As I have no doubt everyone remembers, last year I took Mayfly to Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks. Well, it was such a great time that I was game to go again. I didn’t fully revisit the last trip as I only went for a weekend and with different company…adult company! Wow, totally different experience when I don’t have to fully assemble and tear down the campsite, cook all the food and build/maintain the fire BY MYSELF! Okay, so I still did the cooking, but Matt took care of the fire. We took turns with the dishes (last time I did them all…letting the kid go play at the park, aren’t I just so sweet), and we both did set up and tear down. Best part, I didn’t have to fight with those darn fire pits once. That’s right, not once, Matt was the fire builder 🙂
Anyway, away from the “division of duties” and on to the fun stuff. I’d booked us a camp site at Chinecto North again, as both Mayfly and I loved that camp ground and the site were nice and private. I really don’t like it when you’re pretty much sharing your camp site with all of your neighbours…not cool, just not cool. This time our site was at the opposite end from last time, and a little smaller. That said, the sites were even more private and a little quieter because we were far away from the playground. Don’t get me wrong, being close was great with Mayfly, she could just go and play, but for two adults, we didn’t really need easy access to it. There was no hiking this time, we just didn’t have the time, after all, we were only in New Brunswick for one full day, and that day was dedicated to Hopewell.
Matt had never been to Fundy Park, and more importantly he’d never been to Hopewell Rocks. Since it was one of those things he really wanted to do, we decided it would be a great weekend trip and boy was it. We headed off to Hopewell a little later this time, getting there around noon (which was JUST before high tide at 1230) and were hoping to go kayaking. We didn’t think to reserve our spots, and so found that there were none available. Next time! Instead we wandered around, looking out at the stunning coastline and exploring. We also got to watch the tide go out at the astonishing rate of one foot every ten minutes. Yep, you read that right, 1 ft every 10 min. C-R-A-Z-Y!!! After that we got to walk on the ocean floor (though we didn’t go into the deep sticky mud) and check everything out. During this time I managed to burn my shoulders, chest and arms (I forgot the sunscreen in the tent), scrap my ankle, twist my ankle and fall on my bottom. I’m talented. Matt, he didn’t injure any part of him self, and I don’t think he ended up with a burn, if he did, it was gone by morning. Not fair.
I’m not gonna lie, it was a great day, but by the time we left I was tired. Thankfully, since I was travelling with an adult this time, I didn’t have to drive 🙂 Being as both Matt and I are the kind of people who like to explore and check things out, we took the scenic route, and the scenic route off of the scenic route (a little complicated sounding yes). Thanks to this we got to see views I’d missed last time. We also found Cape Enrage, where I believe Matt would like to go next…not sure I’m into that trip, so it might have to be with some of his friends instead. I’ll admit, it seems like a rather interesting place, beautiful views that’s for sure. It’s more the ziplining and repelling things I’m a little unsure of. After all, I’m rather timid about heights.
All in all, I have to say it was a great weekend, and I’d be willing to head out that way for a third time. Maybe get some kayaking in this time!