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.
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.
This guy had the cutest dog name Lily.
· 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.
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