After leaving Halifax we cruised around the south side of Nova Scotia and in to the Bay of Fundy towards St John New Brunswick Canada, we had also taken this cruise in hopes of seeing some fall foliage but I guess it had been too warm for we might catch a little glimpse every so often. As the ship was getting closer to St John I could see what looked like to me to be a reef in the water extending out from the mouth of the harbor into the bay. The ship was heading straight for it and I thought to myself if I can see this I know the helmsman can see it, we kept getting closer and closer to it finely I could see it was where the fresh water of the St John river was mixing in with the salt water in the bay. If I understand it correctly when high tide happens the Bay of Fundy becomes about 14 feet higher than the St John River causing it to run backwards and the salt water mixes with the fresh water up to 80 miles inland. Maybe this link will explain it better. http://new-brunswick.net/Saint_John/reversingfalls/reversing.html. St John is a Beautiful town and full of history, we just happened to stumble on to a city operated tour bus stop and there was a bus getting ready to leave, Charlotte asked him if he would be going by the reversing falls and he said yes he was but that the high tide was already starting and if he goes his usual route we would get there too late to see it, so he asked the people on the bus would it be ok if he ran this last run backwards and they said ok. He went around the block to get turned around and away we went, we got up to the river and he dropped us off thin parked the bus and waited on us. After we got back on board we continued on and he would point out different spots of the town as we passed them. We pulled up to a school building and he stopped at the steps leading up to it and said this is where the move Children of a lesser God was filmed. Then we drove on and he pointed out a house that was in a haunted house movie but I do not remember the name of it. He took us around the town square with the beautiful buildings around it and the park in the middle, he dropped us off and said he would be back for us “the city had an ordinance as to where the bus could not stay very long” so he would have to come back and pick us up. We went into the city market which was across the street from where he dropped us off, it did not look big from the outside but once you got inside wow. I remember when the ship docked and we got off that the ramp to get off was very steep to go down and when we got back on board the ramp was on a different deck and it was not so steep, I know that the tide had dropped that 14 or so feet because before we would look out a window you had to look down to see the pier and now if you looked out the same window you would have to look up to see the edge of the pier.
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- Sixth Cruise Part One (harbin77.wordpress.com)