Bay of Fundy – New Brunswick
Had to travel to Fredericton on business, but had an extra day to drive around New Brunswick. Fredericton was warm and welcoming
Drove down to Saint John from Fredericton. Kept off the highways and was rewarded with some beautiful Mari times back-roads.
Saint John was a beauty. I arrived there at the start of the cruise season when the first ship arrived in port and was given a rousing welcome by the local community, who are heavily dependent on tourism.
The bay of Fundy apparently has one of the highest tides in the world. Its amazing witnessing the tide move in. We were at this little fishing village with people on the beach walking for miles and a few hours later everything was under water. At low tides most of the fishing vessel rest on the sandy bottom or the beach and are fully afloat when the tide comes in
During high tides the water from the sea goes upriver and at one point creates a reversing fall & rapids because of the reversing of the flow of the river upstream from the bay. At its peak the tide rises as much as 53′ which is as high as an 8 story building!