Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, October 2015

From Wolfville in Nova Scotia, we moved to Moncton in New Brunswick. We had stopped briefly on our way through to Prince Edward Island. Our main objective was to visit Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy. We had to adjust our travel program to coincide with the closing of the provincial park at the rocks and were there on the very last day of the season. 

I'd read about the tides on the Bay of Fundy in my childhood -- that comes from access to my grandparents collection of the National Geographic dating back to the 1930s. The reality of the Hopewell Rocks is quite something, however. To be able to walk on the sea floor at low tide is unlike anything we had done previously. We were also fortunate to take a walking tour with one of the excellent rangers at the park.

Site of a recent rock fall

A pair of nesting falcons make their home on the top of this rock. We were fortunate to see one of these magnificent birds above our heads.

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