Today was mostly a travel day, our destination was the small town of Alma, New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy. Here is our travel routed:
We started early, coming out of Bar Harbor with all the other tourist. The morning was very overcast, as we pulled into McDonalds in Ellsworth for breakfast, it started to sprinkle. Not a good sign, so we put our rain gear on before we left. Heading up the coast on Hwy 1 we skirted the rain. After an hour or so, we left all the tourist behind. If you take a look a map of Maine, probably over 2/3rds of Maine is not inhabited, that’s the part we were headed into.
When we reached St. Stephen at the Canadian border, it started to rain and rain hard. We rode in the rain on and off all the way to St. John. Finally we reached Alma, NB around 5PM (AST). Going thru Alma we noticed all the fishing boats sitting on the bottom of the Harbor without water, very strange.
“The Natural World, Greatest Tides: The greatest tides in the world occur in the Bay of Fundy…. Burntcoat Head in the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, has the greatest mean spring range with 14.5 metres (47.5 feet) and an extreme range of 16.3 metres (53.5 feet).”