New England (14)
More scenes from around Reversing Falls, St, John
The Bristol Channel in England has some of the highest tidal ranges in the world with a range that often exceeds 40ft. The tidal range is only exceeded by that in the Bay of Fundy so we couldn't leave the area without seeing that. Our original plan was to get the ferry from St. John to Digby in Nova Scotia then drive down to Tiverton and Balancing Rock. Once in St. John, rather than mess around with ferries and tide times, we decided to drive up to Moncton, stay the night, get up early and drive the 20 miles to Hopewell Rocks. The state park opened at 8am, a little later than low tide. The tide would come in around 9:30am then we could wander around the park until 11:45am which would be high tide. Our plan worked and we had a great time just wandering around and watching the water and shoreline.
Our first view of Hopewell Rocks from the stairway down to the beach
The group of four are the ones always shown in the brochures, but there are more along both ends of the shore.
Do you think this looks like a dinosaur head?
Low tide in the Bay of Fundy
The stairs are how to get down to the beach
Do you think the rock to the left looks like a fist?
The warning signs are there because the rock face is so eroded there is a real danger of falling rock. When you walk down the steps you can see where entire slabs of rock have been bolted back to the main cliff face and then the staircase bolted to those.
This page created 18th August 2011, last modified 7th September 2011