Tuesday, August 23, 2011


It was raining cats and dogs and whatever else falls out of the sky here in the Maritimes when we left Fredricton. So what in the world to do? Just what was on our days agenda which was to see Hopewell Rocks. Enroute we stopped at Cape Enrage and were a little ticked, but not enraged that they were charging to stop and see the lighthouse. Not willing to do that we pulled over out of sight and got a good photo op, and then stopped along the cliffs and walked through a sea of perfect skipping rocks.
Hopewell Rocks and it's flower pot erosions were quite awesome. The sky opened up with all it had to deliver and we soon were walking the beach looking like drowned rats, but still able to smile.
Thank goodness for Uvee our GPS navigator who got us through Moncton in the rain to Magnetic Hill Winery and B&B. The 115 year old house had been abandoned for many years when Jeff and Janet bought it and with a labour of love have restored it beautifully. They make their own fruit wines from strawberries, rhubarb, grapes and blueberries. Had a nice complimentary sampling of their six varieties. A very homey, working farm B&B where breakfast was casually served in the kitchen - waffles kept coming which we topped with fresh fruits and their homemade maple butter and maple syrup. Great NB hospitality.

Wally zoomed in on this plant clinging to the rocks with it's
snaking roots, making it look a little like his bonsai hobby.

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