After Cape Enrage Lighthouse, our Bay of Fundy scenic drive continued to Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park, which is located about mid-way between Fundy National Park and Moncton. But first, before we go hiking down to the beach we need lunch, as everywhere enroute was already closed, probably for the season.
Well we did find some lunch, and it was definitely the low point of the day, but the hike down to the beach and watching the tide come in was simply spectacular.
The Bay of Fundy is known for extreme tides, of up to 50 feet, but as per all tides throughout the world, they vary depending on the relative positions of the sun and moon and their resultant gravitational pull on the oceans. Our schedule on this tour of North America had a number of drivers that didn’t include the local tides, so unfortunately our few days at the Bay of Fundy did not coincide with the maximum tides. Regardless, we enjoyed the experience and it whetted our appetite for a return visit.
After 3 weeks of enjoying the sights in Nova Scotia, and at times living next to the Atlantic Ocean, it is time to continue our sojourn around North America. Today, we are headed to New Brunswick, staying at what we expect will be a rather primitive campsite in Fundy National Park, as we return to nature and hope to experience the thunderous tides of the mighty Bay of Fundy.