|Yesterday was overcast so we thought it was a good day to head out to Hopewell Rocks which is about 2 hrs from St. Martins. It was a very windy drive and we passed through the Fundy Provincial Park which had quite a bit of road construction I was glad we weren't pulling the fifth wheel.
We arrived around noon which was a low high tide and stayed till 2:00 to see the low tide. The Bay of Fundy is 290 kilometers (180 miles) in length. The mouth of the Bay is 62 miles wide and 400-700 feet deep. The bay is described as funnel-shaped, the bay gradually narrows and shallows until it splits to form Chignecto Bay and the Minas Basin.
The gradual tapering and shallowing of this body of water constricts the tidal flow into the bay, causing the water to rise from the average high tide of 3 ft, found elsewhere in the world, to the 52 ft tidal range found at the head of the bay. When the tide is out you can actually walk on the ocean floor. It has what they call flowers that when the tide is in you don't think they are the big but once the tide goes out you realize who truly large they are. It is a mud base so you don't get shell fish or starfish just a lot of kelp.
When we arrived and it was just a low high tide you could see kayakers going in and out of these tall flower pots it was really neat to see and then to image just a couple of hours after that we were walking where they were kayaking.
After we walked around the shoreline we went up and had dessert (MMM!!! chocolate cheesecake) then we headed back to the campsite. While we were driving back the rain came down so heavy you couldn't see so we had to pull over a couple of times. It started to clear a little as we got closer to St Martins. It was after 6:00 when we arrived back so we decided to go out for dinner in one of the little restaurants here in St Martins. We had really good food and our server was just great. We talked to the owner for a little while he said that things have slowed down quite a bit not many people coming through probably the combination of the economy and weather is stopping people.
It started to rain again so we just came home and made the decision that we aren't going to head over to Newfoundland. The weather is just too terrible at this time. We are going up to PEI for 7 days then over to Nova Scotia for three weeks and then we are heading for Maine. I checked the weather there and it has been a lot better than here so we are planning on sitting on the beach for about 10 days before heading over to New Hampshire camping there for seven days then we will be heading to Vermont for Gary's wedding.
Today was overcast all day and raining off & on so we decided to just take a short drive up to the lighthouse that we can see from our campsite. It is a small one but is still active and it has a huge fog horn that we can hear from where we are staying. It had some windy trails that you could hike a little bit around there to see different angles of the steep slopes going down into the water. Where the lighthouse was you could see the riptides which both Brian and I said if you ever fell into you would never come out.
After leaving the lighthouse we went to the small museum here in town and learned about the area being very big in ship building in the 1800's. Almost all the ships were built to go overseas.
As a matter of fact quite a few of the homes in this area are from the era and were built by the shipbuilders. Now the attraction here is mostly the Funday Trail. They had quite a few artifacts from the shipbuilders and we found it quite interesting. Brian talked to the curator for quite a while about the area and about how they have for a town of 300 people there is 5 churches. She joked and said yes each one has about 30 people each attending.
It looked like we were going to have some sun so away we headed back to the campsite made ourselves a nice drink pulled the lawn chairs out from cover sat down and got 15 minutes of sun before we felt rain drops. So needless to say we put everything away again headed inside and here we sit watching the rain and I'm doing the blog and Brian is baking buns and bread. I guess after I finish the blog I need to do some laundry boy I can remember the day when I didn't have to do any of this housewife stuff Brian did it all OH! how things change when the wifey retires. Mind you I can't complain he did clean out the truck it looked like a gabbage truck for a while everything just got thrown into the back seat.
We're suppose to have nice weather for the next three days so tomorrow we are going to go hiking around the Fundy Trail. Heard today you had rain in Kelowna oh you bore people! Welcome to my side of the country. As I sit here all of a sudden we have some sun popping out so that's it for now I'm running outside to catch a few rays which will be about 10 minutes as I can see a dark gray cloud in the distance. Brian's going to miss the rays he's napping.
This is from Brian The other night we came back from spending an evening listening to music in the recreation hall here in the park. We came back and had a campfire. The sun had been down for awhile and was very peaceful and quiet and it gave me a chance to be alone with God. Being with others is enjoyable and necessary but in all the activity sometimes we forget the necessity of being alone with Him.
At those times God must feel like telling me to slow down, be quiet and listen to him for awhile. But he patiently waits for me to realize it on my own and when I'm ready he's waiting for me. Being silent and listening to God and his creation is rewarding. It's amazing how many different sounds can be heard above all it's amazing what God has to tell me when I become still and I am willing to listen to him. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God. Thank you Father for being so patient with me one of your creatures who doesn't know when to stop and listen to his creator. Your so wonderful I want to be with you forever. My prayer is that we would all be still and know he is God.