The view of Passamaquoddy Bay outside our back window at St. Andrews, New Brunswick
We crossed the border at Calais, Maine a few days after the 4th of July and went to St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
Line up to cross the border into New Brunswick, Canada
St. Andrews is a very small town it has one gas station, one grocery store and only one campground. The campground is in a great spot at the end of the peninsula and surrounded on three sides by Passamaquoddy Bay. One of the many bays that branch off from the world famous Bay of Fundy.
Low Tide out the back window in St. Andrews, NB
High Tide out the back window in St. Andrews, NB
As the above pictures show we were very close to the water. The Campground was only about 3/4 of mile from town, so we walked in to town one day to visit the Farmers Market, one day we walked in to get groceries and on a third day to catch the whale watching boat cruise. St. Andrews was founded in 1783 by Loyalist fleeing from the American Revolution and has many old homes and buildings.
Minke Whale, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
A Fin Whale coming up for a breath of air, that's just the front half!
For our 39th anniversary, instead of going out to a fancy restaurant for dinner, Kathy voted that we go on a whale watch cruise tour right out of St. Andrews. We saw Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Harbor Porpoises and Harbor Seals. For our bird list: Northern Gannets dive bombing into the sea after fish, Black Guilemots, Great Cormorants and Double Crested Cormorants, Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls. It was a gorgeous sunny day, no sweat shirts required, (unheard of when whale watching out of our favorite location Monterey Bay, California!). Best of all, it continuing our streak of seeing whales on every trip in 40 years of whale watching!