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Fall Foliage Cruise — New Brunswick; Saint John and more on Quaco Head


Quaco Head by early morning light

It was time to head back into Saint John. Along the way we returned to Quaco Head Light. In the first photo below you’ll see Quaco Head in the morning light, and in the second the same lighthouse in the early afternoon:

Quaco Head Light

Quaco Head Light in the afternoon

Before leaving Quaco Head, let’s take a quick look at nearby fall vegetation:

Quaco Head vegetation

On the way back Diane Howarth took us on a little unscheduled side trip for a scenic overlook of Saint Johns. The steeple you see to the left of the image is Trinity Anglican Church, and to the right is the steeple atop St. Andrew and St. David United Church:

Overlooking Saint John, New Brunswick

Another view, panned farther back, shows the city, the harbor, and Adventure of the Seas:

Overlooking Saint John, New Brunswick

 

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Fall Foliage Cruise — New Brunswick; Quaco Head Lighthouse


Quaco Head

It was still fairly early in the morning when our Go Fundy Tours guide Diane Howarth took us to Quaco Head Light, about half way up the Bay of Fundy. Here we got our first glimpse of a local lighthouse:

Quaco Head Light

This area was just beginning its change into fall colors:

Quaco Head fall foliage

Quaco Head fall foliage

It was here that we got another dramatic demonstration of the wild swings in water levels between high and low tides. This morning I took this shot of a small island just offshore:

Small island off Quaco Head during low tide (8:33 a.m.)

Some five hours later we returned to this site, and I took another image of the same island:

Same small island just five hours later (1:20 p.m.)

From this vantage point you can see the Bay of Fundy looking southwest:

Views from Quaco Head

And to the north towards the cliffs containing the Saint Martins Sea Caves (more on those in upcoming articles):

Bay of Fundy from Quaco Head

Let’s take in a couple of quick vies of some of the area vegetation before we take a last, dramatic look at the Quaco Head Light:

Quaco Head fall foliage

Quaco Head fall foliage

And a last look back at this fine lighthouse:

Quaco Head Light

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