Five Islands Provincial Park

27 09 2009

This is just the conclusion of our weekend at Joggins, when we stopped at Five Islands Provincial Park for a hike on the Sunday morning.


This park rises from the shores of the Bay of Fundy, with the highest tides in the world. Many campers had taken this last opportunity to camp, before the camping grounds closed for the season the next day.  There are group camping places, but mainly individual spots, each with its own picnic table and fire pit. These campers had made a covered dining area to keep off the mosquitoes.

Camp 3

We hiked through the park and down to the beach. The tide was out, way out, and people were arriving to collect the semi precious stones that can be found after every tide.

Clam digging is another big event here. These people are out on a spit of sand digging.

Clam diggers 1Here you can see how far out they are!

Clam diggers 2And this couple seem to have some sort of  little trailer with them.

Clam diggers 3

They came from the opposite side of the bay.Clam diggers 4

The split rock on the next photo is Cape Split! We were there when we walked at Blomidon Provincial Park last year. It doesn’t look to far in the photo, but it is 250 kms by road, because you have to drive around the Bay of Fundy.

Blomidon 2

You can see how the water drains out of the Bay at low tide, leaving a very red mud – a bit messy for paddling.Five aBut fantastic for beach combing.

Five b

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