Fundy Highs and Lows in Nova Scotia

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August 2nd 2013
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Amherst, Nova ScotiaAmherst, Nova ScotiaAmherst, Nova Scotia

Lots of this red rock on buildings
2 August, 2013

Yesterday we finally got on the road around 11 am after stopping at Walmart and Atlantic Superstore (a grocery) in Summerside, PEI. Across the Confederation Bridge again, this time after paying $51.75 (Canadian) in toll. It’s free to come across to PEI, but you have to pay toll to leave. We drove south into NB, then east into Nova Scotia. We missed our turn after leaving the information center and spent a half hour wandering around Amherst, a pretty little town blessed with older buildings made from red rock.

Finally on the correct road, we made our way to Spenser’s Beach and the Old Shipyard Campground. What a fantastic spot. The campground isn’t fancy, but it overlooks Spenser’s Island and the north shore of the Bay of Fundy. The tide was out when we got there and we watched as it came in at about an inch a minute, for a 34’ tide. Our campsites were just 5 feet from the breakwater. I took a lot of pictures spacing them at thirty minute intervals to get a kind of time lapse record, but will have to line up the pictures by location in a collage to
WWI MonumentWWI MonumentWWI Monument

in Amherst, NS. I just can't resist a man in a kilt.
really see the changes. Bob, who owns the campground with his wife, Noreen, was a great talker and very interesting to listen to. The funniest thing was that he used to live in Miami Springs, where I grew up. What a small world it is.

Old Shipyard was booked up for the weekend as it is some kind of holiday on Monday for most of Canada, Naval Day, I think. So Bob (our Bob) called around and found us another campground for the weekend, Glooscap Campground in Parrsboro, just about 25 miles east of Spenser’s Beach, but with a different view of the bay, more into Minas Basin. They were pretty much full, but gave us their overflow spot, which they call the spare site and allowed us to share it with Bob and Gena. Our site overlooks the water and is lovely.

We went into town and visited the Fundy Geological Museum/information center. Then we looked for a souvenir shop, but didn’t find one, so drove down to the pier. The tide was out and the lighthouse was high and dry, as were the pier and several boats. After wandering around and gathering such
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At Spenser Beach
treasures as rocks, sea glass, and the rubber bands they put on lobster claws (Bob did find a pretty old ring with red stones,) we returned to camp where we are settled in for the evening.

Additional photos below
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Near High Tide

at Spenser Beach
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Low Tide

directly in front of our camper. If you double click the pic it will enlarge and you can see Kerry down by the water's edge.

Not much beach to walk and gather rocks and sea glass now
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Low Tide

Spenser's Beach
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High Tide

Spenser's Beach
Spenser's IslandSpenser's Island
Spenser's Island

Across from Spenser's Beach
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Friday morning fog

at Spenser's Beach

near Parrsboro, NS
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Lobster boats at low tide

next to pier at Parrsboro
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Same Lobster Boats

as seen from the Parrsboro Pier

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