Allegedly Shediac is the lobster capitol of Canada.
|They even have a statue to support their claim.|
But for the day we were headed to Hopewell Rocks.
We then went home but were back out in the evening for a unique event in Moncton, New Brunswick. The mountainous tides of Fundy Bay produce numerous oddities which includes a "wall" of water in a coastal river as the tide returns. So off we go to Moncton to see the Tidal Bore.
I now know that the locals refer to it as the Boring Tide. Due to factors like the collection of sediment and the building of a causeway, the "wall" is now only about a foot high. Last night I met a woman about my age from Moncton and she tells me that when she was a little girl the wall was 20-30 feet high. Alas, those days are gone. Nonetheless, it was fun.
|Can you see it coming?|
June 20th we drove up the east coast of New Brunswick to Kouchibouguac National Park (pronounced "koo chee boo quaack" all French like with some flair!)
The plan of the day was to ride bikes along a coastal trail.
Well off I go with "Louise Armstrong" on her trusty "Lazy Boy" bike.
Her real name is Deborah Louise. We did 19.5 miles. Louie was fussing because it wasn't 20. We wrapped up our visit with a very pleasant walk out a boardwalk to the beach. As a desert dweller I always conclude that there's a lot to be said about the seaside environment.
|Artic Tern, we think.|