The highs and lows of the Bay of Fundy

When we first travelled through New Brunswick, on our way to Nova Scotia, our impression of this heavily forested province was, simply put, blah. Granted it was raining, but it seemed to lack the eastern charm we so highly anticipated.

New Brunswick, the second time around, is much better looking. We arrived in the province via the Confederation Bridge on our way from PEI. Matt and I had decided ahead of time to hit up the Magnetic Hill in Moncton. Yes, we became the cliché tourists and paid our $5 for a solid 7 minutes of entertainment. I personally recommend the confusion that’ll come from rolling backward in your vehicle.

We made a quick stop at Costco (sometimes the comforts of home go a long way) and continued our drive to Fundy National Park.

Hopewell Rocks at low tide

We happened to be rolling by the Hopewell Rocks at low tide, so naturally, we had to stop. Standing beside the massive pillars, it’s easy to see how the tide rises up to an average of 50ft high, the highest in the world. Unbeknownst to either of us, the funnel-like shape of the Bay of Fundy forces a huge amount of water into an increasingly narrow opening/channel, along with a few other factors, creating incredibly high tides.

Getting a crash-course on lobsters

 

It’s a good thing we stopped by the Hopewell Rocks on our way into Fundy National Park as it rained the following day. Good day for reading and groceries? I’ll say so. Alma, the quaint little town at the entrance of the National Park, doesn’t have a grocery store but it does have 3 lobster shops. The clerk shown in the picture eats lobster almost every day. Spoiled much?  We also stopped at the beach and watched the tide roll in, reminding ourselves not to be one of the few idiots who get caught on high ground surrounded by the ocean.   Good thing we read the signs.

Bay of Fundy as the tide was coming in

 

Fundy National Park is the best campground we’ve stayed in, thus far. Lots are large lots, property is clean and there’s plenty of wildlife to keep Fedora entertained. Had it not been for her extra strong rope, we would be travelling -1 dog, to the detriment of the squirrels, chipmunks and rabbits in the Park.

Guinness got a little caught up

 

We’re now en route to Gaspé, dropping the dogs off at a kennel in Bonaventure, a separation neither of us is looking forward to. We’ll miss our furry little buddies, but we’ll welcome the time with good friends and a little wedding celebration 🙂

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One response to “The highs and lows of the Bay of Fundy

  1. You four look like you’re having a great time! Have fun @ the wedding this weekend. Let me know how it goes dropping the dogs off.

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