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Fall Foliage Cruise — New Brunswick; St. Martins Village

St. Martins shops

It was just before 9:00 a.m. as we approached the village of St. Martins. Out guide Diane Howarth pointed out some of the local mansions on the way into town:

Grand mansion entering St. Martins

This is one colorful destination, and I don’t just mean the fall foliage. This is a charming village with brightly colored buildings and a picturesque fishing fleet:

St. Martins fishing fleet at low tide

There’s even a relocated lighthouse which now serves as a tourist information center:

St. Martins Lighthouse tourist information center

This relocated lighthouse is the old Quaco Head Light dating from 1883:

Old (1883) Quaco Head Light relocated to St. Martins

As if that weren’t enough, how about an old covered bridge:

Vaughan Creek (Irish River #1) Covered Bridge

Don’t be afraid to ask Diane to take a picture for you. She definitely understands how to compose the shot using the Rule of Thirds:

Ursula and Doug in St. Martins

Two more photos of this wonderful village before continuing on to our next shot (by the way, we’ll be returning here later in the series to photograph that fishing fleet during high tide):

A little kayak color

Reflecting on the Fleet


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Fun Photo Friday — New Brunswick Favorites 1

Arret et Pique-Nique

Today is the first of four New Brunswick Fun Photo Fridays:

Low Tide and Fall Colors

Union Jack, Maple Syrup, and Flag of New Brunswick

Lobster Season

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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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