Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bay of Fundy

July 16, 2009

Today the weather is sunny.

Last night I arrived in Moncton very late and didn't quibble when I had to pay $139 for a deluxe room with a jacuzzi, because it was the only room left.

And so, last night I took advantage of what I paid for and took a long soak in my huge jacuzzi tub.

Here are photos from today's travels along the New Brunswick side of the Bay of Fundy.

First stop Hillsburough, one of the Fathers of Confederation lived here. There's also a restaurant called "Patty's" that makes a delicious clam chowder, a railroad museum and a pleasant nature walk. The third photo was taken along the nature walk and typifies New Brunswick's countryside.

Next stop, Hopewell Cape, where the sandstone and conglomerates have been worn away over the thousands of years the tide has moved in and out of the Bay.

For those of you who are not Canadian the Bay of Fundy has the largest tides in the world, caused because the ocean pushes into the Bay which narrows in a sort of funnel shape.

I spend the night in Alma and pay the outrageous amount of $100 for a dumpy room with a view.

The tide is coming in and the lobster fisherman are busy getting ride to go out to sea.

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