On Sunday we took a little day trip to St. Martins on the Bay of Fundy which is about 2 hours from here. This was once a bustling shipbuilding town in the 1800's and now it is a summer tourist town.
It is known for it's beautiful stoney beach and the caves that have been formed by years of erosion from the high tides of the Bay of Fundy.
There are gift shops and eateries, a campground, and some beautiful inns in historic houses, a famous lighthouse (Quaco), a wharf with lobster boats tied up, another lighthouse and 2 covered bridges. It is also home to the start of the famous Fundy Trail.
The Fundy Trail winds over the coastline toward Fundy National Park. It isn't complete at this point but work is still being done on it. There are many trails one can walk, bike or hike on to view the different vistas along the way. Please go to this link to learn more about this beautiful spot in New Brunswick.
We started at the beach so we could explore the caves before the tide comes in. It was low tide at 9:25 or so and we got there at noon. We had to hustle.
This is our son, Mark, and his fiancé, Jenn, standing at the mouth of the largest cave.
Sunday was a beautiful sunny and hot summer day. Perfect for going to the coast. One can be enjoying wonderful sunshine where we live but it could be 10 degrees cooler and cloudy or foggy on the coast. That day it was perfect.
The inside of the cave looks bright but it wasn't. I was standing in the bright sunlight when I took the photo. It isn't very deep but it is tall and wide.
Inside the cave looking out.
The two 'circles' in the cliff appear to be the early formation of new caves. I wonder how many thousands of years it will take.
This is a rocky outcrop covered with seaweed.
The tide is starting to turn back in at this point so we don't dawdle in this area. The tide can cover the rocks and beach very quickly.
We had to cross 3 little streams with wet slimy rocks to get to the caves. Water shoes or sandals are recommended or you get your feet wet!
We were prepared after a previous visit when we were in sneakers.
Lesson learned. :)
Looking back over to the caves where we were walking.
We then headed for the Fundy Trail Parkway which I will share with you tomorrow.
I hope you come back.
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