last refuge for those who do not know how to read a tide table
these rocks are called Lover's Arch
the view from above at Staircase Cove
it's muddy out here
this little critter is blocking the road, stocking up for winter
this is called Big Cove, when we walk there in half an hour's time the sea-level will be much lower
the park provides guided tours
and we are down
Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park
The Bay of Fundy is famous for its huge tides, up to 17 meters. As the tides in the Bay are semidiurnal
there are only six
hours between high and low tide so you can imagine that these watermasses must have a pretty strong eroding power.
At high tide they look like small islands with trees on top but at low tide they expose their strangely
formed reddish-brown sandstone pillars.
What makes Hopewell Rocks
unique is that at low tide you can walk on the actual oceanfloor
and inspect the flowerpots and coves upclose. There is a 2 km trail that can be reached from Staircase
The trail can be wet, slippery and muddy so put your hikers on!
And make sure you check the tide tables
before you plan your
On the walking trail around the cliff's edge there are several viewing decks to see the rocks and ever changing
mudflats from above.
We visited the intriguing Hopewell Rocks in September 2017.
a view of the mudflats at Daniels Flats
there are handy viewing decks on the cliff's edge
seems we are ahead of the low tide, good planning!
the caves are not secure, no access
now these are really muddy waters
the upcoming tide will undo this piece of art