Monday, June 27, 2016

St. Andrews, N.B., Canada- June 27, 2016

This morning we left Bar Harbor, Maine about 9am and continued our northern travels to St. Andrews, New Brunswick in Canada.  We did make a stop in Ellsworth, Maine, about 15 miles from Bar Harbor, at a WalMart to pick up a few items.  We traveled on state roads that were in need of some work in Maine.  We were driving through Maine Land Management forested hills.  Just about noon we were passing through the border crossing into Canada at Calais without any difficulty.  As we drove through Canada to our destination of St. Andrews we were in coastal areas and had better roads for traveling.

At 12:35pm and 133 miles we arrived at the Kiwanis Oceanfront Campground in St. Andrews.  We did not have reservations but had no problem getting a site.  A no frills campground with full hook-ups (30 amps, no 50’s)  but right along the ocean on the outer perimeter of the town.

Oceanfront Campground at St. Andrews, NB

Before setting up we drove to the downtown area for lunch at the Harbour Front Restaurant.  Both of us had fish and chips that were very good as we sat on an outside patio viewing the harbor. Returning to the motorhome we finished setting up and then relaxed for a while.  In the evening we walked along the ocean road into town.  There was quite a noticeable change in the tide levels as it had been at lower tide when we came to the campground and now in the evening it was near high tide.  There is a 20 foot difference in the tides here.  In the downtown we walked out on what looked to be a fishing pier but in fact was a docking area for dinghy's to the boats moored off shore.

"The Beach" at High Tide in St. Andrews, NB

The Beach with the Tide in.

The Beach at Low Tide

The Beach with the Tide out.

It has been breezy and sunny today.  No need to use air conditioning with temperatures in the 70’s.  Air coming across that cold water is real cool.