For the first time that I’m aware of, the administration of the #FundyTrailParkway, near St. Martins, New Brunswick, decided to offer an extra early morning opening of 6:a.m. today and next Saturday. The idea was to allow people who wanted to photograph a sunrise over the Bay of Fundy to get into the park well before the normal opening time of 9:a.m. and get set up before the scheduled sunrise of 6:57 a.m.
When I got to the gate at 6-ish, I asked the very pleasant lady if others had arrived and she said there were at least 6 other vehicles that had come through in the dark.
Having checked with #ThePhotographers’Ephermeris I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to set up – just before Melvin Beach – in order to capture the rapidly rising sun. It’s one of those situations where the sun is below the horizon, light begins to spread across the sky and then poof – there it is. You have to pay attention to capture the moment for sure!
Once the sun had risen above the horizon it was time to move on. I headed east on the Parkway as light began to illuminate the cliffs and beaches below me.
It’s surprising how tiny the Interpretive Centre building looks from on high. Last week, when my best friend and I visited the #FundyTrail, there was a lot of fog so, unfortunately, she missed some of the amazing vistas. It was also the very first time I had seen Long Beach at high tide – quite a difference.
After I sat and enjoyed listening to the waves lapping at the shore and drinking the coffee I had had the forethought to bring with me in a thermos, I headed home to Picadilly – refreshed and ecstatic about my morning adventure! Try it sometime. Sunrise over the famed #BayofFundy, viewed from the #FundyTrailParkway is well worth the 4:a.m. wake up!