I am about a third of the way through this tour, and tomorrow I change locations again. It is not easy to leave the Annapolis Valley, where I have been based for 6 nights and enjoyed shows in many communities along this beautiful north-western coast. The weather has been hot, warm, and hot again; even on the hot days there is a soft, refreshing wind off the water. Everywhere I go, I am welcomed warmly. Whether the audience is a crowd of 80 packed into the library or a handful of 10 outside on what used to be the train station platform, there is an ease of being together, and afterwards there is always mingling and visiting. I weave French into the show, given the history of the Acadian culture. When I can, I stop along the way to explore, always watching for what catches my eye, and enjoying the conversations that arise out of simple encounters with strangers.