Further-on down the road from the train museum, we visited the Hopewell Rocks. This was a great diversion from the road. We are, of course, travelling along the Bay of Fundy, where the tides are the highest in the world. The Hopewell Rocks are an area where water has eroded the cliffs into huge, balancing statues. We had picked up a tides schedule a few days ago, so we knew when the tide would be out, so we could walk among them – literally on what is ocean floor half the time. This first shot is looking down on ‘Daniel Flats’, where the tide was still on its way out!
These are some of the rocks, also known as the Flowerpots.
There are a few employees wandering around, talking to the tourists, and answering questions. We chit-chatted with Kevin, who had built some inukshuks out of stones. Apparently he and another employee have little friendly competitions with these balancing stone stacks, trying to one-up each other. Of course every time the tide comes in, it knocks them down and they build them back up in a different way.
And, Brian had brought his tripod along so we were able to set up a portrait of us, from further away than arms-length!