Day 28: Six Days Later it is Danny!

Trip Start Aug 02, 2009
Trip End Sep 06, 2009

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Flag of Canada  , New Brunswick,
Sunday, August 30, 2009

It rained heavily last night with lots of wind and we learned we had again been blessed with the fringes of tropical storm, Danny.
After breakfast our foursome took advantage of our remaining time together, commenting on how remarkable it was that we were able to successfully arrange this visit with each other on our separately planned trips to the Maritimes. Don and Ann left for the southern shore of the Bay of Fundy as we began our travels to the northern shore and the town of Alma which is adjacent to the Fundy Bay National Park.

After our departure from the Cavendish Gateway Inn, we passed by a pretty white church with the name "Hartsville Presbyterian Church" located in Hartsville, PEI, though we never actually saw any town.  I did a double-take when I saw the church, because when we lived in Hartsville, SC that was the church we attended.  I think all four Chesnutt children were confirmed into membership in that church.  We made a U-turn so I could take pictures.

We then made our way across the 17 mile long Confederation Bridge from Prince Edward Island into New Brunswick, Canada, bypassing Moncton on our way to Alma.  Moncton received over four inches of rain during the night and rivers were almost up to the level of bridges in many places.  We did not have any problems, except for very poor roads part of the time.  We checked in to the Captains' Inn and had dinner across the road overlooking the Bay of Fundy.  I enjoyed the lobster tonight.  We were fascinated to watch the rising tide bury islands in the Bay as we had our dinner.  Fundy is well known for its spectacular tides.  (The Tidal Bore in Nova Scotia comes from this very same source.)  Here at Alma, it's the Upper Salmon River struggling to flow out to sea as the tide from the Atlantic surges up the Bay of Fundy pushing back all the rivers and streams as it comes.

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