Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hopewell Rocks - Fundy Trail -Cape Enrage

Sadly, we had to leave St. Andrews, but our next stop was Hopewell Cape!

First we drove along the "Fundy Trail" and then through Fundy National Park.   This road is still in the process of being built, so we could only go to a certain point and then had to come back and re-trace our drive.  It was a bit foggy, but there were still some beautiful views




A big, long suspension bridge spanned the river.




We spent two nights on Hopewell Cape in the loveliest Bed and Breakfast, called the "Innisfree Inn".
The first night we were the only ones there, so we got the little apartment with separate bedroom and living area.  The innkeepers, Heather and Attie, were very enthusiastic innkeepers.  The place was beautiful and the breakfasts were fantastic!


Backing out of their driveway, Hubby ran over the suitcase he forgot to stow in the trunk!


Hopewell Rocks is an area on the Bay of Fundy that has the highest tides in the world.   The force of the tides has created rock formations.

This is the most famous rock formation known as "The Flower Pots".  


The height from the ground to the inside arch is 18 feet high.  Yes, that's Hubby and me right in front.
At low tide you can walk "along the ocean floor".


You come in from above and walk down four flights of stairs.


There are many different and various rock formations.   We walked around on the ocean floor for about two hours.



It was a bit misty from time to time, but it never really rained.




I did manage to put my toes in the water.  The water is very muddy, almost red.


We left Hopewell Rocks for a couple of hours rather than sit around waiting for high tide to come in.
We found Cape Enrage, famous for the lighthouse and amazing views.  But it was socked in with fog!  And you couldn't get too close to the lighthouse because the foghorn was sounding at 140 decibels!  


When we returned to Hopewell Rocks after just a couple of hours,
 the tide had risen approximately 20 feet!  That's the "Flower Pots"!


And you obviously could not go down the stairs.  On a good day, you can rent kayaks and take them out on the Bay of Fundy, but we were told the water was too turbulent that day.


And then we headed off toward Baddeck, Nova Scotia to prepare for
 our drive around the Cabot Trail!


2 comments:

R Cooper said...

Spectacular!

tag vennard said...

still in New Brunswick! I know where all the fir Christmas trees come from!