Day 6 – Up the Coast to Canada

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.

From Wikipedia,

“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).”

 6-1/2 hours after low tide and these boats will be sitting in the docks like normal.  We had arrived at low tide.  We decide to take a walk on the bottom of the ocean in the bay.
Here we are about a half a mile from shore looking back at the town of Alma.
Here is a map of the Bay of Fundy tidal ranges (how far the water goes down).

 

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  1. Mary

    I love the way the boats are still tied up even though they’re sitting on the ground. Like they’re puppy dogs that might run away if they weren’t. Walking on the bottom of the ocean is so cool!

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