Wednesday, July 30, 2014


July 29

Hey there Campers;

We got up to another sunny but breezy day. The first thing that happens today is the insects start to bite. I mean really bite. They may be small but boy do they sting. I got to take care of these little buggers.

As we leave New Brunswick we see the lighthouse at Cape Jourmain. It is at that foot of the bridge we crossed last night.

Of course we have to travel over the bad bumpy roads of New Brunswick again. Ok I am over the road situation. Well not really. Sometimes I feel like we are in a stage coach traveling west. Hmmmm. I could be working instead of traveling. Ok. I am over it.

We travel on to the Hopewell Rock on the Bay of Fundy. Angela & the Montoya's told us we had to stop here. This is a very interesting place. The tide goes out and you can walk on the bay floor.

We travel down the path leading to the rocks.

When you get to the area, the sign lets you know that there is a time that you must make it back to the stairs or you could be trapped by the tide coming in.

The rock formations are a wonder of God's nature. You get to see rocks and how they are structured as never before.

We just keep venturing on the bay floor. As you round the curve more formations are there. There are all kinds of nooks and crannies.


The trees on top are called flower pots.,




I got a chance to speak with the ranger. He stated that if you got stuck here you would be stranded up to 8 hours because there is no other way out.

Mountain of sea weed.


This guy had the cutest dog name Lily.

 We just were enjoying ourselves

·         The Bay of Fundy is 181 miles long.
·         100 billion tons of water moving in and out of the bay every 24 hours.
·         It is powered by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun.
·         A new moon and full moon are the strongest and give higher tide than normal.
·         The flowerpot rocks have all been formed by dynamic movements of the earth, erosion, ides, snow, ice and winds.

Water rising. Yep there were cray-cray people still on the bay floor as the water was rising.

A trip to the interpretive center will give you the full picture of how and why the tide does what it does. Some of the talk was about billions of years ago was a little far fetch for me but science is what it is.

The one thing I thought was interesting is they compared the tide like bath water. You know how water is sloshed in a bath tub, well think about  the slosh coming down and another splash comes in before the first one gets down. That is what the tide is like.

We met a couple that reminded me of Tanita & David. They were from Syracuse, NY. They were on their 15 wedding anniversary trip. He was an avid photographer and had been at the rocks since 8:00 this morning. His wife was just there to make sure he had a good time. It was great talking with them.

After we left the Bay of Fundy, we traveled to back to Moncton, Walmart where we left the Hilton. On the freeway I noticed this tall building. I just wanted to find out what it was. I kind of thought it was a church. I was right. It was the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral. I think I was fascinated by the fact that it was tall and it stood out. It reminded me of us needing to be a beacon for others to see Jesus.

We left Canada to travel to the US. Yahoo. We are definitely ready for US Mother's Cookies. Sorry Canada. You just don't have it in the cookie isle.

We spent the night at our regular Walmart hotel, in Lincoln, ME.

Question of the Day
What makes the gravel on the bay floor?

Well, until the next time Campers......

Lo & Bren


  1. Hm... has the gravel been deposited from glaciers that were grounded in the Bay? That's not what I assumed would have have caused it - I would have thought it was just wind and water - no idea glaciers and calving icebergs were involved. Huh.

    Man, we have GOT to get out to the Bay of Fundy and Halifax and Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. This looks like a fab trip - and I want to ride a bike on the beach, too. (Of course, I want someone to drag it back up for me). I have a feeling David would be all over those big rocks, too.

    What a great trip!

  2. Lets me think???!!!! As I recall those tiny rocks are made from the movement of the water from rocks as they deteriorate from larger ones and from the wind moving the water, lapping of the waves, etc. Tanita you area correct - as I recall teaching our sons home schooling and doing rocks and minerals and then sand as Pathfinder honors.

    Brother Lorenzo is doing a great job walking and riding. Agreed Tanita this has been a great trip even if we have been vacationing by computer. Cheaper that way. Hahahahaha. Enjoy sister dear and see you in a week.