Thursday, 2 July 2009

Visiting the Hopewell Rocks

Ken and friend
Ruth and friend

Hopewell Rocks, NB

Hopewell Rocks, NB

Hopewell Rocks, NB
Today we went to see the famous Hopewell Rocks. They are basically, as you see on post cards etc. You can walk down to walk on the sea bottom as the tide is out. It really is just mud and rocks and some sea weed. Be prepared to get dirty, especially your feet. Both Ken and I thought that it was better in pictures than in person, or at least the same. Neat but nothing spectacular. Would have really like to be there to see either the tide coming in or going out. It does so very quickly. But timing was off.
We drove into Moncton, had to pick up some fixings for the Pot Luck tomorrow night. There was an optional trip which was a Tidal Bore Rafting trip. This is a trip in a raft, similar to white water rafting, in which the incoming tides (which are very fast and fierce, and the river meet). It can be a little rough and wet. The river is greatly churned up by the force of the incoming tide so the water is the colour of mud. So not only do you get soaked but you get soaked by muddy water. Nice but no thanks. We opted out of that one.
Tomorrow we head for Cavendish PEI. Crossing the Confederation bridge. We're there for 4 nights.
Till then, take care.

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