Sunday, September 6, 2015

9/6 Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Hopewell Rocks is a provincial park just east of the campground where I spent last night.  I am on my way to Prince Edward Island today, but stopped here before I left.  It is a very pleasant price with a large parking area for RVs.

This map of Fundy Bay, shows the location of Hopewell Rocks.  Beyond here, the bay gets narrower until it disappears.  Note how muddy the water looks from picking up mud from the flats as it sloshes back and forth in the world's largest tides.

Would you believe that in this area, even the café at the visitor center sells lobster dinners.  Here are the live lobsters.  Haven't had lobster for a few days, and I am getting hungry for them, but skipped these guys today. 

Nice viewing platform.  This photo was taken about an hour-and-a-half before low tide, so it still has a ways to go out.

Mostly, the seabed is rocky or sandy here, but you have to be careful not to go too close to the water's edge where it is muddy. 

You can tell where the high tide mark is on these rocks.  Today it was supposed to be 36 feet just before dark.

This is looking northeast to the end of the Bay of Fundy.  Had I wanted to and had the right shoes for walking in mud, I could have walked quite a few miles.

The "rocks" here are not really solid rocks.  They are a very loose conglomerate of gravel and soft sandstone.  Not very strong, which is why they are worn so much around the bottom.  

Me among the seaweed! 

The last 40' or so is mud.  Several people did not heed the warnings and had to wash their shoes off in the foot wash up above.

Stairs back up to the top.

Next is driving over the Confederation Bridge into Prince Edward Island! 


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