Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hopewell Rocks, Hopewell Cape

We found a wonderful campground five minutes away from Hopewell Rocks-Ponderosa Pines. Sunday afternoon we went to Hopewell Rocks to see it at high tide. It was beautiful. We hiked all the beaches and outlooks that day. We then drove back to Alma which is the beginning of Fundy National Park. We walked around the tiny little town and had dinner outside by the water at a little fish and chips place. Monday we were at Hopewell Rocks for 9 AM to see the low tide. It really is amazing! We were able to walk on the ocean floor and all the way around to a beach where we had walked to from above the day before. Rich had found a really distinctive skipping rock and threw it in on Sunday. When we went back there on Monday at low tide we actually found it! We left Hopewell Rocks and headed to Cape Enrage. It was a cloudy day with rain predicted but so far it held off. The drive was unbelievable to get there. It was all back windy roads and we kept wishing we were on the motorcycles but we did have the top down on the Smart car so we really can't complain. Cape Enrage is a beautiful lighthouse that is supported by a non-profit group-no funds from the government. We had a great time looking around and learning about the history. They even had a staircase that went down to the beach. I wasn't thrilled with that part-it was metal and you could see through the stairs but I figured if I went ziplining, I can do this too. We had a fantastic hamburger there overlooking the lighthouse and water. Since it was early afternoon and the weather was still holding out for us, we drove back to Fundy National Park and hiked Dickson Falls. It was a beautiful hike down into a gorge with a beautiful waterfall. It was very wet and mossy and you felt like you were in some movie set. We are headed off to Nova Scotia this morning-don't know what the internet service will be so stay tuned.

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