a little outing

Tynemouth Creek

Tynemouth Creek

The weather seemed nice, though rather chilly still [only 4ºC], it was Sunday, we didn’t have any plans so we decided to take a drive up to St. Martins. It’s not far at all, when you take the highway, but we always take the ‘scenic route’. Little roads along the coast, quaint villages that most Saint Johners have no idea they even exist.

The closer to St. Martins we got, the more, friendly Fundy fog was rolling in. It’s a touristy place, normally, thanks to the caves. This is too early, though … the restaurants weren’t open yet, and very few cars on the parking lot.

DSC_5870-min One of the caves. Unfortunately, there were no people in the foreground, so you get no sense of how big it is. It’s all sandstone and the water has dug these out. It’s mind boggling to think of the amount of time it has taken.

jag_stmartinsThen I tried to take a selfie, with the cave in the background. Too much light made it almost impossible to see anything on the screen, and I hadn’t positioned myself quite right , and didn’t even look into the camera LOL.

Since the restaurants were closed I didn’t have any clam chowder. Always when we go there, I buy a clam chowder-to-go. It’s the most delicious one I’ve ever had … and I’ve had a few.

15 thoughts on “a little outing

  1. annetteholmboe

    I had to look up what clam chowder is, it looks delicious. That cave is very impressing. We often use the small roads when we are driving, its much more peaceful, and often more beautiful. Its still cold over there I see. We have had a wonderful spring until now, these days little chilly, but still about 10C, its green all over.

    1. tassitus Post author

      If you don’t like clams, you can put in whatever seafood in it … shrimp, salmon. I usually do that, when I make it myself.
      No sign of green here yet, but 95% of the snow is gone, I’d say … tussilago are out at least!

  2. daydreamer2011

    Seem like you had a good day out! LOVE the photos! That cave sure is impressing!! Nice selfie too! I really like that shorter hair on you! Suits you well! But then again, you looked just as nice in the longer hair! 🙂

    I do not like clams…. But I am sorry for you that you didn’t get any this time!

    1. tassitus Post author

      It was a good day! I like this hair-cut, feel very comfortable about it.
      I’m not too keen on clams either, but in a chowder I can’t really see them so …

  3. Nylabluesmum

    Great selfie Rebby!! You never take a bad photo of yourself.
    The cave looks plenty big to me….it certainly is intriguing!!!
    I miss day trips & drives ALOT!

      1. Nylabluesmum

        😦 That is unfortunate Rebby! There is nothing like sightseeing is there?
        Without a hubby/boyfriend/ability to drive myself I am ‘grounded’…sighs
        Such is Life I guess…

                1. tassitus Post author

                  I don’t think I’ve ever told this to anyone: All the time in QC, I didn’t have a licence. Drove very little — to the grocery store, and that was illegally. In order to change my Sw. licence to a Canadian … there, I would have had to take the test. Never got around to it, I was ‘scared’ because of the French and all that. In the other provinces, you just hand in your old licence and get a new one. What a great feeling that was!!!!

  4. suzink

    Love the creek photo. I’m not a good selfie taker either. LOL I guess these people can’t make enough to stay open all year round?

    1. Rebekah M Post author

      Would be pointless for them … a total loss! There aren’t any people at all around, except for the tourist season …


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