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Hopewell Rocks

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Jerry saw the first moose today. :-)

Warning about the tide, glad we got there early

Looking down

Looking down, notice the tiny people below

Jerry on the stairs

Stairs

Almost down

Me on the bottom, it was cold and windy but very exciting!

Jerry on the bottom

Rocks

Jerry

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Amazing! When the tide comes in these rocks will be mostly covered.

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Back on the top

Next, we drove the awesome Fundy Coastal Scenic Drive

We saw this old bridge on the way

Cape Enrage

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This sign says it all for today :-)

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Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Jerry looking down

Beach

Beach

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We had lunch at the Fundy Driftwood Restaurant

Inside

Fundy National Park


Guess what we did today? We walked on the floor of the ocean. :-) This is one of those "Bucket List" days. A day we will not forget. We visited The Hopewell Rocks in Hopewell Cape.

You have to be very careful about what time you visit. These are the highest tides in the world, and they happen twice a day. They have signs warning you what time you have to be back up the stairs. When the tide comes in, it covers a large part of the rocks. I believe our guide said as much as 45 to 50 feet in height.

At low tide, you explore flowerpot-shaped rock formations bearing such curious names as 'Mother-in-Law', 'ET' and 'Lover's Arch'. Then, as the tide gently shifts, 100-billion tons of salt-water slowly fills the Bay of Fundy.

We did not stay for high tide. We left to drive the Fundy Coastal Scenic Drive and to visit Fundy National Park. The views were stunning. I am adding a lot of pictures, but they do not do this beautiful area justice. We are leaving New Brunswick in the morning, heading to Nova Scotia. More later from Canada.

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