Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fundy National Park, NB

Easily one of our favorite stops, Fundy National Park is not to be missed!
Known for it's extreme tides, the rocks worn away by time and water, turn into "flower pots" when the tide recedes. This section of the park is known as the Hopewell Rocks. With 25 water falls, a golf course, and numerous hiking trails, it's a really great place so spend a week.
It's fun to climb down to the beach when the tide is out and see the little sea creatures that cling underneath the rocks for shelter. At high tide, the ocean floor disappears under about 50 feet if sea water. This would not be a good place to get caught in the incoming tide!
To my surprise, there is one structure (heated only by a fireplace) with really fast wifi. I sit and sort through pictures as long as I can before my fingers grow numb. Why didn't I think of this the day before when they had a roaring fire!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Moncton, NB & the Tidal Bore

Moncton is one of the very best places to view the famous tidal bore known in the Maritime Provinces. We score a parking place at the local casino, and stay overnight so we can take in the interesting sight.

Sitting right behind the Visitor Center is a great spot for viewing the in-going & out-going tide coming up (or down) the Petitcodiak River. Prior to a causeway being built, the tide was quite high and could be heard coming due to the roar of water. It is at it's highest during a full moon, but alas, we are a long way from a full moon. With the tide perhaps 6" - 7" high at most, it's still an interesting sight!
and finally, we see it coming!
Coming next: Fundy National Park, NB

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Port Royal & Fort Anne, Nova Scotia

We are driving back towards New Brunswick when we come to this charming town. Unfortunately it is almost dark with no place for a big rig like Popeye, so we can only stay for the briefest of visits and take but a few pictures.
The Fort is entirely empty except for us, so we walk completely around the buildings reading the signs that tell of history of this little Fort.
Here we show the gate, along with the path that leads towards the water.
And finally, what I believe is the Visitor's Center. It's a very special place & our only regret is that we cannot stay.
Our next stop: Moncton and the Tidal Bore in New Brunswick.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Museum Day

Here we are inside the Knaut-Rhuland House with the aforementioned model of the town as well as a peek of the interior. It's a great place to spend the morning, and next we head for the Fisheriess Museum of the Atlantic, located partially in the red buildings on the waterfront.
The museum features working craftsmen, exhibits, boats and all types of paraphernalia for fisherman. One of the displays is temporary and very special. The original Bluenose was wrecked off the coast of Africa, and is about to be replaced with The Bluenose II. She is going to be launched next week, and the pictures show the galley table, with mirrors to show the signatures of the craftsmen who built this beautiful table. We wish we could stay longer and enjoy the launch, but alas, we need to move out before the weather comes in.
After a long day at the museums, we head over to The Knot Pub, enjoy a brewski and have our picture taken. Hey, I bought the scarf at the gift store in the Fisheries Museum!

The Doors and Windows of Lunenburg

Prior to Google Plus, when we only had Web Albums, I knew how to make an interest slide show presentation. This is procedure apparently is above my pay grade, so I'll have to show them the old fashioned way, one at a time. Someday! Anyway, we take several pictures to share with you. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Coming next: The Fishers Museum and more.