Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Eastern Travels Part 3

Happy Wednesday!  Today is the conclusion of my trip to New Brunswick with a little more action from Hopewell Cove and a nice visit to a quaint little town called Alma.  If you missed the first two parts you can check the out here:  Part 1 & Part 2.

Let's dive right in!


Standing in front of a tunnel into the rocks - very cool!


Ta-da!


Someone, not me, was brave enough to walk out into the mud.  It's very thick and pretty deep.


I wonder how far up the water goes when the tide is at it's highest?


Another interesting pathway through the rocks.


How neat is this?


Happy and peaceful.


I love how vast the sea is, so beautiful.


This giant rock is balanced perfectly on one tip - amazing!


KCCO from Hopewell Cove! 


These wonderfully weathered fishing boats are right outside the greatest seafood restaurant I've ever been to, right in Alma NB.


Check out how clear the water is!  This little river flows right past the restaurant and into the ocean.  The ocean is right across the road!


I love how old and worn this makeshift dock is.


Loving the view!


This is where I put my feet in the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Fundy.


The view to the right.


A Coastguard station gave me the opportunity to see a very cool lighthouse.


And these are the coordinates to that lighthouse.

Well there you have it, my eastern travels in pictures.  I definitely recommend, at the very least, a trip to see Hopewell Cove and walk on the ocean floor.  It was life changing!  Just the feeling of earth under your feet that is usually under the water is amazing.  It's an experience that should be on every bucket list!

Thanks for sharing this trip with me!

Happy Scrapping!  Candice

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Eastern Travels Part 2

Welcome back to Scraps Of Me!  If you missed part one of my fun in New Brunswick you can check it out here.  Let's just dive right in and check out some of the beautiful scenery I got to experience in Hopewell Cove!

If you've never been to Hopewell Cove it is a must do for any bucket list. When the tide is out you can literally walk on the ocean floor!  Words cannot describe how amazing it was, so I'll let the pictures do all the talking.


The trails have multiple viewing points so everyone can get an amazing view!  The tide was at one of it's lowest points all season.  When the tide comes in all that mud (and more!) becomes the sea floor.


The day was beautiful and very calming.


Diamond Rock


All the trails are nicely marked.  I visited Diamond Rock and Flower Pot Rock.


Spectacular, isn't it?


Another viewing platform.


Hello from Hopewell!


It's unbelievable how worn and weathered the rocks are from the water and wind.


This shot is from about halfway down the stairs to the sea floor.


Can you believe the tide has worn holes right through the rocks?  Awesome!


Being in this place was so calming.


What a view!  This is about as close to the water as I could get without getting sucked into the mud.  All the green is seaweed, kelp, and algae.


On the left you can see the stairs to get down to the ocean floor.


Enjoying the adventure!


Isn't it incredible to think that if the tide had been in, I would have been under water?


Straight across the water is Nova Scotia.

How breathtaking is Hopewell Cove?  Honestly, it's worth the trip just to walk the ocean floor.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come back for the grand finale!

Happy Scrapping!  Candice

Monday, May 27, 2013

Eastern Travels Part 1

Well hello and welcome back!  I know it's been awhile, far too long, but I'm sure everyone can agree that life just kind of takes off every now and then doesn't it?  I'm more than happy to be back on my blog and even more eager to get back in my craft room.

So much has been going on since my last post, too much.  In a nutshell, I've taken a few trips for work, held down the fort while J took a few trips for work, tried to work out our conflicting schedules, and (finally!) welcomed spring back to the cool pool.  Whew!  It's been a crazy ride for the past few months.

Let's get to my post for today.  As I read the title, it gives off a world traveller vibe but don't go getting excited.  My eastern travels took me all the way to New Brunswick!  Outside of work I was able to do some sightseeing and really take in the east coast beauty of Canada.  I hope you enjoy the first of three parts!  Consider yourselves forewarned - this is going to be picture heavy!


Beautiful church in Fredericton NB.  The architecture of this building is amazing!


It was definitely a cold day walking beside the river!


The river had risen so much that it was starting to take over the benches!


Lighthouses are so cool and this one nears the top of the cool factor list because it's actually an ice cream shop!


So I got lost on some random back road and found myself in front of the NB liquor head office!  What are the odds?  Sadly, there was no one outside handing out free samples!


Covered bridge in Rusagonis NB.


Believe it or not there is actually a covered bridge park!  It's kind of neat, there's a sign and an Inukshuk.  I'm a tad confused by the graveyard in the background though.





This perfect little place is just down the river from the bridge.  Can you imagine how lovely it would be to live in this house on the riverbank?  Ultimate serenity! 


A pair of good guard dogs letting me know that I was standing on their bridge.



New Brunswick Railway Museum, Hillsborough NB



This nifty little outdoor museum was a lot of fun to explore.  It was the off season when I was there so it was empty and there was no admission!


Funky old trains.



I love the industrial and vintage feel of a rail yard.



Here I am enjoying the afternoon.


A weathered caboose, love it!

Hopefully everyone likes the pictures as much as I liked being there.  Keep an eye out for the next two posts full of even more pictures in the next few days. Thanks so much for sticking with me and visiting!

Happy Scrapping!  Candice