Fullfilling a dream from whence a little boy

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

A a young kid I have always loved the water whether it be the lake, pool or ocean. Of course, the ocean is my

favorite and there has been one place I always wanted to visit, in Canada, the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. So, a few years ago, we visited Prince Edward Island and on our way there we spent one night in St. Andrews as a stop over to our way to Prince Edward Island. Well, as fate would have it we were socked in by fog. You couldn't even see the water you could hear right in front of you. That was the Bay of Fundy a large body of water that separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia.

We decided that the next trip would be to the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy. Hopewell RocksThe reason I love this place is that the tide rises approximately 46 feet and at low tide you can walk the ocean floor. This shot I took on the right is when we were walking down the stairs to the ocean floor. You can walk all around the beach and see the massive rock formations cut out by the rising and falling tides over centuries of time. Hopewell Rocks

If you ever get a chance to visit this area The Hopewell Rocks is a must see!!!

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Comments (22)

Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
The ocean is one of my most favorite places to go. We're heading out to the coast this weekend. There is just something very primal about the waves, the smell of the salt air....just love it!
Jul 31, 2007 07:05 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker
Rich, you've got that right, I know you love the ocean too. We want to get out west soon. The Kitsap Peninsula seems like a must visit too.  Thanks for stopping by.
Jul 31, 2007 07:16 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy
Where are the "after" pics when the tide came in?  That would have been a great counter point.  Heck, they could even book-end a fabulous blog entry about what our clients see (full high tide) and what needs to be done behind the scenes (low tide with all of the rocks showing).
Jul 31, 2007 07:43 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker
Lane, The tide was obviously low and we couldn't stay around for High tide. If you follow the the link to the Hopewell Rocks in my post you will see the high tide photos. Low tide is more dramatic to me.
Jul 31, 2007 09:09 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
Jay, I had never heard of Hopewell Rocks, so it was real interesting to see those pictures, that is an assume site.
Jul 31, 2007 09:19 AM
Linda Scanlan
A Fan of AR - Burleson, TX
Hi Jay - your twin and I haven't had a chance to vacation yet this summer, but we've been very fortunate to have your travels to enjoy! You and Monika must be having loads of fun! Our turn is coming up in September and later in the fall.  Until then...we'll just travel through you!
Jul 31, 2007 09:34 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Thanks George, it is really nice in person. I have always seen postcards and advertisements about this place but aviewing it person makes it all worth the while.

Hi Linda, Monika and I love to travel and we try and get away as often as possible. Traveling the Northeast is easy and so enjoyable.  We would like to head to Nova Scotia and New Foundland next. Of course, there is always Alaska a must do trip too.

Jul 31, 2007 11:03 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Jay - this is a terrific post, and I've been waiting for you to write about these travels.  I've wanted to go up there and see just what you saw.  Thanks for sharing these awesome picturea and the narrative you wrote to go along with them.

Despite the fog keeping you from seeing, I bet it was really neat to there then.  There's something I like about the fog - the way it wraps around you and tucks you in.  Of course, that's a good feeling when I'm on the land and at home.  Not so when on a boat - quite a very different feeling - a bit scary because you can't see anything until you're right up on it.  Dangerous.

Thanks for this post - looking forward to more on this trip of yours.
Ann

Jul 31, 2007 12:36 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
I love the ocean -- I am thoroughly enjoying see this adventure through your beautiful pictures.  For just a moment, I thought I might have seen the Old Man on the Mountain.  This is a trip I would like to take -- thanks for introducing me to Canada.
Jul 31, 2007 01:52 PM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Ann, I added a link to more photos on Localism, just follow the above link.

Joan, We want to head to Nova Scotia and New Foundland in a yr. or two. 

Jul 31, 2007 11:44 PM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

What a fun day we had! I think we should have planned a longer stay.

 

Aug 01, 2007 01:28 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Jay - Love the photos you added!  Some day we'll get up there to see that area - I have some info that I got in the mail, so maybe we really will get there.......

Ann

Aug 01, 2007 10:11 PM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Jay,

 The rocks are pretty impressive, you and Monika visit some beautiful places!!! Thanks for posting. :)

Aug 02, 2007 02:53 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Ann, It's a must see trip and if you are headed this way just head on over to Nova Scotia too.

Suzanne, we love to travel and visit lots of neat places. That's what life's all about.

Aug 03, 2007 09:22 AM
Anonymous
Terri McCulloch
Hello Jay - I just came across your blog posting about your visit to Hopewell Rocks. It's always fascinating to see our region through the eyes of new comers. You certainly seem captivated by a place that still captivates me, even though I've lived on the Bay of Fundy all my life! Glad to hear you had a good trip. I have some high/low tide sets of pics on my Bay of Fundy blog that may help your friends get the idea of the high vs low effect. Kind regards from the Bay.. (http://bayoffundy.blogspot.com)
Aug 06, 2007 03:03 PM
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Larry Estabrooks
Independent Real Estate Agent - Moncton, NB
100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !

Hello Jay!

I knew you were in my neighbourhood because Monika and I were exchanging emails while you were travelling. Only today I noticed your pictures on Localism.com. So I checked your blog on ActiveRain and found this post. Thanks for adding your pictures to Localism and thanks for the great plug for New Brunswick tourism!

The Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park is one of New Brunswick's biggest and most famous tourist attractions. It's about 30 minutes drive south from the Moncton area. We're up the Petitcodiac River from the Bay of Fundy and we don't get the fog they get along the coast to the south.

If you vacation in my area again maybe we'll do a little kayaking together? I know some great spots.   
 


Aug 07, 2007 03:50 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Terri, thanks for stopping by and I'll check out your blog. Your area is awesome and we'll be back, I'm sure.

Larry we'll be back someday soon and we will probably head to Nova Scotia and stop over and do a little Kayaking.

Aug 07, 2007 02:46 PM
Robert Hammerstein -201-315-8618
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Hi again Jay & Moni,

The Bay of Fundy was a previous destination that we thought was awesome and we want to take a trip after Labor Day when the crowds all die down.  This was another beauty of a post that is giving us the bug to go there.  Thanks again!

Aug 11, 2007 02:37 AM
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker
Lisa, the crowds were pretty much non-existent. Friends who were there recently couldn't believe how few cars were in the parking lot. I thnk you find it easy to get around. Although gas prices were around 105.9 per litre. X 3.8 litres per gallon = about $ 4.02 a gallon. Maybe that's why the crowds were down.
Aug 11, 2007 02:53 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Prudential Verani Realty - Atkinson, NH
NH Real Estate Broker
Lisa, you guys would love it there! It was so pretty and very neat to walk on the ocean floor!
Aug 11, 2007 03:00 PM