Tuesday: We drove to Joggings, Nova Scotia another site with the extreme tides on the opposite side of Fundy Bay. We got there too early because the tide had just started receding an hour or so earlier. We did walk down to the little shelf that was just exposed for a few feet and took some pictures. We were only there for about 10 minutes and could already tell the water was lower. We would have had to wait an hour for the tour of the fossil site. It was cold and raining, so we drove back to the campground. We also saw Five Islands (picture with the lighthouse) which was interesting. What we didn’t know was that at low tide we could have walked to the islands. Most of the best things to see in the Bay of Fundy area happen at low tide. How can you be at several places within a few hours time frame?
That small dark spot are trees on top of a pillar that will look like those at Hopewell Rocks.
Thursday: We went to Truro, NS and saw some neat carvings. The elm trees that used to line the streets died, so they had artists carve the dead trunks. The best thing we saw was the Glooscap Heritage center about the Mi’kmaq Indians. In legend, Gooscap created the landscape we see today. We also took a hike in Victoria Park and saw some waterfalls. Fun stuff.
Friday: Our last stop in Nova Scotia was the swinging bridge in Tidnish. We could see steep cliffs below the water, and although it was relatively calm, we could see water flowing in both directions, but this area isn’t on Fundy Bay where those extreme tidal waters flow. It’s close to Northumberland Strait, so it was just a stream entering the bay.
We’re back in New Brunswick, Moncton to be exact. On our way we stopped by Sackville where we visited Swan Pond and Waterfowl Park.
Saturday: A quiet, rainy day. We drove to Magnetic Hill. We drove down the hill which had another hill that went up at the bottom. When reaching the bottom, we put the car in neutral and it backed up the hill. The water in the water bottle remained flat, but the terrain certainly looked like it went down then up, and it felt like we were going uphill backwards.