|June 16, 2010||to||June 17, 2010|
When we left Ottawa, Caitlin, one of our friend’s daughters, gave us a stuffed dog. At first we weren’t sure what to do with it but we took it with us. Later, Jim suggested we take a series of photographs of the dog in various locations.
Here she is at Cape Enrage.
Don’t worry, she isn’t in distress although the picture is rather forlorn. Later that day we were hiking in the park and she picked up a name. So here is Trixie in better surroundings.
Roughing it in the Modern World
We spent the last two days camping in Fundy National Park. It is a big change from the “rustic” spendor of Jim and Jen’s place. I’ve clearly been off the farm too long when rustic involves satellite Internet and a choice of french press or espresso. Still, dinner last night was a nice Cabernet Franc and fresh pasta. Our definition of roughing it now means a lack of high speed data.
We visited Hopewell Rock a couple of times during this stay; once at high tide and once at low. This is a park where you can hike the bottom of the shore cliffs at low tide. When we arrived on June 16th it was high tide.
The lower path was closed.
The next day we came back at low tide.
The path was open.
The rock formations along the shore are loose conglomerate and erode easily. They have been cared into some interesting shapes by the water.
There are warning signs telling you to get off the beach well before high tide. Otherwise, you will become trapped. The water comes in fast.
I had to move between shots as the water had snuck up behind me.
We arrived in the Bay of Fundy this afternoon. It was high tide so we will have to wait until tomorrow to walk along the shore. This will be our first night camping since we started.
We had a great time with Jim and Jen. We could barely tear ourselves away.
Having a fabulous time in NB. The weather is beautiful today so we are visiting Kings Landing.
We are 87km from the Quebec – New Brunswick border. The Irving station must be their western most frontier.