Wednesday, July 27, 2011

St. Andrews by the Sea - New Brunswick

yes I do...
this is it for the Maritimes posts...
but you see...
we had to make one stop on our way home from Nova Scotia...
St. Andrew's by the Sea,
New Brunswick!
Yep, this was our last stop....
the Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest tides in the world!!
Impressive, don't you think??
Well, it was enough for us to turn our steering wheel west
when leaving the ferry in St. John!!

Of course my credit for a free night at the local Fairmont hotel helped convince us too!!!
We were approximately 10 metres from the shore at this point so
that gives you an idea!
Actually, this youtube video may give you a better understanding.
This fisherman was making use of the low tide and cleaning the hull of his boat.
the number of sailboats in the harbour were matched by the number of small
boats at the wharf!

Again, a similar door to the robin-egg blue from Chester.....hmmmm.....
we do have a new door in our future!!!  Maybe that style is it!!

And...of course
this village holds its own unique beauty in regards to architecture.
Something out of a children's fairy tale book??
and then again...
very similar to Nova Scotia...
the homes in the downtown area all had this special charm!!!

 check this one out.... gor-geous!!!

We also chose to take advantage of some points and stay at the Fairmont Algonquin Hotel
very lovely, very old and very good food!
Oh an they have their own beach...
And then,
with much hesitation we packed it up and headed home
back to Québec...
so that was it for the Maritimes 
but we will be back to explore this wonderful
Fare thee well!!!

À tantôt


  1. I'm so glad you visited St. Andrews! And you had a free night at the Algonquin too! Awesome. Did you stay in the new or old part? The last time we stayed was our 25th anniversary and it was the old part. It was 30 degrees and no a/c in the room!! HOT! Happy you made it home safely and enjoyed your Maritime tour! Pamela

  2. We've visited there twice, once ages ago before kids, and then once with our children. We stayed at that hotel! A truly beautiful town. It was so nice seeing it again. Thank you.

  3. Pam and Nan, we stayed in a lovely suite in the old part. Gorgeous suite with a sunroom that extended on to the garden terrace. The breeze coming in all the windows was so refreshing so we were just fine. What a treat!I really enjoyed this pretty.

  4. Donna, you were lucky to get such a nice room! You mentioned in a comment on my post today that you thought you may have a climatis growing in your yard. Is it possible a previous owner planted it? I don't know what else it could be as a wild vine. Climatis had many colours from deep purple to pale blue to yellow and white. Take a photo of it and post it.

  5. Hey Pamela,
    will do. It has just appeared and both my neighbour and I have no idea why.

  6. Wow, you have written some fabulous posts while I have been AWOL!!! This little village is like a storybook dream!!!

    I am over here catching-up on your blog.

    Ricki Jill

  7. PS I want to visit St. Andrews by the Sea!!!! :D

  8. Ricki Jill, you would love it! I was so impressed that I will be making a return visit for sure. I only had a short time and it was definitely not enough.


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