2010
Jun 
19

Fundy National Park

Filed under: Canada,New Brunswick,North America,Plans — Tags: — Russell @ 9:53 pm  
June 16, 2010toJune 17, 2010

Mascot

Filed under: Canada,New Brunswick,North America — Tags: , — Russell @ 9:50 pm  

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.

Fundy Bay

Filed under: Canada,New Brunswick,North America — Tags: — Russell @ 9:43 pm  

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.

Tidal Focus

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.

Hopewell at High Tide

The lower path was closed.

High Tide Closure

High Tide Closure

The next day we came back at low tide.

Hopewell at Low Tide

Hopewell 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 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.

Hopewell at High Tide

2010
Jun 
16

Alma, Bay of Fundy

Filed under: Canada,New Brunswick,North America — Tags: — Russell @ 5:11 pm  

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.

2010
Jun 
15

Kings Landing

Filed under: Canada,New Brunswick,North America — Tags: — Russell @ 11:22 am  

Having a fabulous time in NB. The weather is beautiful today so we are visiting Kings Landing.

2010
Jun 
13

Leaving Quebec

Filed under: Canada,New Brunswick,Quebec — Tags: — Russell @ 12:23 pm  

We are 87km from the Quebec – New Brunswick border. The Irving station must be their western most frontier.

2010
Jun 
8

Fredericton

Filed under: Canada,Fredericton,New Brunswick,North America,Plans — Tags: — Russell @ 9:46 pm  
June 13, 2010toJune 16, 2010