Yikes! It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog post! Not sure what happened – I think we were just enjoying our last month in Maine so much I forgot to blog! So lots of catching up to do, including our last few days in Canada. Our last stop was Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. We spent our first afternoon just driving around and taking in all the pretty views.
I don’t know what it is about old farms and school houses, but I can hardly ever drive by one without yelling at Deas to stop the car so I can take a picture!
We did a couple of easy hikes, including this one to Dickson Falls. The trail was mostly along a boardwalk and ran along the water most of the way.
Then we drove to a more remote area called Point Wolf where we found this lovely covered bridge over the remains of a former sawmill.
The thing Fundy National Park is probably most famous for is the changing tide in the Bay of Fundy. I checked the tide schedule to see when the tide would be coming in and out, and took 2 pictures in the same place – one at high tide and one at low tide. It’s really quite a difference!
While we are the docks for the high tide picture, we noticed all of the lobster boats were coming in and there was a crowd gathering to watch them unload.
One of the guys started putting some of the lobster on the ground in front of the traps, and we thought that the one on the left looked pretty big, especially compared to the one on the right (who I thought was pretty cute with his little claw up in the air!)
But then they pulled out this third one – he was HUGE! The lobsterman said he was probably about 45 years old! I’m sure what happened to him, but I’m hoping that they threw him back!
We only had a couple of nights in Fundy, so the next morning we headed west. Our original plan was to spend a 2 or 3 nights in St Andrews, which was right by the border back to the US. But as we were driving we realized it was going to rain the whole time we were there, and after our rainy week in Halifax, we just weren’t in the mood for more rain. I realized it would only be another couple of hours for us to just drive all the way back to Bar Harbor. We had several friends there at the time, so we made a snap decision and headed towards our friends and some sunshine!
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Thanks for sharing the great images. I really like the landscape pics….
Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed them!
Nice to have you back, I thought you fell off the planet…NOT! Gorgeous photos!
Ha – I don’t know what I was so bad! Thanks!
Sorry you had rain and missed St. Andrew’s. It is one of my favorite little towns. But rain would take away the beauty.
I discovered that when it comes to lobster, big isn’t always the best. I found that lobsters right around a pound to a pound and a quarter are the best flavor and sweetest. I had a three pound guy at one of the lobster pounds and was disappointed how tough and flavorless he was.
Love those huge tides!! So fun!
I heard great things about St. Andrew’s – it will definitely be on our list for a return visit. And totally agree about the lobster – we ate a LOT of it while we were in Maine. The smaller ones are definitely better. Another reason that I hope he put that old, big guy back in the water!
Those lobsters remind me of the 3 bears- papa lobsta, mama lobsta, and baby lobsta!
Those lobsters remind me of the 3 bears- papa lobsta, mama lobsta, and baby lobsta! And Deas is Goldilocks eating them trying to find the one that is just right.
Ha – that is too funny because a little boy at the docks said the exact same thing about the 3 lobsters!
Looks like a beautiful area that I hope to visit soon.
It’s a really pretty place!
Such gorgeous pictures! This is a definite must visit on my list of places!
I don’t know about Canada’s regulations but in Maine they can’t keep them if they are over a certain size, and they check for females with eggs and have to toss them back in as well.
Just found your beautiful web site and the wonderful photo’s you post. Being raised in the maritimes I so enjoyed your travel news. I am from Nova Scotia, but never traveled the Cabot Trail. Did you park the coach and drive the trail or can a coach make it all the way around?
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Garry and Evie
Hello and thanks for your comment! We only drove the RV as far as our campground, and then we explored the rest of the Cabot Trail with the car. We did meet a few people who had driven the whole loop in their RV so it can be done. Most people seemed to recommend doing in the clockwise direction. There are lots of steep grades, so if you are comfortable with that, then you could probably do it.