A Teddy Bears’ Picnic Expedition

I was shocked to discover that my best friend, Alison, had never been to the #FundyTrailParkway! So, to correct the egregious situation, we set off on a “Besties’ Expedition” yesterday to explore the trail and it’s magnificent scenery. What we hadn’t counted on was the horrendous fog!

The coastline with its many inlets was literally obliterated from view. But we were not deterred!

Alison was happy to explore whatever we could find – including a driftwood display! So was I. We often think alike – terrifying prospect for our spouses. As we were exploring the parkway we were both humming a song, struggling to find the lyrics from the equally dim recesses of our minds. And then we burst out, simultaneously – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

If you go down to the woods today
You’re sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You’d better go in disguise!

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain,
Because today’s the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for Teddy Bears
The little Teddy Bears are having
A lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them picnic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about.
They love to play and shout,
They never have any care;
At six o’clock their Mommies and Daddies
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little Teddy Bears

Ev’ry Teddy Bear who’s been good
Is sure of a treat today.
There’s lots of marvelous things to eat
And wonderful games to play.

Beneath the trees where nobody sees
They’ll hide and seek as long as they please
‘Cause that’s the way the
Teddy Bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for Teddy Bears

The little Teddy Bears are having
A lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them frolic on their holiday

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout,
They never have any care;
At six o’clock their Mommies and Daddies
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little Teddy Bears.

If you go down to the woods today,
You’d better not go alone!
It’s lovely down in the woods today,
But safer to stay at home!

For ev’ry bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain, because
Today’s the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic.

Picnic time for Teddy Bears
The little Teddy Bears are having
A lovely time today.
Watch them, catch them unawares,
And see them frolic on their holiday.

See them gaily gad about
They love to play and shout,
They never have any care;
At six o’clock their Mommies and Daddies
Will take them home to bed,
Because they’re tired little Teddy Bears.

We sang (badly) versions of this throughtout the day – whenever we could remember them. We didn’t make it to six o’clock though. We were tired little Teddy Bears long before then.

Our first stop was at Long Beach. It’s one of my favourite areas to explore. The tide was turning and the fog hung low over the hills and cliffs. But the light was spectacular and perfect for a quick portrait session.

Alison’s pano shot of Long Beach

Our next stop was overlooking Melvin Beach where we unpacked the picnic lunch we’d picked up at #Adair’sWildernessLodge at the start of the new Connector Road linking Sussex to the Parkway. We sat there enjoying our meal at a picnic table overlooking Melvin Beach. Such a beautiful spot. The fog lifted (briefly) so we could see the cliffs along the coast. It’s quite impressive.

Then it was on to visit the Interpretive Centre at Big Salmon River. The water in the river is extremely low right now due to the lack of rain for the past several months.

While we were there we also explored the antique displays including a wood mill. Fascinating!

Looking out from the mouth of the (very dry) river toward the Bay of Fundy

Our final stop included a walk down the trail to see the Flower Pot Rock. Alison was SURE there would be pots of flowers – until I explained…

And then it was off to St. Martins. The tide was still low so we were able to check out the famous Caves.

Then it was time to hit the road home, with a couple of ‘shopping stops’ along the way, including Chestnut Cottage in Dutch Valley. I was fascinated by the large flock of geese resting behind the house – and the owners’ lovely garden too.

All in all, our Teddy Bears’ Picnic adventure was a great one!

2 thoughts on “A Teddy Bears’ Picnic Expedition

  1. Hello.

    Great post. Photos are beautiful and the song is known in Finland also!

    Have a good day!

    Like

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