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Sep 1, 2018 - Flowerpots and chocolate river bore

Today we drove to see the Hopewell Cape and the famous flower pot rocks. The tide goes out for about 3 hours so that you can walk on the ocean floor, then it comes in and will be up to 30’ where we were walking. We got there about an hour after low tide and were able to walk around near the beach. We walked down and then took the shuttle back up as it is a steep descent and then many steps to get to the beach. They had a sprinkler area for people to wash their feet and we saw dogs being washed too. We didn’t get into the muddy areas but...

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Aug 31, 2018 - Fort Beausejour and Fort Cumberland

Back in utilities on opposite side but level and 2 out of 3 Dish channels. Full campground, Labor Day weekend. Great weather but cloudy on drive from campbellton. We drove to Fort Beausejour-Fort Cumberland that is at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and was constructed by the French in 1751. The fort fell to the British in1755 and was renamed. In 1776 an attack by American Revolutionaries was repulsed as well. The stone foundations are original to the French period and there is a great view of the marsh and the Bay from the top of the fort....

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Aug 6, 2018 - The Sandpipers Are Here!!

As previously noted in this journal, we were disappointed to not find the sandpipers at Hopewell Rocks. Following a suggestion made to us on Friday while there, research took us to Johnson's Mill about 35 miles away. We were greatly rewarded. We were awestruck as we stood there thinking of our Creator and His design of His creation. Johnson's Mill is an Interpretive Center across the bay from Hopewell Rocks. It was clear why they are at Johnson's Mill as opposed to Hopewell Rocks. It's quiet there, and people are very few in number. The...

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Aug 5, 2018 - Sunday at Riverview (Moncton) and the Bore Tide (again)

We met with these brethren last month as we made our way east. It was very nice to see them again. "The Petitcodiac River’s claim to fame is its tidal bore, forming twice a day as the tides from the Bay of Fundy push up river towards Moncton. Depending on the amplitude of the phenomenon, the wave in the Petitcodiac River will vary today from a few cm in height to as much as 75 cm ( as high as 2 m before the construction of the causeway), and at speeds ranging from a few km/hour to 13 km/hour. A tidal bore occurs in areas of the world where...

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Aug 4, 2018 - Sussex and Fundy National Park

It was raining today off and on (mostly on). We drove to Sussex with the plan to seek out the historical houses and covered bridges. We visited the military museum. "The 8th Hussars Museum is located in the historic Train Station in Sussex, NB. The building has been restored to its original grandeur and is situated in the hub of the Town of Sussex. The Victorian-era structure houses many of the important artifacts of the museum and is accessible to the general public. Since the later part of the 19th century, countless Hussars arrived by...

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Aug 3, 2018 - Hopewell Rocks (again) & Cape Enrage

We returned to Hopewell Rocks to see the sandpipers. There wasn’t one in sight. Word was they were feasting across the bay. We enjoyed our visit though. We walked from the North Shore Beach to Daniel’s Mud Flats. We covered an area that we did not last month. Driving south to Cape Enrage was on a hilly winding road filled with asphalt patches. Unlike other lighthouses we have visited, this one sits high on the cliff’s edge. We walked down to the “beach” but couldn’t venture far because of the tide. "Cape Enrage derives its name from the...

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Aug 2, 2018 - Back to New Brunswick

We had an uneventful (we like uneventful) drive back to New Brunswick today. Our time in Nova Scotia was fabulous, and we saw so many beautiful sites. We have spent more time in NS than the other provinces. We plan to spend four days in NB before heading to Maine. 123 miles Stonehurst Campground (Moncton) 50 amp; f/h; Wifi at site; weak (moderately ok for surfing and email) Direct Satellite Worked! spacious sites

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Jun 15, 2018 - Hopewell Rocks Park

Fri., June 15th – What a difference a day makes! Without a cloud in the sky and temps in the 70s, we decided to make this a 2 for 1 day. Our morning was spent experiencing low and high tides at Hopewell Rocks Park, south of Moncton. Here, we walked the ocean floor at low tide, then scurried back up the several flights of metal steps to watch the high tide come in and completely cover the area around the rocky coastline where we were just walking. The wild tides of the Bay of Fundy are incredibly interesting. At 2pm, we started day 2 (2nd...

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Jun 14, 2018 - Tidal Bore

Thurs., June 14th - Okay, so the Pettits don't live in a perfect world. The one day we wrote in our travel plans, "hope for good weather", it was not only raining, the wind and cold were unreal! Did we let that change our plans...not a chance! We bundled up and took off for the Petitcodiac River in downtown Moncton to see the unusual phenomenon they call the Tidal Bore. Twice daily, the high tides (some of the highest in the world) of the Bay of Fundy come roaring along in one big wave that sweeps down the river. We looked like frozen...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Halifax to Moncton

30/9/2017. Saturday. Halifax - Moncton It's started.......ports ready at 7.30am; on the bus at 8.30am. Farewell Halifax until we return for our last night. We did an orientation tour around the city, stopping at the gardens and then the cemetery where those who lost their lives in the Titanic are buried, many unnamed. There are 5 universities in Halifax, and they started out as 'church' universities, but that has changed now. Older Halifax houses are distinctive, and mostly wooden, very small and like a square box - very attractive when...

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Aug 12, 2017 - Moncton

Today was a good combination of activities and driving. I think we are near or beyond driving 7000 km so far. Mel might say the same for walking but really it has not been that bad. Today we walked around the Grand Falls area reading about the falls and watching people take the zipline across the river. The rocks below looked pretty intimating to me! At Hartland we took a tour at the Covered Bridge Potato Chip factory. We watched them from the beginning to the end. It was quite funny watching the first guy in the process. They all wore...

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65 is good!

Aug 10, 2017 - Moncton

I think anyone who has seen the incredible tides at Derby or Broome, wants to come to the Bay of Fundy. Derby & Broome’s tides are some of the largest in the world but on any list, the Bay of Fundy tides towers above anything else. Derby’s tides, which are the highest in Australia, are in the 11 metre range but the Bay of Fundy’s tides reach 16 metres. The Hopewell Rocks which is one of the most dramatic places to witness the Bay of Fundy tides is only 35 km from Moncton so that’s where I went today. Low tide was at 8:56am so I had an early...

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