a picture is worth a thousand words

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

Fredericton along the river

Drove down to Saint John from Fredericton. Kept off the highways and was rewarded with some beautiful  Mari times back-roads.

A quaint litle church along the backroads

A refreshing stop along the way

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.

At the cruise port - Saint John NB

Another view from the quay

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

The boats at high tide in the harbor

Fishing harbour at low tide

The caves at high-tide

The caves at high tide

Walking on the beach at low tide

The caves and beach at low On tide

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!

A look at the beach

The river flows upstream during high tide

Stairway to heaven?

Trawling on the bay of Fundy

The Flower Pot Island at low tide

Leading lines

The Light House

The way up

The drifting log

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.

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