Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Life in the Maritimes (3) (fixed)

The Infamous "Reversing Falls" of St. John, New Brunswick. They are not so much "falls" as ""rapids," but quite interesting nonetheless. The tides rise and fall so steeply in the Bay of Fundy that they actually change the direction of this river. When tide is out, the river empties into the ocean. When the tide comes in, the river backs up like a bad toilet in the other direction. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing "toiletty" about the river... quite beautiful really. But cold!

A street in St. John... notice the giant ship in the harbour off in the distance.

I am not so sure I would be advertising this! One of Fredericton's sons is the American traitor Benedict Arnold. This is the home he ran to (all my American friends). We also saw a mural on the outside of a pub that fully glories in his residence. I take no responsibility for this. Just offering a public service announcement!