton to Halifax. It may have been in Amherst but it is noted for its arts programs. Although this was a few years ago the head of the photography program was doing beautiful work with a banquet camera and had published a few books. The names escape me but if you are interested, some internet searching should turn it up. The campus is quite nice and we stayed in a small b&b type hotel where he would often come in to eat. Hopewell Rocks at low tide is great -- check the tide schedule first. St. Andrews along the water has excellent possibilities for you especially around sunup or sundown. I found the names: Mount Allison University in Sackville and professor Thaddeus Holownia.

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