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New Brunswick, Fundy National Park, and the largest tide in the World

I never paid much attention to tides until this trip. New Brunswick borders the northwestern side of the Bay of Fundy, and in addition to whale watching and some of the freshest seafood, this body of water is known to have the longest tides in the world. The tides are so drastic here that it was always something to notice every day. We rarely think of these natural cycles that occur for every ocean, and how it affects us, being over 70% water ourselves!

We walked out on the ocean floor for what seemed like miles to where the water was pulled back during low tide. We splashed through the little pools of water left behind, admired the perfectly shaped seashells and watched as crabs dug their way into the sand. As we revisited some of these spots where we witnessed low tide, we were amazed to see the ocean floor we had previously walked on, completely submerged as the tide was in.

As much of as there was Ocean, there was plenty of Forest! Filled with Red Spruce, Oak, Maple, these forests were once one of the largest lumber resources in Canada.

The people were warm and cheerful, and love their land. It’s a great vibe!

-S+K