The Reversing Falls at Saint John
In order to add interest to our trip west across New Brunswick, Captain Dan decided to go a bit out of our way in order to see the famous Reversing Falls in the town of Saint John.
|Amherst, N.S. to Woodstock, N. B. via Saint John, N.B.|
Bay of Fundy
When we arrived around 12:30, the tide was rising, and the turbulent rapids were rushing upstream into the back bay. We watched jet boats swirling in the eddies from a viewpoint near a bridge over the river. Then we crossed the bridge to a nice little park with a closer observation deck.
|The rapids at Saint John about 2 hours before high tide|
When we left about 2:30, the water from the bay had covered the rapids and the water was temporarily becalmed. This is called "slack tide". We wish we could have stayed long enough to see the tide go out.
|The rapids at high tide|
We had nice sunshine for the rest of the drive to Woodstock, but the wind was howling when we got here. This is our last night in Canada after four weeks of travel in this country.
Dan explored downtown Woodstock and enjoyed dinner at the Little Mediterranean Restaurant.