Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Enroute from St John to Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

The old adage that it is not the destination but the journey that counts certainly applied to this portion of our trip.  It was a mere 118 miles between departure and arrival points that included a drive thru the Fundy National park.  I checked the park web site for possible points of interest to visit as we passed thru.  At the top of the web site noted that RVs and trucks should note that there was construction on the main road thru the park.  I can only say that was not kidding.  For about four miles there was not really any road left.  I believe this is the roughest surface we have ever driven an RV on.  We did not get to visit the park but just pushed on thru.






After getting thru the park, we stopped in the small village of Alma to have a time out and enjoy the pleasures of a small, if touristy, town.







As we continued on our trip, we noticed that if we diverted from our caravan route (a no no), we would be able to enjoy a very nice headland view.  So we diverted. We definitely thought it was worth it.









As we continued along the coastal route, we happened upon one of the few remaining covered bridges in the province.  We had no idea it was here, but took advantage of the discovery. The Sawmill Creek Bridge built in 1905 is still in use today as a pedestrian and horse bridge.  We really enjoy these style bridges and were so glad to have just stumbled on to this one.







Returning to the assigned route, we stopped in one of the most scenic rest stops we have been in for some time.



So we will continue to take any interesting diversions we find!


Note that advertised WI FI sites are very unreliable and I have no idea when this or any post will be uploaded.  I am now almost two weeks behind.

9 comments:

Judith Bell said...

Diversions can often result in great finds.

Kevin Read said...

We boondocked in the parking lot of the lobster processor in Alma!

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Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

That road looks just awful. Boy did you make the right decision getting off your planned route. Looks like a beautiful drive.

John Hedges said...

Sometimes just wandering aimlessly about can be so rewarding. Carry on.

Gypsy said...

The roads in the far north get pretty torn up in the severe winters. I had a similar situation driving on a state route in South Dakota one year, and was glad I wasn't pulling a 5th wheel.

Sherry said...

I have the same problem and I'm in the US. Sketchy internet in Shenandoah and 2 weeks behind in my blog. I will definitely remember not go into a park that says "road work". That looked really a mess for you to drive. Love the picture of you two and the moose and every single one of the coast pictures. I'm so jealous.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Diverting from the assigned route? You like living on the edge, eh? Glad to see you kept that secret from the caravan... ;c)

Laura Skjenna said...

Canada has only two seasons: winter and construction...

Erin Erkun said...

Diverting from the plan like you did ... you got to enjoy something the others didn't. Ssssssh ... I won't tell.