28 – 31 of 75: Five Islands Provincial Park

28 was another mowing of the lawn. My GPS says I walked over 5km in the process of mowing. It certainly felt like a work out!

29 – 30 were hikes to (and on) the beach at 5 Islands Provincial Park which is located on Minas Basin as part of the Bay of Fundy. This means some spectacular tides.

We has a lovely view from our campsite, although it was a drizzly kind of day.

When we first arrived, I walked from our campsite down to the beach (1km each way) and then around the campground we were camped in. It was drizzly when I left, and outright raining by the time I got back to the van, so Cali and I got very wet. We had a brief explore of what exists of the beach at high tide when we were down there.

Then, the next morning, we went for a walk during low tide. I took a few photos which I think look interesting when you compare them!

One of the islands at high and low tide
Beach at high and low tide. That is the same island in the distance. When the tides are really low, you can walk to the island.
View of the cliffs during low tide. We were warned that the part of the beach that Scott is standing on is under water at high tide, so we needed to be back before the tide rolled in too far!

31 – After a lunch break, we went out on a second hike for the day – this one was a trail along the upper edge of the cliffs. It provided some great views. We didn’t quite get a clear view of the final cliff because the trail was getting questionable so we decided it was prudent that we turn around!

The next day the weather cleared and the sun came out – showing us just how beautiful the view was from our campsite.

After camping at Five Islands, we headed over to Joggins Fossil Cliffs before heading over to visit family in Fredericton.

Although the beach wasn’t that far away, it was a very different beach. Rather than the Minas Basin, this is the Bay of Fundy on the Nova Scotia side looking towards New Brunswick. The fossil cliffs create a beach full of rocks of varying types and sizes. I felt like some of the rocks were full of stories. We noticed that there was a line of “black” rocks that aligned with the high tide lines. When we picked them up, they were really light. I thought at the time that they felt like coal, and it appears the area is also known for coal mining.

  • Becky

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