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10/19/17

A Walk through St. Andrews By the Sea // Canada

Today I am excited to continue to share more from my recent trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. You can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:
A Drive through Beautiful Maine and a Lesson to Never Stop Exploring
Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews By the Sea, Canada
A Drive Across the Ocean Floor to Ministers Island in St. Andrews By the Sea, Canada
St. Andrews By the Sea is located approximately 4 hours from Camden, Maine (where we spent our first evening of the trip). We woke up early on Sunday, October 1st and were so delighted by all of the beauty that encountered us as we drove through the beautiful Maine countryside. In the afternoon we had the lovely opportunity to enjoy an amazing lunch at the Kingsbrae Garden Cafe and to walk through the Kingsbrae Gardens, before driving across the ocean floor to Ministers Island. Afterwards we decided to spend a couple of hours exploring St. Andrews By the Sea. 
If you have never visited St. Andrews By the Sea it is really a delightfully quiet and restful space along the seacoast. The views are simply gorgeous and you truly feel that you are retreating away from the rest of the world. I hope you enjoy these pictures of a walk through this beautiful area of New Brunswick. 
I loved the bright red Canada Post boxes that were located throughout Canada. Aren't they just happy? *smiles*
We drove out on this pier and were awarded with the most beautiful views of the St. Andrews area. 
This ship with all of the colorful flags had a crew that was getting ready to set sail. 

After spending time on the pier we drove about a half a mile to the lighthouse that we had seen from the pier. 
The lighthouse was so adorable and cute at the end of the street. 

There were some benches sitting around and the views were stunning. I was overwhelmed at all of the beauty that we saw on this trip in the best possible way
Afterwards we walked down to the beach and walked around for a bit.
Walking along this part of the world showed a beauty that I will treasure forever.
One thing that I took away from this trip was to continue to explore the world that we live in... experiencing more of the area around where I live on a consistent basis and exploring new parts of this beautiful planet as much as possible.


St. Andrews By the Sea... you were gorgeous and stunningly refreshing in so many ways. 

10/18/17

A Drive Across the Ocean Floor to Ministers Island // St. Andrews By the Sea, Canada

Today I am excited to continue to share more from my recent trip through New England, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. You can read all of the posts from the trip by clicking on the links below:
A Drive through Beautiful Maine and a Lesson to Never Stop Exploring
Kingsbrae Garden in St. Andrews By the Sea, Canada
A Drive Across the Ocean Floor to Ministers Island in St. Andrews By the Sea, Canada
One of the things that I discovered in researching about St. Andrews By the Sea was the opportunity to literally drive across the ocean floor at low tide to reach the famous Ministers Island. 
For approximately 5 hours each day you can reach Ministers Island by driving the approximate 1/2 mile across the sea floor. 
After spending time at Kingsbrae Garden we headed about 5 minutes down the road to drive across the ocean floor. It was so cool and one of the neatest things that we did on our trip!
At high tide the ocean floor is covered by at least 14 feet of water (typically way more than this) and so it is only accessible for a few hours everyday.
After driving it we got out and walked around for a little bit, in awe of the beauty that surrounded us.
The colors and the knowledge that we were walking on the ocean floor was overwhelming in the sense that it reminded you how small you are compared to the vastness of this beautiful world.
I hope that y'all get to go and visit- it is such a neat experience and a beautiful place! It is definitely not to be missed! 
If you are interested in finding out more and visiting Minister's Island you can do so at the website HERE. It is very important that you abide by the Tidal Schedule which is updated regularly on the website and you can find it HERE to plan your trip. 

A huge thank you to the Government of Canada for the recommendation for this visit and the Free Park Pass celebrating 150 years. This and several of our stops were completely free because of this amazing offer. If you are interested in obtaining a 150 Free 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass you can do so for no charge HERE