Fort Beausejour and Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Fort Beausejour and Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Date Visited:  July 6, 2019

Fort Beausejour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site

Today we plan to visit Fort Beausejour and Joggins Fossil Cliffs.

First stop – Fort Beausejour.  Initially built by the French it was named Fort Beausejour.  After it was captured by the English in 1755, it was renamed Fort Cumberland.  There is much history in this area and it was a lot of fun exploring it, especially in such a beautiful, scenic setting.

 

 

 

 

Next Stop – Joggins Fossil Cliffs.  This area was initially a coal mine until it was closed in the 1950’s.  The cliffs are home to fossils which are thousands of years old.  The daily high tide erodes the cliff, and fossils are continuously falling out and left on the shores.  We looked around a little bit, but didn’t see anything worth writing home about.  It certainly was fun looking though!

Night 4 – July 5, 2019 – Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia

After studying the satelite view on google maps, we decided to head to Advocate Harbour.  It looked like there were roads ending by the water where we could possibly sleep for the night.  We were right!  We found a spot right by Advocate Beach.  We took a walk along the beach, and met a couple that were just leaving.  They ‘gave’ us their campfire, and we kept it going until the sun had set.   We put it out, headed back to our car, and found some cute, furry friends playing in the rocks by our car.  It was a great boondock spot.

Fort Beausejour and Joggins Fossil Cliffs

We travelled 240 km today!

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Watch a few video clips!

 

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Fundy National Park in New Brunswick

Fundy National Park in New Brunswick

Date Visited:  July 4-5, 2019

Fundy National Park

As we began driving along the coast and heading to Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, one thing that stood out was the low tide.  We have never seen high and low tides before, and so we kept stopping and marvelling at the landscape.  It’s pretty incredible to see.  The docks in the harbours are all adjustable so that the fishermen can come and go whether the tide is high or low!

We arrived at Fundy National Park, and it is indeed breathtaking.  It was high tide when we arrived, and as we drove on, the tide was on it’s way out.  It’s very cool to walk on the bottom of the sea that was covered in water just a few hours ago.  It’s a beautiful sight 🙂

Night 3 – July 4, 2019

We decided to check out a spot we found on freecampsites.net called Logging road turnout.  When we initially arrived, we liked the spot.  It was a nice clearing in the forest.  But as we were getting ready to turn in at dusk, the mosquitoes were insane!  So we quickly got ready and did not exit the car until next morning.  It was quiet all night, but one thing we learned as car camping newbies is, we will need to find camping spots near the sea, and, the windier the better!

Fundy National Park in New Brunswick

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Driving from Toronto to New Brunswick

Driving from Toronto to New Brunswick

Date Visited:  July 2-3, 2019

The first couple of days of our road trip was spent driving from Toronto To New Brunswick.  We spent a lot of time driving so that we could get to Nova Scotia quickly.  We aimed to get past Montreal on our first day, and settled in a little town called  Beloeil, Quebec.  

Night 1 – Richelieu River, Quebec

The first spot we tried in this area was Halte Routière Otterburn Park.  There was a nice view of the Richelieu River and room for a few small campers.  It had an electric car charging station and a bicycle repair station.  It had 24 hour clean washrooms and drinkable water.  We wanted to stay here but this spot was noisy and busy until well after midnight. So we moved on to the next spot we found on freecampsites.net.

We found this roadside pull off on freecampsites.net, and was easy to get to.  It was very quiet overnight, and very little traffic.  The pier had a little bit of breeze which helped with the heat.  There was another van when we arrived but there was room for both.

Night 2 – Maces Bay, New Brunswick

We arrived at this spot before sunset.  There used to be a boat ramp here, but it was demolished and there was construction going on.  It was very quiet throughout the night, but were awakened at  7:00am when the construction began.  We didn’t encounter any mosquitos or black flies.  It was a nice spot to watch the sunset and the changing of the tide.  It is also a good spot for stargazing late at night as there are no light around.  There’s lots of room for any size camper to stay here.  It’s a nice drive along Maces Bay with a view of the sea.  It was worth going out of our way to stay at this spot.

Driving from Toronto to New Brunswick

We travelled about 1500 km in the first 2 days!  The road from Riviere-du-Loup to the New Brunswick border was not very good to drive on.  But once we arrived in New Brunswick, the road was great!

 

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