Sussex Corner to Hopewell Cape – 27th September 2018

We had a few adventures today. Nothing awe inspiring but enough to keep us amused as we drove north up the Fundy Coast.

Our first port of call was the Fundy Bay National Park which is rather a tiny area. We walked into the Dickson Falls which were flowing rather briskly as the Fundy area received πŸ’― mm of rain last night.

Fras did an additional hour long walk to a place called Matthews Head which he said was extremely wet under foot and was treacherous with a lot of tree roots across the path.

We were very lucky with the weather today after being socked in with fog yesterday and a temperature of 15c but the wind was a little blowy. We got a few nice views along the way.

Many of you will relate these covered bridges with Maine and New England but they are as equally abundant up this way. The bridges were covered to protect the roadway, because it was cheaper to replace the boards of the roof and walls, then the heavy beams of the actual bridge.

We stopped for a late lunch at a little fishing village called Alma. It was picture perfect. We sat in blazing sun enjoying a lobster roll and Black lemonade (lemonade with charcoal for colouring purposes only) and watching the Fundy tide turn and head back out the bay.

For our final stop of the day we went to Point Enrage to visit the functioning lighthouse. It was automated back in the 1980’s so hasn’t had a light keeper since then. It has an automatic for horn and yesterday we were told it was making its presence felt. The warning at the light house says that when fog horn sounds, that can cause permanent deafness…..something not to be experienced.

We have located ourselves only five kilometres from the Hopewell Rocks as tomorrow we want to get down to the ocean floor at low tide. We have about two hours to wander around before the tide comes roaring back in. Our accommodation tonight is somewhat very lack lustre but you cannot get it right every night!

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