New Brunswick – Part 2

Tidal Bore in Petitcodiac River

Moncton was the beginning of this part of our journey. A wonderful couple opened their home to us and gave us suggestions of things to see and do in the area. We read about a tidal bore in the Petitcodiac River, found the schedule and discovered it was expected in about 15 minutes. We hopped in the car, headed to Tidal Bore Park and got there just as the wave was coming down and filling up the river. I even managed to take a video of it! An hour later this river was filled with water.

Chocolate River

The Petitcodiac is also called the chocolate river because of its brown colour, caused by the churning up of the muddy bottom when the water flows in and out.

Parlee Beach

We then drove to Magnetic Hill. In this area you put your vehicle in neutral and it rolls backwards, which seems to be uphill. Interesting.

Lobster traps

From there we drove to Shediac, the lobster capital. I stopped to take a picture of the 55 ton lobster statue.

Shediac Lobster

We visited Parlee Beach before going to Pointe de Chene Wharf. It was here, at The Sandbar Restaurant that I had my first lobster roll. It was interesting to me to find this area was predominantly French-speaking.

I learned a little buster roll is lobster on a bun!

The next morning I spoke to over 150 women on “Saying Goodbye to Fear.” After lunch and a visit with our host, we made the two and a half hour drive north to Bathurst.

View from the home we stayed in

We were very happy to find the lovely woman who had opened her home to us that evening lived right on the beach. Her beach themed home is on the Bay of Chaleur. The view over the water is to the Gaspe Peninsula. What a beautiful setting.

Shells on the beach

Our bedroom looked out over the water and in the morning we were able to go for a walk on the beach before I went to speak to another group.

Have you ever seen a fish clock?

We left Bathurst mid-afternoon and had a quick stop in Miramichi on our way to The Confederation Bridge that would take us out of New Brunswick.

Pointe de Chene Wharf

There was so much we didn’t have time to explore. New Brunswick, don’t be surprised if you see me again one day!

Author: timewithtandy

Tandy is an Author and Inspirational Speaker. Originally from Vancouver, BC she now makes her home in Calgary, AB. Tandy has published three books. Her second book, Dragonflies, Snowdrifts & Spice Cake, was a finalist for Canadian Inspirational Book in 2016. She has been a contributor to anthologies as well as being published in national and international magazines. Tandy enjoys spending time with family and friends and is active in her community as a volunteer with a personal development seminar. She is also a member of two local and two national writer organizations. Find out more on her website

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