Thursday Travels: Mary’s PointPosted: August 16, 2012
Last week we looked at The Rocks of Cape Enrage. I could show you more, but that would be going overboard. Besides, it’s time to move on. We can’t spend all of our time at Cape Enrage, no matter how beautiful it is there. (For those new to Life in the Bogs, my husband and I took a trip to the Canadian Maritimes back in June, and I’m still sorting through all of the photographs I took.)
I think M and I spent about an hour walking around the beach at Cape Enrage, admiring the rocks. As we were getting ready to leave, we heard voices overhead.
One of the activities available at Cape Enrage is rappelling down the cliffs that overlook the Bay of Fundy. I think it looks like a lot of fun, although I’m not sure how I’d feel about it if I were standing at the edge of the cliff waiting to go down. As we watched the guide coming down, checking for loose rocks, I wondered if doing something like this would help with my fear of steep descents. It might be worth a try some day.
The above photo is to help give you some perspective. I added the hand with the pointing index finger to show you where the guide is located. (You didn’t think it was painted on the cliff face, did you?)
We watched for a little while, then made our way back up the stairs. I stopped along the way to take photos of some of the plants and flowers growing on the cliff wall.
We took the hillside trail back to our car just to get a look at what was in that section of the park.
There is an obstacle course at the top where we played around a little. It’s used for group adventures (or team building). I was too busy trying to tight rope walk to take pictures.
During the summer (we were too early for it), hundreds of thousands of semipalmated sandpipers stop at Mary’s Point during their migration in order to fatten up on mud shrimp. According to Wikipedia, Mary’s Points supports up to two million semipalmated sandpipers (75% of the world’s population) as well as millions of other shorebirds. We saw a few cormorants, perhaps a gull or two. Not much was going on while we were there.
We may not have seen many birds, but we did get to board a ship.
It’s a replica of an old sailing ship. I forgot to take pictures of the signs that might have explained the mystery of why it was built and placed there.
And, as you can see, this ship isn’t sailing anywhere.
It was fun to play around on it. We were the only people out there at the time. The weather might have had something to do with that.
The real reason we went to Mary’s Point was to see this:
Who can resist a lighthouse? I certainly can’t. This is the Anderson Hollow Lighthouse, said to be the most well-traveled lighthouse in New Brunswick. If interested, you can read more about it here. My favorite part of the lighthouse is the light. Check this out:
That’s just not something you see every day.
We left Mary’s Point, went back to our suite to change shoes, and then went for a walk at low tide on the beach near Alma.
I took a lot of photos of rocks and shells. I’ll spare you. For now. The best part about walking the beach was getting a better feel for the Bay of Fundy tides. At low tide, you have to walk for a long time, on the ocean floor, to find the edge of the water. We didn’t make it out quite that far during our walk.
Thus ends the second full day of our travels to Canada and Maine. Yes, that’s right. This was only the second day. We packed in a lot of activities each day. Thank goodness I’m limiting this to once a week, eh?
Meanwhile, back at the ranch…
It’s a gorgeous day here in the Bogs. There’s lots of activity going on in the meadows. Butterflies, praying mantises, and the goldfinches were quite lively this morning. It’s warm (in the 80s), but not too bad since the humidity is rather low. A cold front is coming through tonight and tomorrow. It should be a lovely weekend to be outdoors.
Thanks for visiting today and joining me once again in New Brunswick, and for a short walk around Breezy Acres. Regular walks will resume tomorrow.
Wishing you a wonder-filled day, a joyful evening, and peaceful night. 🙂
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