Saturday, September 25, 2010
More of our Fab Trip East
One of the many lighthouses we saw along the coastline.
After we left Alma, on our way to the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, we drove down a winding road to see the lighthouse. The place was not open yet, so we parked and just got some pictures from above.
The Hopewell Rocks from Above
To get to the ocean floor you have to climb down MANY stairs...you can see people walking around down there. When the tide is out, people are allowed to go down and wander around much of the floor. There are some cavelike areas which are blocked off that would be dangerous to go in. Then when the tide starts to come in, everyone has to evacuate the area. The water will rise 20-30 feet at high tide. We got quite a thrill out of walking on the ocean floor!!
Standing on the Ocean Floor!
At low tide, the eroded rocks are very visible...you can see algae growing on them. At high tide, the arch behind Dick would be almost invisible. The visitors' center has pictures of people canoeing right in the same area we are standing!
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Academy of Lunenburg
The town was first settled, in the 1600's by Swiss and German families. This building was built in the 1700's for the education of the more elite children. It is still being used today as the town's elementary school....beautiful construction and grounds.
A Street in Lunenburg
Although a bit more colorful than many of the houses in town, these are typical of the architecture of Lunenburg.