Out and about

Bay of Fundy. Alma, New Brunswick, Canada.

I thought about titling this post “The thrill of traveling while ill,” but that hardly sounds like fun.

Looking out towards the Bay of Fundy from the Point Wolfe Beach trail. Fundy National Park.

Besides, everything seems to have worked itself out for all involved.  Perhaps it was a bad clam.  Or motion sickness.  Or far too much activity and excitement.  Who knows?

Looking up in a red spruce forest. Fundy National Park.

Women, in my experience, are better at being ill and still carrying on with life than men.  I’m sure there are women out there agreeing with me, as well as a few men who might have experienced exceptions to that rule.

At any rate, all seems to be well now and we didn’t really lose any sightseeing or hiking time since whatever it was occurred yesterday evening so it doesn’t matter who is better at being sick as we have both carried on.

I was sort of hoping the rain we’ve been avoiding would ride in and give us an excuse to laze around for a day or two.  That may very well be the case while we’re visiting Prince Edward Island.

The little red squirrels are so cute! They eat seeds from the red spruce pine cones.

Prior to the evening illness, we did have a very full day of hiking and sightseeing.  We walked through red spruce forests and on rocky beaches.  We hiked down to Point Wolfe just before high tide and watched as the water came rushing in, amazed at how fast what had been a large beach disappeared.  We crossed a dry creek bed only to find it filled with water less than ten minutes later (it’s a good thing we’d heard a short speech about how quickly the tide comes in the day before so we turned back before the water came).

We went back to Cape Enrage to climb down the long set of stairs to the rocky beach and explore.  While we were down there we watched a guy rappelling down the cliff face.  It looked like fun, but I haven’t the nerve to try it.

We saw reversing rapids (the water being swept out at low tide is reversed), and all sorts of wildlife (including the fella pictured above — a porcupine, I think — crossing a bridge).

Lighthouse at Cape Enrage

All in all, not a bad day until after dinner (which was, by the way, quite delicious).  There were other things in between that I’m sure I’ve left out.  Another lighthouse.  A ship on land.  Cormorants in the marshes.

Walking on the Bay of Fundy sea bed

Oh and that.  Up there.  Walking on the sea bed, and unexpectedly finding a circle of stones (that’s only a small portion of it in the photo as I couldn’t get it all in one shot).

A glimpse of Laverty Falls

Today we hiked to Laverty Falls in Fundy National Park.  The hike was wonderful, and took us about 3 hours, including some times exploring the falls and sitting on a rock, listening to the water while we had a picnic lunch.

When we finished at the falls, we sat by Laverty Lake for a little while enjoying the scenery and the quiet, although it was a little chilly and windy.

Laverty Lake

I could have sat there for hours, waiting to see if a moose would show up.  There were signs (tracks in the mud) that moose visit the lake.  Alas, we had to move on and that turned out not to be such a bad thing as it gave us a little time to relax once we’d finished with some errands and shopping for groceries.  (We’re doing some of our own cooking to hold down the expense of the trip.)

We’re leaving New Brunswick tomorrow morning.  I’ve really loved it here and look forward to visiting again briefly on our way back to Maine.  The people we’ve met in Alma have been welcoming and helpful.  It is a beautiful place.

More when I’m able.  Hope all is well in your world and that you, too, are in a beautiful place.

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18 Comments on “Out and about”

  1. How gorgeous. Sorry to hear you got sick. But, goodness, that photo looking up into the trees is stunning! Goodness, I love that! Stay well, my friend!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    • Robin says:

      Oh, I wasn’t the one who got the bad clam. He Who Doesn’t Want to Appear on the Blog, on the other hand… well… it could’ve been him. 😉

      Thanks, Kathy. It’s been fantastic so far, except for last evening’s brief foray into tummy troubles. Hope all is well with you, and hugs right back. 🙂

  2. Lovely to see NB through your lens! yes, that is a porcupine – an infant I’d say! Hope it warms up a bit for you. Have fun and no more bad clams for you know who!

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Photos are stunning … the one looking through the inlet to the bay is my favorite. Hope you are feeling better. Safe travels and enjoy.

  4. Coming East says:

    Lovely pictures. That is an area I would love to visit. Haven’t been further than Portland, Maine.

  5. mobius faith says:

    What a great area. Love the seabed images.

  6. dadirri7 says:

    loving the trip, super photos, those trees are impressive!

  7. Sallyann says:

    It sounds, and looks wonderful (mostly) hope the rest of the trip is just as good. 🙂

  8. bearyweather says:

    Looks like my kind of trip …

  9. I’ve never seen the Fundy tide, but on Mont Saint Michel in Brittany, they’re very similar. They ring a bell from the monestary to warn when the tide is coming, and 15 minutes later, the salt marshes and parking lots are under water…
    Sounds like you’re having a wonderful trip!

  10. Thanks for the tour, Robin. After telling Dapper G- about this, we decided that we must see it too!

  11. Anita Mac says:

    Ah yes…one must be careful with clams! Looks like a great day out was still had. Love the photos – you really bring the place to life.

  12. Dana says:

    These posts are giving me the cramps in the best possible sense of the term, Robin. I am LOVING your photos and descriptions of hikes, but of course I’m a tad envious of your journey as well. 🙂 I hope M. starts feeling better and that the rest of your trip is without tummy troubles!

  13. You are just having way too much fun ( even marginal tummy in tow…) What great places – the sea bed – the falls. Very cool!

  14. Joanne says:

    Robin, where to begin?? I love it all! What a wonderful trip this is for you and M! (Hope M was feeling much better the next day). I love the little lighthouse, but I would have steered clear of the circle of stones, after reading Diana Gabaldon’s “Highlander” series, Just In Case! 😉

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  16. Robin says:

    Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. 🙂

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