September 11th and 12th 2017: The day before going across the bridge to Prince Edward Island we made a side trip in New Brunswick to Hopewell Rocks. One of the strangest things I have seen on this trip. Think of those floating rock islands from Avatar and you will be getting the idea because what you see are strange mushroom shaped rocks with grass and trees on top, dotted along a beach in the Bay of Fundy. They are also known as “the flowerpot rocks”.
The Bay of Fundy has one of the highest if not the highest tidal range in the world – we were walking on the beach you see in the photos below which later in the day would be under as much as 47 feet of water at high tide. Here is a factoid for you – On a flood tide, 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows into the Bay of Fundy — more than four times the estimated combined flow of all the world’s freshwater rivers .
One for the personal memory bank for sure. Now. onwards to Prince Edward Island and the amazing 12km bridge you cross to get you there.