Thursday Travels: Mary’s PointPosted: August 16, 2012 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Earth, hiking, nature, Photography, Spirit, Spring, Summer, Thursday Travels, travel, Vacation, Walking, water | Tags: Bay of Fundy, Canada, Canadian Maritimes, Cape Enrage, flowers, Hiking, lighthouse, MaidinSun Photography, Mary's Point, nature, New Brunswick, Outdoors, Photography, spring, travel, water, wildflowers 33 Comments
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.
From Cape Enrage we made our way to Mary’s Point. On our way we stopped at the Ha Ha Cemetery and checked out the Free Camping in the Shire.
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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My day’s been great. I really enjoyed coming along on your journey but will be eager to see the pond again.
Oops. Don’t know why I mentioned the last since you did include a view from “back at the ranch.” I do so love your pond.
Thank you, Pat. 🙂
That is an interesting place. Loved the ship!
Me too, Sandy. It was a pleasant surprise to find the ship sitting there like that. 🙂
Thanks for taking us along on this adventure. It looks like a fun place to visit.
You’re welcome, Denise. Thanks for coming along. 🙂
I did think the finger-pointing hand was painted on the rocks! You had me fooled… 🙂 Love your lighthouse and the grounded ship!
Thank you, Cathy. 🙂
After I added the finger-pointing hand, I realized how well it was blended into the rocks and thought I’d better mention that it was painted there. lol!
So funny, Robin! 🙂
Very very nice images and story. Mary’s Point has a lot to offer.
Thank you, Terry. Yes, it does. It would be great to visit during the bird migrations. 🙂
The lightbulb is hilarious. I’m so glad you close enough to see that. I also am captivated by plants and flowers growing out of rock. I got a couple good examples of that in Sedona.
I think it would be really cool to be there alone as you too were. It happens so seldom in my life.
Thank you, Christine. 🙂
That was one of the beauties of going to New Brunswick, PEI, and Nova Scotia off-season. Very often there was no one else out and about on the hiking trails or the beaches. It was lovely.
I did think the hand was painted there! And thought someone had a great skill in making it look so well done! 🙂
I couldn’t believe how well it blended in with the rocks, Colleen. If I hadn’t been the one to add it to the photo, I’d have thought it was painted there, too. 🙂
🙂 I was staring at it before I read your words thinking WOW!!!!
That pond looks absolutely beautiful today! You know, I’m not an outdoorsy person but your pictures are always so inviting that they make me want to get outdoors!
Thank you, Corina. 🙂
Please don’t “spare us” the rocks and the shells, rocks and shells are wonderful … especially in sea-rippled sand. 😀
I’ll probably come back to them sometime, Sallyann. 🙂
Gorgeous photos, Robin. I, for one, would LOVE to see more shell and rock images.
And guess who Sara and I spent the day with yesterday? Chatter Master and Husband came down to Lexington yesterday. We had SO much fun. Talked about how much we love your photos!
Thank you so much, Kathy M. 🙂
Talking about me?? No wonder my ears were burning. lol! I only met Colleen for a short time, but I bet it was a fun visit. She seems like such a fun person. 😀
I continue to enjoy the rock images from here. Meanwhile, love the way you blended the big finger into the pic. 🙂
Thank you, Frank. 🙂
Hi. I also thought the hand was a new addition to the cliff. I was all ready to declare a trip down to see it! Our brains work so quickly. Nice post. I like the ship that is not a ship…. Jane
lol, Jane! I’m glad I added that note so you didn’t have to make an unnecessary trip.
Thank you. 🙂
I will never tire of going along with you on your rambles. I’m thrilled to see your photos! I, too, love a pretty lighthouse:D
Thank you, Smidge. (I know I should start calling you Barbara, but I love the name “Smidge.”) 🙂
I answer to both:D
THAT is just the CUTEST little lighthouse!! ♥
Isn’t it, Michaela? We saw quite a few like that on our travels. 🙂
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