Monday, July 26, 2010

Subdued Sunday

Today, we will board the ferry to take us across the Bay of Fundy to Digby Nova Scotia. We rehearsed the short drive to the dock yesterday, which was rather a good thing because the directions from the Innkeeper didn't work. Not that they were wrong, but the highway access that he directed us to was closed for repairs. This threw both Prudence and Cuppa into a wee bit of a panic, (Prudence being our GPS, Prudence the Pathfinder — perhaps I'll explain sometime), but we eventually prevailed and found our own way.

It was a slow day, which isn't necessarily completely bad, but my quarters did get somewhat antsy as they waited impatiently by the window for the rain to stop. At times they act a lot like mutts in their desire to go out for a ride.



The Reversing Falls are quite close to the Inn (indeed, nothing seems far in this fairly small community), so we got there in time to see high tide pushing the water upstream. The Fundy tides are so high that the water actually flows in reverse up the river at this spot. Of course, come low tide, it flows normally once more. In the photo it is flowing to the left, just behind the pretty lady.



A picture of Cuppa by the entrance, the site being free by the way with not even a parking charge.



From there, we headed to a park by the bay (ie ocean). Yes, it was a dreary day.




I have said that our Inn is not for the infirm when I showed you the circular inner staircase yesterday. The actual entrance is worse as this photo up Cuppa at the entrance taken from ground level reveals. My goodness. It's a good thing we're not any older.

14 comments:

Lorna said...

It's looking a bit cold yet so Monctonny...have the best holiday, you both. Or do I mean youse?

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sure that better weather will be on its way soon. And sometimes a rainy Sunday isn't the worst thing, except maybe when you're travelling. Enjoy yourselves!

Mara said...

Do you think the weather has decided to be bad everywhere? It was dreary and very wet here today! At least I am dry and working, but you're on holiday! Hope it clears up for you...

Bernie said...

Hey AC my sister said there was a small earth quake right where you are my friend.....now I know your really going to like my home province. Hope you and Cuppa are enjoying your days away....:-)Hugs

Diana said...

Thank goodness you are still able to do the stairs! It looks like Cuppa found herself a bigger guy!
Love Di ♥

Kila said...

I look foward to hearing and seeing more about your trip. I have friends in Nova Scotia, and have long wanted to visit the area.

I have seen vehicles with Nova Scotia license plates here in Florida! Non-stop sunshine here. Being from the cloudy north, I appreciate all the sunshine, but I can understand how people who grow up here might actually long for gray and rainy days.

Ruth said...

I saw the Reversing Falls the summer I was 12 and remember being underwhelmed, not really understanding what they (or Magnetic Hill) were all about. Hoping you get some bright days.

Mary said...

AC, I have seen the reversing falls many years ago but would love to go back. I love the Maritimes.

That Inn is lovely but the entrance is not for the weak of heart. Glad you and Cuppa are both healthy and can manage it.

Sorry I've been AWOL so long. I need to read yesterday's post.

Blessings,
Mary

anecdotes said...

Have never been there. Thanks for the tour. That's a fairly tall sign...

FYI: There's a contest going on at my place that you might enjoying being a part of.
~sWaMpY~

Donna said...

Well, the photos are gereat BUT...you know Me...I LOVE the "lonely Little Quarters" photo!
Poor things...Hahahaa...I feel their sadness!!LOLOL
hughugs
Thanks for the laugh Ac...
hughugs

Ginnie said...

Even in bad weather it seems very appealing. I envy you two but enjoy it vicariously.

JunieRose2005 said...

AC,

What a fun trip yer having! Thanks for sharing!

Junie

Turtle Guy said...

So glad you're enjoying the East Coast! I've on occasion received similar directions, and doesn't it provide for some interesting sightseeing!

I'm pretty sure I too have visited the reversing falls - I was 10 though, I'm going only by memory.

Safe travels!

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Go on holiday. I love that expression. I like that better than 'on vacation.'
Wanted to introduce my new address, still plain old QMM but for some security reasons, had to get a new address, so you willl see a new picture and name.Kinda of teary eyed today, everyone at FSO has a tribute to Barry. I heard about that earthquake too. Hope these a settled now.
still
QMM