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Canadian Maritimes - Day 5
9 August 2016
We got up and headed out of Saint John travelling north on NB-114. We saw and/or stopped at multiple covered bridges along the way. Yes, Canada has covered bridges too! Who knew? This would be a good time to mention that the Bay of Fundy has the largest tides in the world. The water rises and falls approximately 50 feet twice per day. It's an incredible sight. We stopped at Alma at low tide, walked on the bay floor at Hopewell Rocks at low tide and then went back to Alma for lunch (a delicious lobster roll because we were now out of scallop country and into lobster country) as the tide began to rise. By the time we got back to Hopewell Rocks the tide had come in and the area we walked on a few hours before was under 30+ feet of rushing water! We also stopped in Shediac to see the world's largest lobster statue because who doesn't love a good roadside attraction. We bunked in Moncton for the night.

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DAY 4 | MARITIMES INDEX | DAY 6
5-001 Welcome to Nova Scotia Sign 5-002 Dirt Road 5-005 Five Islands Lighthouse
Headed back into Nova Scotia for the morning
Travelling the dirt roads of Nova Scotia
Five Islands Lighthouse is over 100 years old
5-009 Red Adirondack Chairs 5-010 Red Adirondack Chairs 5-015 Minas Basin
This isn't a National Park but Five Islands Park Lighthouse Park has their own red adirondack chairs
This isn't a National Park but Five Islands Park Lighthouse Park has their own red adirondack chairs
Looking out over the Minas Basin from Five Islands Lighthouse Park
5-016 Minas Basin Shoreline 5-020 Long Island 5-021 Pinnacle Island & Pinnacle Rock
Walking along the Minas Basin shoreline in Five Islands Lighthouse Park
Long Island is one of the Five Islands for which this town is named
Pinnacle Island is one of the Five Islands for which this town is named. The rock to the right is Pinnacle Rock.
5-023 Buoy 5-025 Minas Basin Shoreline 5-027 Five Islands Lighthouse
If a ship ever passes through the park, this buoy will help out with navigation.
Walking along the Minas Basin shoreline in Five Islands Lighthouse Park
Five Islands Lighthouse is over 100 years old
5-028 Five Islands 5-029 Five Islands Lighthouse & Flags 5-030 Boat at Low Tide
These are the Five Islands for which this town is named.
Five Islands Lighthouse is over 100 years old
When you're on any waterway near the Bay of Fundy, you don't go anywhere at low tide!
5-031 Boat at Low Tide 5-034 Diane's Take-Out Sign 5-035 Diane's Take-Out
When you're on any waterway near the Bay of Fundy, you don't go anywhere at low tide!
We made a special trip to Diane's for their clams. It was worth it!
We made a special trip to Diane's for their clams. It was worth it!
5-037 Fried Clams 5-038 Welcome to New Brunswick Sign 5-039 Moose Crossing Sign
We made a special trip to Diane's for their clams. It was worth it!
Back to New Brunswick on the way to PEI
That's one large moose. We saw none on our drive.
5-040 Confederation Bridge 5-041 Confederation Bridge 5-043 Confederation Bridge
The 8-mile Confederation Bridge crosses the Northumberland Straight to connect New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
The 8-mile Confederation Bridge crosses the Northumberland Straight to connect New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
The 8-mile Confederation Bridge crosses the Northumberland Straight to connect New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
5-044 Confederation Bridge 5-046 Welcome to Epekwitk Sign 5-047 Cap-Egmont Sign
The 8-mile Confederation Bridge crosses the Northumberland Straight to connect New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island
Epekwitk is the original Mi'kmaq name for Prince Edward Island
Headed to Cap-Egmont, PEI to see the bottle houses
5-048 Bottle Houses Sign 5-053 Bottle House Chapel 5-056 Water Lily Flowers
At another cool roadside atrraction, the Bottle Houses in Cap-Egmont, PEI
Inside the Bottle House chapel
Water lilies at the Bottle Houses
5-057 Lily Pads 5-058 Bottle House Exterior 5-060 Bottles Closeup
Water lilies at the Bottle Houses
The Bottle Houses are, as the name implies, built entirely of glass bottles.
The Bottle Houses are, as the name implies, built entirely of glass bottles.
5-061 Bottle House Interior 5-062 Bottle House Interior 5-064 Lighthouse Garden
The Bottle Houses are, as the name implies, built entirely of glass bottles.
The Bottle Houses are, as the name implies, built entirely of glass bottles.
The lighthouse garden at the Bottle Houses
5-065 Bottle House Exterior 5-066 Field & Bay of Fundy 5-067 Flower Garden
The Bottle Houses are, as the name implies, built entirely of glass bottles.
Looking out to the Bay of Fundy from the Bottles Houses
The flower garden at the Bottle Houses
5-068 Flower Garden 5-069 Bottle Tree 5-070 Bottle House Exterior
The flower garden at the Bottle Houses
Who knew bottles grew on trees
The Bottle Houses are, as the name implies, built entirely of glass bottles.
5-071 Hydrangeas 5-072 Bottle House Interior 5-073 Bottle House Bar
Hydrangeas outside on of the Bottle Houses
The construction of the Bottle Houses is impressive to say the least
Of course you'd have a bar inside a house made of bottles.
5-075 Garden 5-078 Garden 5-079 Highland Storm Banner
The vegetable garden at the Bottle Houses is carefully tended by a gardner with a very green thumb.
The vegetable garden at the Bottle Houses is carefully tended by a gardner with a very green thumb.
Highland Storm at the College of Piping
5-080 College of Piping Bass Drum 5-081 Harp 5-082 Pipers & Drummers
Bass drum at the College of Piping
The harp is ready and waiting for the show to start
The pipers and drummers of Highland Storm at The College of Piping
5-083 Pipers & Drummers 5-086 Dancers 5-089 Dancers
The pipers and drummers of Highland Storm at The College of Piping
Highland and Celtic dancing takes all forms in Highland Storm at The College of Piping
HIghland and Celtic dancing takes all forms in Highland Storm at The College of Piping
5-091 Dancers & Pipers 5-092 Country Segment 5-093 Pipers
HIghland and Celtic dancing in Highland Storm at The College of Piping
Highland Storm has a little country mixed in too
The pipers and drummers of Highland Storm at The College of Piping
5-094 Traditional Bagpipe 5-099 Donair
Traditional bagpipes look much different than what you're used to seeing today.
You can't come to the Maritimes and not eat a donair. It's similar to a Greek gyro.

DAY 4 | MARITIMES INDEX | DAY 6

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