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From “Rabbit on the Road”

By Liniers
Translated from Spanish by Samantha Schnee
In this cartoon, Argentinian cartoonist Liniers records a cheerful car trip through Eastern Canada.
AUGUST 10
MONTREAL 0 KM 5.

6.KM 5

230 KM

700 KM

920 KM

PRINCE EDWARD 15 .
1100KM

1200 KM

CAVENDISH
11 - AGO .

ANGIE IN FRONT OF " ANNE OF GREEN GABLES " HOUSE .

EATING MUSSELS IN A RUSTIC HARBOR
CHARLOTTE TOWN

ANGIE LEE AND ME DRAWING THIS ON A BEACH IN CAVENDISH .

12 AGO

1500 KMS

LUNCH IN SOURIS .

TO WOOD ISLANDS

THE FERRY OPENS ITS MOUTH LIKE A SHARK .
TO PICTOU , NOVA SCOTIA

PICTOU

SEE HOW WELL SIGN - POSTED EVERYTHING IS? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO GET LOST .

5 MINUTES LATER .

OOPS . WE'RE LOST .

1760 KMS

THAT EVENING WE ARRIVED IN SYDNEY ON CAPE BRETON ISLAND .

JUST AS A FIREWORKS STARTED

WE AWOKE AT 5:30 AM TO CATCH THE 7:30 FERRY ,

2000 KMS

BUT WHEN WE ARRIVED THEY TOLD US IT WAS DELAYED UNTIL NOON .

THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN IN ARGENTINA !

BREAKFAST AT TIM HORTON'S
A LONG WAIT TO BOARD THE FERRY .
BORED .

TO PASS TIME I PLAYED A VIDEOGAME IN THE TERMINAL .

I KILLED LIKE FORTY 20MBIES .

AND THE BOAT SET SAIL .

WE WATCHED SPIDER MAN 3.

WE SLEPT .

AUG . 14TH ARRIVING IN NEWFOUNDLAND.
THE ISLAND LIGHTS LOOK LIKE THE STARS CAME DOWN FROM THE SKY , AND QUEUED UP .

FOURTEEN HOURS DRIVING TO ARGENTIA .
5:30 AM
A VERY ORANGE SUN .

2200 KMS .

TRINITY

I SAT ON A ROCK FOR A WHILE TO DRAW WHAT I SAW .

WE GOT BACK ON THE ROAD AUG . 15TH .

THE CROWS STAND BY THE ROADSIDE .

TO TWILLINGATE
THE TWILLINGATE LIGHTHOUSE .

A MIRACLE ! WI - FI !!!!

AUG.16TH .

2900 KMS .

GROS MORNE

A NATIONAL PARK WITH PINE TREES AS FAR AS THEY EYE COULD SEE .

EXCEPT ON SOME MOUNTAINS TABLE - LANDS .
THEY LOOK LIKE THAT BECAUSE THEY'RE PART OF THE EARTH'S MANTLE THAT FOR SOME REASON EMERGED THROUGH THE EARTH'S CRUST . AN EXPOSED FRACTURE , FASCINATING GEOLOGISTS .

OF WE WALKED MANY KILOMETERS .

ON DIFFERENT PATHS .

THROUGH THE FOREST .

WE ATE HEARTILY .

I WAS A LITTLE MUDDY .

TO THE HOTEL IN ROCKY HARBOUR .

AUG 17TH . BREAKFAST .

MORE NATURE WALKS .

PHOTO

ROADSIDE HAMBURGER .
WALKING TO WESTERN BROOK POND .

FJORDS . TO SEE THE

FROM A FEW SMALL BOATS .

ONWARD , LIKE LEONARDO DI CAPRIO

US .

ON THE WAY BACK THEY PLAYED MUSIC FROM NEWFOUNDLAND .

THE SUN SET WHILE WE DINED IN THE HOTEL .

Aug.18 3400 KMS

SUDDENLY , A MOOSE ON THE ROAD .

3660 KMS .
TO FLOWERS COVE , WHERE THERE ARE SOME FOSSILS CALLED " THROMBOLITES "

WHICH ARE THE REMAINS OF THE OLDEST FORM OF LIFE ON THE PLANET .
33 YEARS
650.000.000 YEARS

WE SAW TWO MORE MOOSE . OF THE 150,000 LIVING ON THE ISLAND , WE HAD ALREADY SEEN THREE .

WE ARRIVED AT ST ANTHONY .

IN THE RESTAURANT ANGIE SAID " DRAW THE SALT SHAKER . "
SALT.
PEPPER.

IT WAS A MINIATURE LIGHTHOUSE .

AUG 19TH. MORE MOOSE WATCH US DRIVE BY .

TO L'ANSE AUX MEADOWS .

WHERE THERE ARE RUINS OF A VIKING SETTLEMENT FROM AROUND 1000 AD.

A MAN DRESSED LIKE A VIKING WORKING AS A BLACKSMITH , TELLING THE TOURISTS FACTS .

" THE LIFE EXPECTANCY WAS 45 YEARS FOR A MAN AND 35 YEARS FOR A WOMAN . "

WHEN HE CHECKS INTO A HOTEL , I WONDER IF HE LISTS " VIKING BLACKSMITH " AS HIS PROFESSION .
GOING TO QUIRPON ISLAND IN A TINY BOAT .

IT RAINED

ON THE BOAT THERE WERE TWO OTHER FAMILIES TRAVELING TO QUIRPON .

SOME DOLPHINS SWIMMING ALONGSIDE THE BOAT .

AN ICEBERG .

THE TRIP WAS A LITTLE ROUGH AND DAMP , BUT IT WAS WORTH IT .

WE HAD TO WALK A FEW KILOMETERS UPON REACHING THE ISLAND .

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S COTTAGE .

OUR ROOM .

WE ATE NEWFOUNDLAND FARE AND CHATTED WITH THE OTHER GUESTS .
AUG 20TH BREAKFAST .

I EXPLORED THE WHOLE ISLAND WITH ANGIE

LABRADOR

WE GATHERED OUR BELONG INGS .

BACK TO THE BOAT .

A WHALE BREACHED NEARBY .

4400 kms

ANGIE MADE ME CRY WITH LAUGHTER AND IT WAS DIFFICULT TO DRIVE .

ROADSIDE MOTEL IN CORNERBROOK . '

4780 Kms

ON TO PORT AUX BASQUES

TO EAT IN A HORRIBLE RESTAURANT .

RESTAURANT . FEVERY SINGLE DISH COMES WITH FRENCH FRIES . "

FERRY TO SYDNEY , NOVA SCOTIA
I READ ANNIE PROULK .

& WATCHMEN

4900 KMS .

MOTEL IN ANTIGONISH

22 - AGO 5000 KMS

LUNENBURG

5150 KMS

PEGGY'S COVE

LOTS OF TOURISTS AT THE LIGHTHOUSE .

5220S

5400 KMS .

AT THE HOTEL WE WATCHED SOUTHPARK .

AUG 23RD
WE HAD BREAKFAST NEXT TO A FISH TANK .

5600 KMS

DEER!

6000 KMS

6150 KMS .

6320 KMS

6563 KMS .

6570 KMS .

WE WERE HOME .

From Conejo de viaje (diario) (Barcelona: Random House Mondadori, 2008). By arrangement with the author. Translation copyright 2008 by Samantha Schnee. All rights reserved.

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