Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bay of Fundy - Nova Scotia

For years I wanted to see the Five Islands Provincial Park and the exciting coastal rock formations. The Bay of Fundy is famous for its highest tides in the world, up to 40 feet. Thank goodness it was low tide when I arrived there, allowing me to take photos of the red rocks.

There is more to see than stunning landscapes:
- lots of stunning fossils
- semi-precious stones such as Agate and Amethyst,
- cute antique shops, friendly locals and quaint little towns
And you can learn to paraglide along the cliff.

The Fundy Geological Museum in Parsborro displays an ancient world and some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada.

Don't miss the amazing Bare Bones Restaurant / Bakery in Parsborro.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park

Further west this provincial park lays on a dramatic coastal peninsula with 600ft high towering cliffs.
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park is located in West Advocate Harbour. It is approximately a 90 minute drive from Amherst or 40 minutes from Parrsboro.

Light house Cape d'Or

Advocate Harbours light house, on Hwy 209, west of Parsborro, offers delicious food and even accommodation.
The Guesthouse, located just a few steps from the Lighthouse, is the converted Lightkeeper's
residence. Great dining room with 15 windows on 3 sides, overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Watch the tides come and go while you enjoy lunch or dinner of seafood, vegetarian and meat entrees.

Few tourists, at least in early June when I was there, and an area with laid back, friendly folks. I only regret to have this part of Nova Scotia not discovered earlier, but I will be back soon.