Making Lemonade

Red chairs overlooking Wolf Lake
Wolf Lake just inside the entrance to the Park

You know the old saying, when life hands you lemons make lemonade, right? Today’s plan included joining members of the #FocusCameraClub at #FundyNationalPark near Alma, NB, to photograph a multi-nation Pow Wow. The traditional garb and dances would have made for some exciting and dramatic photographs. Unfortunately, there was a communication gap and the actual dancing and drumming turned out to be scheduled for tomorrow.

Beaver symbol on the back of a red chair.

Never one to let such things get in my way, I spent a delightful morning making images in the Park and in the town of Alma before heading home.

Fog over the Bay of Fundy
From a vantage point above Alma, the last of the fog was lifting from the Bay of Fundy

Every time I visit the park I find something new to intrigue me.

A family walking on the Ocean Floor in Alma, NB, at low tide

The Bay of Fundy boasts the highest tides in the world and at no time is that more obvious than at low tide when fishermen have to block their boats resting on the ocean floor. If they don’t the boats will tip as keels are meant for slicing through water, not supporting a top-heavy boat when there’s no water to help.

The song lyric “sitting on the dock of the bay” comes to mind

When the massive tides come in it will float those boats raising them up to the top of the dock above.

Crab apples beginning to ripen on a tree by the shore.
Wild roses ready to blossom forth

In the last few years huge rocks have been lifted into place to act as a breakwater preserving some of the beach.

I left Alma and drove through the Park to Herring Cove. It was at this inlet that my great grandparents arrived by boat to set up their homestead – long before the Park existed. Later on the homes in the area would be expropriated for the development of the Park and the family moved to the Hopewell Hill area a little closer to Moncton.

As the tide began to turn and rise up along the shore I left with my cup well filled with lemonade.

2 thoughts on “Making Lemonade

  1. Awesome pictures!!!

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  2. Mary Mckay Keith August 3, 2019 — 10:16 pm

    Ahhh…..lHerring Cove, where lies a huge piece of my heart. Beautiful pictures!
    Funny to think how a little girl once wended her way through the forest trails and across the stream to a little farm to have her container filled with milk, in this remote valley so influenced by the sea. And this little girl was my mother and the farmer was your grandfather…..
    Life takes such strange and wonderful twists and turns.

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