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Published: October 8th 2012
Hopewell Rocks, NB
high tide and yes the water is brown they call it the chocolate river
Ok before I start I have no idea what happened with the pictures and captions on my last blog but you really have to use your imagination on some of them. I think it was the internet at the time, anyway hopefully it won't happen again. So we headed to the North Shore of Nova Scotia and this was not my favouite part of NS, but to be fair we had about 4 days of rain. We camped at Amhurst NS, which is on the border of NS and NB and very close to PEI. When we pulled into the camp ground all we saw was a burned up building. Alady came out and told us yes we were at the campground and they had full hook ups but their shower/laundry facillity had burned down. Well we decided to stay so payed for 2 nights and followed her to our camping space, at this point we see about 6 Rv's that are obviuosly not being used and haven't been for some time. There were 2 other units that looked like people stayed in them but no one was around. I felt like I was in the RV graveyard and could hardly
Bay of Fundy
so the ocean comes in and because the salt water is lighter it goes beneath the chocolate river water
wait to leave. In the meantime we went to Springhill which is the hometown of Ann Murry and they have a Centre for her. Before some of you start groaning (and I know you are) let me tell you there has never been to this day another Canadian recording artist that has won or been honoured with as many rewards as this woman. We then went to Joggins where the Bay of Fundy comes in on the NS side to see the tides. Next day we travelled back into New Brunswick to a beautiful little campground in Moncton. That day we went to the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy because the tide was in. The next morning we were up early and back to the Hopewell Rocks to see it when the tide was out. This is a swing of 46 feet. The pictures will explain it better than I can. It is the highest tides in the world and we walked on the bottom of the ocean, pretty cool. We also went to magnetic hill where you drive to the bottom of the hill put your vehicle in neutral and sit there as it coasts up hill.
Bay of Fundy
The Bay is home to the Hopewell Rocks, and the highest tides in the world
Of course its an illusion of the road but it is pretty wierd. Then we went to the zoo (tired of museums). We had a couple from Sask. parked next to us in the campground and they were also leaving the next day for Maine so we made arrangements to stay at the same campground and we will have a Canadian Thanksgiving together. We passed through Saint John on our way to the US but did not stop just took a couple of pictures going through. So our Canadian Adventure has come to an end for now and we loved it. Now on to the USA, stayed tuned.
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