Friday, October 3, 2014

Grand Manan

Last weekend was a treat; we had a wedding in New Brunswick and invited ourselves to my sisters in Grand Manan for a few days after. Meeting in Black Harbor we boarded for the 1.5 hour ferry ride to the island. Warm, clear blue skies and whales accompanied us. Each day 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one tide cycle — more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers.  The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world (approx 50 feet) readily evidenced as fishing boats look stranded at low tide. I love taking ferries; I love the passage from one place to another, from one way of life to another. One begins to dream of island life.

approaching Grand Manan, the ferry swings around the point the Swallow Tail lighthouse is on, and into the harbour

sunrise from the house deck, almost low tide, none of the shoals are visible at high tide,  Grand Manon


  1. I can understand why you invited yourselves to your sister's place. Stunning views. How could you tear yourself away? Or....have you?

    1. It was gorgeous, we just had a couple of days and are home now, which also seems like heaven!


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