Like meeting up with chums Ros and Terry in Hall's Harbour for an outdoor lunch at the Lobster Pound while watching the tide recede in harbour.
But not long after they were siting on the bottom of the harbour.
With tides of 35-40 ft. it's important to know where you are in the tide cycle before you go strolling on a beach along the Bay of Fundy.
I was glad to get a shot of the last of the Lupins and the first of the marvellously scented roses.
As Ros and Terry are new to the area I insisted on dragging them over to nearby Huntington Point and my beloved "Jelly Bean cottages".
The cottage with the blue roof can be rented to $400 / wk. in summer. I'm told it's pretty chilly and damp as it's entirely made out of concrete.
The other cottages are privately owned.
The bottom two are facing directly onto the Bay of Fundy.
BTW I was quite taken with that driftwood fence.
Just as you're coming into Hall's Harbour is Cove Road. Nothing special there.
Unless you count this stunning cove.
At least a kilometer of shoreline and we had it to ourselves.
Terry sat on a rock, while Ros and Bella explored the shoreline.
I think Ros was a tad creeped out by the clearly evident rockfalls that happen from time to time and stayed as far away from the cliff bottom as possible.
Things look a mite unsettled up there. Notice the tree just right of centre and the way it's tilting. Perhaps the land under it isn't that stable ?
There are amazing rocks to be found along the shore. Many have crystalline cavities.
Of course we were not alone.
Well this is a first. No photograph of Sooki !
I've been to this waterfall before but never noticed the cave entrance beside it. It's listed on Google Earth as "Hall's Harbour Sea Cave". I shimmied into it and found it was only about 50 feet deep.
The waterfall is even more stunning in winter !
And this my friends is Hall's Harbour in the mirror. Be warned. There is a very sharp turn as you're coming into town. Keep your eyes on the road and wait till you're safely parked before gawking at the stunning scenery.
But rest assured, it's a trip worth taking.