One of the world’s natural wonders is the Fundy Bay that lies between the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. It is on the New Brunswick side of the Fundy Bay that we find the Hopewell rocks. These magnificent rock formations spark the imagination. And twice a day, the beach they stand on is immersed by the tidal bore of the Fundy Bay ‘s high tides.
Here are some of these amazing rock formations and the beach that lies net the Fundy Bay.
On March 14, 2016, there was news the the largest rock, known at the Elephant Rock had cracked. I feel very fortunate that I was able to take pictures of it before this happened.
After driving through New Brunswick and spending the night in a lighthouse in Campbellton (nice!!!), we headed to the Gaspé Peninsula for a drive along the St. Lawrence coast. Once we crossed into Quebec, we started to see covered bridges — something I’d never seen before, even after living in New England!
Then, we headed up the coast road with sights of waterfalls, waves, big rocks, little villages and lots of lighthouses. Parts of the trip reminded me of the Pacific Coast Highway between Half Moon Bay and San Francisco. We finally coasted down into Gaspé and then headed to our final destination – Percé.
Here are some of the pictures of the day.
NOTE: Updated information! After I posted this blog, there was an article in the Globe and Mail about traveling the same route we took along the St. Lawrence. That it would be nice to share this article (and it includes a nice map!)
The Bay of Fundy is one of the natural wonders of the world. The Fundy Tides are the highest on earth, changing 6 to 8 feet an hour and can rise and fall 50 feet – once every 12 and a half hours. Twice a day, one-hundred-billion tons of water flow into the Bay of Fundy, creating the Fundy Tides that overwhelm rivers that will reverse their direction. This is called the Tidal Bore.
Near the top of the Fundy Bay is Hopewell Cape and a collection of rock formations that have been carved from the sea that produces these intense tidal phenonom. Here are some of my favourite pictures of the Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick.