Saint John New Brunswick
Trip Start Sep 06, 2010
14Trip End Sep 26, 2010
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Where I stayed
We trudged on north and made our crossing into Canada at Saint Stephens. Very small compared to Port Huron or Windsor. From there it was not far to Saint John New Brunswick for our first actual night stay at the Mahogany Manor bed and breakfast. The GPS took us right there, except for a one way street which made us do a circle around the block.
We there met Carl and Jim the innkeepers. Very nice fellows. . . :-)
Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick and the oldest incorporated city in Canada
Situated in the south-central portion of the province, along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the St. John River, the city is split by the south-flowing river and the east side is bordered on the north by the Kennebecasis River where it meets the St. John River at Grand Bay. The St. John River itself flows into the Bay of Fundy through a narrow gorge several hundred feet wide at the centre of the city. It contains a unique phenomenon called the "Reversing Falls", where the diurnal tides of the bay reverse the water flow of the river for several kilometres. In Saint John the height difference from low to high tide is approximately 8 metres (28 ft) due to the funnelling effect of the Bay of Fundy as it narrows. The Reversing Falls in Saint John, actually an area of strong rapids, provides one example of the power of these tides; at every high tide, ocean water is pushed through a narrow gorge in the middle of the city and forces the St. John River to reverse its flow for several hours.