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Aug 11, 2018 - Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Bay, NB

August 11, Saturday Traveled to Hopewell Rocks, (a 110 mile back track) set up camp and had a late lunch before heading to the famous rocks and tides. August 12, Sunday slept in and enjoyed the Brunch here at Broad Leaf Ranch Restaurant before our kayak adventure to see the Hopewell Rocks from a higher perspective on top of the “chocolate water”- 43 feet above were we walked yesterday. We all agreed this was a major highlight of the trip.

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Jun 24, 2018 - Travel to Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick and Visit Hopewell Rocks

June 24 – Travel to Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick and Visit Hopewell Rocks We traveled about 100 miles along the coast of the Bay of Fundy to Hopewell Cape. We camped in a nice campground just down the road from Hopewell Rocks. Hopewell Rocks Park is on the shore of Bay of Fundy with a shore line of dark brown, sandstone cliffs that have been eroded over the years to leave columns of the sandstone. The erosion of the sandstone resulted in the Bay water being a color of chocolate and the ‘beach’ consisting of brown muddy silt. The tides can...

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Sep 15, 2017 - Farewell to Nova Scotia

The kayak goes down the stairway to the beach much easier than expected and we are soon paddling towards the five islands. We took off right around high tide and figured with slack tide we should have 90 minutes or so to paddle. It is lovely, quiet, calm and we thoroughly enjoyed being out on the water in this beautiful spot. We get quite close to one of the five islands but it’s taken us about 30 minutes so just to be sure we don’t get caught in the tide change we had better go back. Wellllll……..the fun starts when we turn to paddle home....

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Aug 23, 2017 - A stop and on to west side of Bay of Fundy

Some people stopped at the Anne Murray Centre on our way up Nova Scotia and reported that they enjoyed it so I made a point of going there today. I drove through some rain today after stopping there but it stopped when I pulled into a truck pullout for lunch. I had water on the inside of the window over the sofa and on the floor behind it. I must get the bolt holes caulked! I got to Hopewell Rocks Park in time to see high tide and get some pictures in the wind and fog. It was phenomenal. I can't wait to come back tomorrow morning at low...

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Jul 28, 2017 - Cape Hopewell, NB.

Today we drove out to the New Brunswick side of Fundy Bay. The tide schedules change daily and can vary as much as an hour. Low tide prediction for today is 10:48. Driving along the river we can see the tide is going out. The river to the bay is called "The Chocolate River". The motion of 160 billion tones of water mixing with slit from the mud flats makes the water brown. We arrived at the Discovery Center around 10:15. It was an $8.00 fee {senior}. It is about a 15 minute walk to the 101 stairs that takes you to the ocean floor. By the...

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Jun 4, 2017 - June 4-5

June 4 Overcast skies again, but we declared the weather" not horrible" and headed out for Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy. We followed a secondary road which passed through rolling hills, forests and farmland. We have noticed that in the countryside especially, whether houses are close or far apart, there are no fences or hedges to mark the boundaries of properties - lawns simply merge. Around 11:00, we were at the Hopewell Rocks. The "Rocks" are stone formations that have been weathered by the strong tidal action of the Bay of Fundy....

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Sep 26, 2016 - Hopewell Rocks, NB

We didn't have to travel too far to get to NB. We had our plans to go to Hopewell Rocks which only took us 3 hrs to get to . We parked our unit and went in to see what was happening at low tide. Frank and I were so amazed at the huge rocks. Pictures just don't do it any justice, you have to see it live. After walking along the bottom of the Bay of Fundy, we went inside the interperative centre and got more history lessons. Amazing how the tides happen. I believe high tide here have been about 37 ft last few days, but when the full moon is...

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May 27, 2016 - Hopewell Rocks and Cape Enrage

Down to Hopewell Rocks today at low tide. Cloudy, no wind, rain in the forecast. Walking on the ocean floor for a few pictures, then a bumpy drive to Cape Enrage. Slack tide ver, water coming in slowly, it seemed, but check out the 2 beach pics, only about 30 minutes apart and the water has come in about 50'! Also went back to Hopewell Rocks for a higher tide picture, where we were walking was completely covered in water and it was still rising. Also went back to the marsh and dyke to see the mud flats submerged and that too was still not...

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May 26, 2016 - Bras d'Or to Hopewell Cape

We woke up to fog across the strait again this morning, sunny at the campground and fog over the water. Time to take the wagon west! We climbed back over Kelly's Mountain 240M high over a 7 Km drive and worked our way back to Port Hawkesbury and the Canso Causeway. We saw a freighter inside the channel, which likely meant it came through the canal between open water and the inside harbour. They had to move the bridge and work the locks to get this into that location. The rest of Nova Scotia TransCanada highway was nice and smooth, and once...

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Sep 25, 2015 - Another favorite day in maritimes

Another one of our favorite days. Definitely feeling like fall now, nice and sunny during the day but cools off by 6 and dark by 8. We treated ourselves to power again so we can have the heater on. Quick easy trip to hopewell rocks, got a campsite nearby and spent about 2 1/2 hours wandering around at the bottom, very incredible place. Then we hit the local museum and it was great, we really didn't get through all of it , but they have a breakfast there tomorrow morning we may hit and then go back to see the rocks at highest tide. Supposed...

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Sep 16, 2015 - Slow dull day....

So today, we didn't go far at all. Which is just fine with us. Yesterday....we did absolutely nothing except walk around Saint Martins, and have a nap, before noon.... One thing that is really quite phenomenal is the huge tide difference. We walked the beach yesterday morning as the tide was high, the beach area was small, the waves crashing quite loudly. Went last night and it was so far out, you could barely hear the small waves. And the descent down from the top of the beach where we had been walking was huge, when you do reach the...

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Aug 19, 2015 - the flowerpots

We learned about the unique geography of the Bay of Fundy when we visited the Nova Scotia side and rode the giant tidal wave that is generated as the 62 mile wide mouth of the bay funnels enough water to fill all the rivers in the world into the five mile narrows. Depending on the alignment of the moon and sun, tides can be fifty feet high. The story began over 600 million years ago when two continents collided and the Caledonia Highlands Mountain range was formed. Over time, these mountains eroded; rocks and pebbles washed down from the...

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