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Across Canada in ??? Days - Part 4 and 5

Captain's Log (OK...I'm silly, but I'm not a Trekkie!!!) April 15th - Saint John, NB

rain

Today was pretty much a wash. I left the room, had lunch and spent an hour or so watching the Reversing Falls and all the wildlife in the area.

The Reversing Falls is an area in Saint John where the current of the rivers flowing into the ocean and the high tide fight. Twice a day, currents reverse directions. Since this area has the highest tides in the world, the ocean level rises 16 feet twice a day. When it does, these waters beat the currents coming from the rivers and the current goes upstream for a while. When all of this is happening, there are certain times when there are really big rapids. It`s kind of neat...but I really had fun watching the birds and the seals. I guess when the currents change, it stirs up a lot of fish and critters. The birds and seals love it and go crazy feeding during this time. There were times when these little black birds would catch a fish and then a bunch of seagulls would swoop down and start fights. Those poor little black birds got beat most of the time, but they kept after it.

Then, I starting getting really cold and had to take it inside for the rest of the day because the rain caught up to me.

Captain's Log - April 16th - Saint John, NB

Still really yucky outside, but I was bound and determined to get out of this room. I had major cabin fever. I got in the car and drove around for several hours. It`s kind of cool just driving...I found my boundaries/points of reference and just went. I had no idea where I was most of the time, but I got some really good views of the water. Too bad it was so gloomy outside because I could have had some really awesome pictures.

When I got back to the room, I watched what is now my favorite movie of the year....Finding Neverland. I loved it. That is definitely a recommendation from me! Johnny Depp was great, Kate Winslet was her wonderful self, and the little boys...you just fall in love with them. I loved the symbolism that filled the movie, especially when they mentioned that the clock ticking in the croc`s belly is like time trying to always catch up with us. Anyway, I could ramble on and on about it, but you will have to see it. Don't forget the tissues, though!

Posted by Lori V 07:59 Archived in Canada

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