Monday, October 17, 2011

Legacy Cruise: Day 5, Saint John, New Brunswick

On the 5th day, we entered Canada, specifically Saint John, New Brunswick.  I had been very excited for this stop, as I had always wanted to see the Bay of Fundy.  This was also the only stop where we paid for an excursion put together by Royal Caribbean.   We took a 7 hour bus tour that went all over Saint John and the surrounding area.  As such, this is going to be a multi-day post:-)

Upon exiting the ship we were greeted with a rose for each woman and a pin for each man, as well as the normal maps and brochures.  We were sent right to our tour bus, which was nice considering the rain and darkness (it was earrrrrly).

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Our first stop was the Bay of Fundy!  We spent a lot of the tour as various points along the Bay and it was amazing to see the change.  The Bay has the highest tides in the world.  Twice a day, the tide rises so high that, at the Reversing Falls, it pushes the Saint John's River to flow backwards.  (If you think that is as cool as I do, vote for them as one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World).

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When we first got to the Bay, it was very calm, with hardly any movement.  Even in the short time we spent there (15 minutes) it was amazing to see the tide slowly increasing in movement.

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We left the Bay to head to the market, which I will discuss tomorrow:-)

Miss the other posts on the Legacy Genealogy Cruise: 29 Sept-8 Oct 2011?  Find them here.

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