Day 53 Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick   Leave a comment

The Bay of Fundy is my favorite place ever! Every time I see the mud banks, I think of the rafting trip we took and sliding in the mud. WHAT FUN!

Once we arrived in Hopewell, we ran out to see the Bay of Fundy while the tide was still going out. It was cool to see the kayaks out there and before we left, we could walk where they were just floating.

This area is known as the “Flower Pots” as the rocks with trees on the top, look like giant flower pots. These huge masses of rock are as high as 100 feet above the beach, while others are only 60-70 feet height. The oldest rocks in the area surround the Bay of Fundy are about 750 millions years old.

The below photos were taken 1 ½ hour apart. When we arrived at 4 p.m. the kayaks were out. When we left at 5:30, it was mud. The tide changed 38 feet the day we were there.

Below are some photos taken while we hung out watching the tide go out.

The tide change averages about 30 feet! Imagine 100 billion tons of water moving in and out of a bay twice a day. The Bay of Fundy tide is among the highest in the world.

Below is the spectacular view of Hopewell’s mud flats, coastline, and the Bay of Fundy. The photos below were taken ½ hour apart. The photos on the left were taken at 5:40 p.m. and the photos on the right were taken at 6:15 p.m.

The photos don’t show the true color of the red mud. It is amazing.

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