Day 24: Another "nothing" day. Hit the local farmers market for fresh strawberries, wild blue berries and, oh yeah, salmon fillets. Visited some different friends and ate the above along with some moose T-Bones
Unstable weather had me taking a few shots in-between showers.
|2 versions of the same scene|
|A popular backyard game in New Brunswick is washer toss|
Kinda big and long day. Off to St. Andrews By the Sea. The main activity was whale watching on a tall sail ship. Normally by this time of year the water is thick with fin backs and minke but the hurricane/tropical storm early in July seems to have scared them off.
Some shots before we board.
Some shots heading out
|Nice to be on the water|
|Terns on a 2x4|
|Ferry has right of way|
|Oh look, a light house|
|Optical illusion islands|
We went pass the seal island.
|Couple of pups|
|I'm On A Boat!|
The photos offer no perspective but this whale was 70+ feet long and bout the same number of tonnes. The fin marks the last quarter of the animals length.
When we got back to port it was low tide.
|When we left this floating dock was flush with the bottom of the pier.|
She got a few hits and LDR's as well as landing one!
On the hike out we noticed the "Super" moon so went back to the house and brought back the cameras.
|Hey Honey, remember the time we laid down in the field with fishing waders on, getting bit by skeeters to get a photo of the moon?|
Off to a Moncton Hotel for an over night with an early start to get to Hopewell Rocks
We swam, ordered in and watched a movie.
Off to Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy. The main attraction is the enormous difference between the tides. On one extreme you are walking on a beach and 6 hours later it is 45+ feet under water.
More shots of low tide and walking on the ocean floor
Random Ground Hog.
Next up, Adelle and Charles elected to kayak through the spires known as "Flower Pot Rocks"
|The PFD and Paddle|
I want to kayak but I didn't think that my first time should be on the ocean with a fast rising tide was the way to start but when I saw their operation and how they set people up (and how calm the water was) I really regretted not going. Well next time for sure.
As the holiday comes to a close we start to slow things down. So we got bubble wrap to transport our 'beverages' and such. Picked up scallops to eat when we are missing this place. In there some where was a trip to the SPCA for a cat and dog fix.
The Dogs were in kennels and so not too photogenic.
So I have posted many fish shots so I tried to do it differently.
The next day it rained so our second climb (less a mountain and more a mount) got canceled. We did go to an SPCA fund raiser that night but no pictures.
Errand day take back the guitar amp and rental car. Dinner with family. Preliminary packing for the flight out.
I had hoped to go fishing but the 2 days of rain have left the rivers high and discoloured.
The backyard stream
So dinner is on the menu.
The full Meal...
After Dinner it was time for a fire and of course a photo op.
So that is it a 30 day vacation on the east coast. We were away 32 but I don't think of travel days as vacation as they are more a necessity.
Posting video became a pain so I will compile when I get home.