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Traveling by the seat of our pants! Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada

August 4, 2016

canadian flagIt was our first adventure, traveling by the seat of our pants, together, flying without reservations… literally! Summertime can be tricky to travel like this, and you must have some faith because sometimes you don’t find what you are expecting. Sometimes, it’s even better! It was HIS first time heading out for an adventure like this but he was willing and excited about it.

With passports in hand, we headed across the Northern Maine/Canadian border. The woman at the New Brunswick Tourism Bureau was an excellent help! The first evening, we landed in Saint John, New Brunswick. A small, seaside town a little over 2 hours from where we are in Maine.  It’s located on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the Saint John River.  I hadn’t been there for over 20 years. We had a late lunch in a little restaurant down on the boardwalk. It was good but even better was that we got our first taste of  Picaroons beer, with their main brewery being in Fredericton, NB! Yummy! saint john, NB, lighthouse

The next morning we were off to parts unknown. We headed north toward Hopewell Rocks with the understanding we would stop anywhere along the way that one of us wanted to. I was driving and my first detour was out to a point of land called Enrage Point which houses Enrage Lighthouse!  It was a gorgeous ride out!

Seaside village of Alma

Seaside village of Alma

Lobster roll and Bay of Fundy scallops for lunch with this view in Alma

Lobster roll and Bay of Fundy scallops for lunch with this view in Alma

Cape Enrage cliffs and beach

Cape Enrage cliffs and beach

Cape Enrage beach which you have to be off an hour before the tide changes or no way out.

Cape Enrage beach which you have to be off an hour before the tide changes or no way out.

Good thing his legs are strong! Long steep stairway to safety from the beach

Good thing his legs are strong! Long steep stairway to safety from the beach.

It was a tad windy and cold but our favorite stop of the day! Enrage Lighthouse

It was a tad windy and cold but our favorite stop of the day! Enrage Lighthouse

We made it to Hopewell Rocks!

We made it to Hopewell Rocks!

Just before sunset we made it to Hopewell Rocks where the biggest tidal change in the world happens. It’s a pretty spectacular place.  After exploring for a while, we found a funny, little motel with a room left open. We had a couple of cold drinks on the back porch, watched the sunset and hit the hay early.

The next morning we headed southwest on the Bay of Fundy Trail.  We retraced a little of our tracks but found some cool spots to stop. It was hot, and after a long, active day the day before we were looking for a good beach.  And…we found one! INcreDible place!!  New River Beach Provincial Park! Wow! We loved it!

New River Beach

New River Beach

We spent the afternoon here walking, swimming and relaxing before deciding we needed to keep heading down the Fundy Trail to find a place for the night.  We pulled into Saint Andrews, NB, and drove through town. He remembered staying here with his boys when they were younger and playing hockey. I had never been here. The most famous hotel is the Algonquin Hotel and Resort, and while grand, was not really what we were looking for. We drove to the end of town and just before the residential area began, I saw a little sign with an arrow toward the water….Bed and Breakfast.

I will tell you all about it tomorrow… I hope you have enjoyed this mini Canadian adventure along with me. Anywhere in Canada you think we shouldn’t miss next time we head over the border?

xo

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary permalink
    August 4, 2016 5:38 pm

    LOVE this blog and the pictures too; you know there’s NO way I could head out without knowing exactly where I would be staying that night. I know you are smiling at reading that — because you know me! Can’t wait to read more tomorrow.

    • August 5, 2016 7:18 am

      The beauty for you two is that you carry your home along with you! No worries about where to stay. Truthfully for me, its part of the adventure. And with no expectations, every good is a wonderful surprise. xo

  2. August 4, 2016 6:00 pm

    a friend of mine from NB brings me Picaroon’s from time to time. Yummy!

    • August 4, 2016 6:07 pm

      You’d better share it with me next time, Gus! 🙂 Great beer!

  3. January 15, 2017 9:11 am

    This has always been on my life list. Your post makes me wonder how I can make it happen.

    • January 17, 2017 9:29 pm

      Oh, you should try! It really was such a great trip with great scenery! And traveling in Canada always feels like your really “away!” xo

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