Getting on/off a motorcoach. Walking up to 2 miles, some uneven and rocky, pebble-like terrain. Total driving distance approximately 300 miles, 5 hours including stops en route to Halifax.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers hot and cold options; juice, milk, coffee, tea, water.
We’ll take a field trip to view the Sea Caves and tidal harbor at the village of St. Martins. Led by a local expert, we’ll explore quiet beaches, cliffs, sea caves, lighthouses, and covered bridges Walk on the ocean floor while learning about the tides, geology, and history of the area. The tide rises and falls every 6 hours (plus a few minutes), a change of up to 38 feet at St. Martins. People are amazed to learn that the amount of water flowing in and out of the Bay of Fundy is equal to all of the water pumped into all of the oceans by all of the rivers of the earth each day. We’ll also take a walk through the historic village, surrounded by rugged red cliffs, where life is governed by the tides. St. Martin’s — originally named Quaco — has retained much of its appearance from earlier times. Next, we’ll walk to the Quaco Museum and learn about the legacy of loyalists and shipbuilders in a session conducted by the curator and a local genealogist. The community was founded in 1783 by a detachment of royalist, and, therefore, loyalist soldiers who had decamped from New York state. After the Revolutionary War, St. Martin’s became a center of the shipbuilding industry and was for a time the second wealthiest community in the British Empire. We’ll then examine the museum exhibits with a local expert.
At a local restaurant, the buffet offers hot and cold options; coffee, tea, water included. Other beverages available for purchase.
After lunch we will depart by coach for Halifax with some stops along the way; arriving in time for dinner.
At a local restaurant in Dartmouth.