One of the most dramatic places to see the changes in the tides is at Hopewell Rocks. On our first afternoon in Alma, we drove to the Rocks via Cape Enrage, but coming over a hill, we found Cape Enrage totally fogged in. By the time we got to the park, it was closed but, as signs warned us we were on our own if we entered, along with many others we walked down to the water and out on to the beach.
Daniels Flats is four kilometers wide. We then walked down a long steep trail to the “Flower Pots.” As the park was closed, we took a short cut back to our car via a road used by the park shuttle.
We returned the next day to see the high tides and took the shuttle down the hill.On the way we saw the Cape Enrage lighthouse which is still in operation. It had lighthouse keepers from 1840 to 1998 but is now automated and maintained by a non-profit group. To do our part, we bought a Christmas ornament hand-painted by the wife of the last keeper. A couple of the keepers served for more than forty years.And for our last activity, we went into Fundy National Park where we took a “moderate” six tenths of a mile (one way) walk to Point Wolfe, site of a logging community from 1826 to 1921.If Alie had an indelible pen, she would have added that there were 134 steps. But again, we had the trail through the red spruce forest all to ourselves and there was only one other person far away on the beach.