Hopewell Rocks New Brunswick

On Oct 3rd we drove north leaving Maine heading into New Brunswick, Canada. Finally a deserted highway, no trucks and wide open road the whole way into Canada. We arrived at the Fundy National Park Campground on the Bay of Fundy around 3pm set up our site and met our old friends Pat and Harry, from Calgary, Alberta, whom we haven’t seen for almost 20 years. We went into the quaint fishing village of Alma for dinner where we saw the fishing boats high and dry at the dock. The Bay of Fundy is one of the marine wonders of the world, it has the highest tides in the world that give you the chance to walk on the ocean floor twice daily. At low tide the fishing boats sit on the ocean floor and at high tide they float again.

We spent the next day exploring the Hopewell Rocks also called the Flowerpots. During low tide we walked more than a mile on the ocean floor exploring several coves filled with the distinctive sandstone formations more than 100 feet tall topped with trees thus the name flowerpot rocks. At Lover’s Arch the tide rises 18 feet from the ocean floor and reaches the arch a total of 48 feet from low to high tide.

Check out this video that shows how dramatic the tidal swings are.