December 22, 2012

Babymoon 2010 / Bay of Fundy


As promised, here are a few more images from our camping trip in the Bay of Fundy. Our main destination was Fundy National Park and the surrounding beaches. The tides here are some of the most dramatic in the world, rising over 50 feet. It's pretty insane to watch, you can literally see the water level change just from observing for a few minutes. The landscape was completely transformed depending on the time of day, and we made sure to revisit each beach several times to reflect on that difference.


I ended up lying down and taking a very deep snooze on that rocky beach, the perks of being pregnant. Luckily James was there to watch and make sure I wasn't washed away in the fast moving tides.

In general camping while pregnant is very easy. The active day and early to bed schedule  worked perfectly for me and if you have a secluded campsite the bathroom is never too far for those middle of the night needs (ahem). It would probably be less comfortable to get down on the ground in the second half of the third trimester, so best to choose a time when you are still pretty limber... or go for one of those cushy air mattresses. 


One of the most famous features of the area are the giant cliffs and rocks that have been eroded by the extreme tidal flow. They really are beautiful, and it's amazing that some of them are still standing when they're so top heavy... I suppose they won't last forever!


My favorite memory from the trip was our sunset walk. We started out along the beach by our campsite with plenty of light, trying to get to the water's edge. That tide goes out far, so by the time we finally reached our goal it was very dark and we still had a long walk back (with no flashlights). We managed to stumble our way home, tripping over driftwood and rocks along the way, and seeing a few pairs of glowing eyes (possums, raccoons?). Luckily I came prepared with a snickers bar in my pocket or things might have turned ugly.

It's definitely a beautiful place and was a perfect trip for us. I can't wait to go back one day and maybe make it up to the section in Nova Scotia, which I've heard is stunning. I feel lucky to live within driving distance to so many gorgeous spots, it's one of my favorite things about New England.

see more from this trip here.

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This will likely be my last post before the holiday madness. I had hoped to throw together a festive grouping of details, but it's doubtful that I will pull it off with pile of to-do's I'm facing. I think I'll have my hands pretty full and will be silent for most of next week, but I will be back with lots of updates from our celebrations and I'll show you our Christmas Card (a little boring, but cute enough). Wishing you all a fantastic holiday full of joy. Can't believe it's almost 2013... sheesh!

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful place, thanks for sharing! Enjoy your Christmas! :-)

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  2. beautiful place, and beautiful pictures. Happy holidays lovely lady! x x

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  3. whoa, did i miss something here? i know i have been mia lately, but is this the first post you announced you are pregnant? congratulations lilly!!! that is so exciting and i am very happy for you! it seems like everyone around me is pregnant!

    beautiful pictures. i wish you and your family a very merry christmas!

    xo

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    1. Too funny- no these are old pictures from 2010 when I was pregnant with W. I was just in the mood for some pretty pictures this week so i decided to share them in two parts. :)

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  4. Beautiful photos! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family :)

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  5. it looks so nice! everything is icy and cold in my part of the world :) Merry Christmas!

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  6. Amazing photos! What a wonderful place. Can't wait to go now!! Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend!

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  7. It is beautiful, I put it on my "to see places"! :) Have a great holidays!

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