Posted by: sunnyharvy | July 27, 2012

Walking on the ocean floor

Al cooked me breakfast to order for my birthday. Two soft boiled eggs, half a blueberry muffin, cantaloupe and coffee were on the menu. He even did the dishes too!

For lunch we went to the local lobster shack and, as much as I hate to tell you this, the lobsters up here really are noticeably tastier and of a more appetizing texture than anything I’ve had in Rhode Island or Maine. We figure it must be the extremely cold and clean (due to the radical tides washing in and out every day) waters. I had cold lobster meat on top of a salad of mixed greens with blueberries, almonds, and a bit of feta cheese.

They claim to have the highest tides in the world here at over 36 feet, so we definitely wanted to experience that personally. At low tide we went on an ocean floor walk with a park ranger. Anna taught us all about the unique tides here on the Bay of Fundy. She also took us out to where the tide was coming in to view and learn about the creatures who manage to live on and under the rocks exposed twice every day at low tide. As the tide approaches shore it can rise as much as a vertical inch a minute – that’s 5-feet an hour! We thoroughly appreciated this experience and even stayed out a bit longer on our own.

We rode our bikes around this surprisingly charming little town, ate dinner, and then attended a really terrific concert of local contemporary Acadian music at the park’s outdoor amphitheater, which was a 5-minute bike ride from our campsite 

I’d say it was a pretty nice way to spend my birthday.

Partly cloudy and warm. 0 miles


  1. Glad you had a great birthday !! Sounds like an interesting trip – I love exploring tidal pools. And lobster !!

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