Saturday, October 23, 2010

Chocolate River

Why do I feel like I'm in Candyland? There really is such a thing, in the northern part of Fundy Bay where it gets very narrow.

We ate lunch here, and no they did not serve chocolate.

Look at that mud! It is several feet deep, and very slick and slippery.
We were originally told to walk down here, and look for some moose, which we never did see.

Doesn't it just look like you could dive right in?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sittin' on the dock of the bay....

...watching the tide roll away........Anyone remember that song?

In our case, it was more like watching the tide roll in. If you look closely at the red boat in the first two pictures, you can see the change in water level. This wasn't even the highest tide of the day. That would have occured after dark, and I didn't get pics then.

During low tide, no boat goes in or out from the docks. We could see several boats out in the bay, waiting for the right time to come in. When the tide began to change, you could actually see the water moving, and the level rising.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fundy Bay National Park

Well, this travelogue certainly got interupted! This is a continuation of our trip this summer. After several wonderful days in Maine, we prepared to enter Canada. We had been warned by several people that the customs agents were being very strict concerning what could and couldn't be brought into their country, so we dutifully ate up all our produce, dairy products, alcohol, and meat,(pretty much all our food) and entered New Brunswick at St Stephens. To our surprise, the agent did not even look into our car or camper, didn't ask us about any food we were carrying, and simply advised us to have a nice vacation and enjoy our stay in Canada! We arrived at the Fundy Bay National park very late that night, and set up camp in the dark. The trade off for that, was that we didn't have to move again for several days.
The attraction at Fundy Bay is the HUGE varation in the tides. The water level changes at least 30 feet, with the changing of the tides every day. The people here plan their entire lives around the tides.

Finally, a covered bridge!

I had to take this picture for Jacki and Mike!

At high tide, the water would be over Steve's head,and the rocks on the right would be covered.

Steve still has his cup!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sandwich Historical Museum and Gardens

One of the first things Emily did upon arriving in Osterville, was to get a library card. When she did that, they gave her some tickets to a museum and gardens in nearby Sandwich. So, we took advantage of them and paid a visit. Although the gardens were past their peak,and we missed the daylilies, hostas, and roses, there was still plenty to see.

The "infamous" bee in the flower pictures. I think this is a zinnia

This windmill was apparently a working windmill at one time. Now it is just for looks.

Dee, this one is for you! An antique fire truck in the auto museum.

This was the only antique car we were allowed to touch.

In addition to the ocean, MA has many freshwater lakes, which surprised me for some reason.

Osterville MA

The town of Osterville was just as I expected a small town on Cape Cod to be like. By the time David and I arrived there (Steve followed about an hour behind us in the moving van), it was dark. Had it been light, this is what would have greeted us. Note the name on the sign. The church is much larger then it looks. There is a basement (something I am definately not used to), and several building with offices in them. The church is right on Main street, and within walking distance of the condo they are staying in.

Fall colors were just starting to show.

We walked to this beach. There is another one that we went to later, that is much more "beach like". More sand, not so rocky.
We were so impressed with the friendliness of everyone. People opened their hearts to David and Emily, and to us because of them. Many church members came and helped unload the truck,and that job was done, and they were unpacked, within one day. Other people stocked the fridge and cupboards,and still others brought meals over.

Monday, October 18, 2010

1000 miles in two days

David recently accepted a position as Associate Pastor of Osterville Baptist Church in Osterville, Massachusetts, so he, Emily and Sarah now live in a beautiful small town on Cape Cod, about an hour out of Boston. Steve and I flew to KY, helped them drive up, and settle in. Of course we took the opportunity to spend lots of time with our precious granddaughter, and her mommy and daddy. She is 11 weeks old in these pictures.