LOCATION: Fundy National Park, New Brunswick – in SE corner of province
CAMPGROUND: Chigneto Campground within the national park. Electricity and water at sites. Nice, woodsy, long sites. Campfire ring and picnic table. Nice bathrooms and showers. $30/night. 4 stars out of 5. (It really warrants 5 stars but $30/night is expensive compared to the senior pass rates for US national park campgrounds).
WEATHER: Beautiful! Highs in low 80s. At the coast, in the 70s
Since there wasn’t anything to do at the roadside pull-out where we had overnighted, we got up early and left. We drove through Saint John, New Brunswick’s largest city and stopped for coffee and wifi. We had planned to check out a brewpub there, but it was too early in the AM. (Even for us!). To kill some time, we stopped at a grocery and I got a hair cut, always a scary experience.
Then, on to Fundy. The Bay of Fundy has the most drastic tide changes of anyplace in the world. The park is right on the bay. As it was too early to check in, we drove in to the town by the park’s eastern entrance and found a microbrewery. It is in an old church. Really cutely remodeled.
Then, we found a restaurant overlooking the water. They had tables outside, but George thought it was too cool! ;-(.
By this time, it was time to check in, so we got settled in the campground. A few minutes later, our friends Tony and Jenny arrived. It was so fun catching up with them again. They have planned our trip for the next 15 days. We will be here for 5 nights. We chatted about our plans here, and they also gave us some suggestions for our travels after our time together.
DINNER: Tony and I are going to share cooking, each preparing meals every other evening. Tonight’s was Tony’s night. He made a really good seafood chowder, with ciabatta bread. Perfect for our first night here.