We started out for Fundy National park but our son (who has felt the vacation has had too much fishing/photography) got it in his head he wanted to see the tidal wave at Tidal Bore Park. As you may or may not know, the Bay of Fundy is home to the largest tides in the world. The Peticodiac River is a place where the tide comes in the form of a wave. With 25'+ tides (and a bit of exaggerating from the tourist guide) we headed to Moncton.
Well it is kinda cool but if you are thinking about doing it, don't base your day around it.
|Before Tide Wave|
|After Tide Wave|
|Tide Wave with Surfer|
Later I headed up to the Tay river. A beautiful place where I had to choose hard between casting and shooting...so I did both.
|4wt against Church|
|Trout Streams and Old Churches|
|Those that go before|
|Stone Fly Husk|
|I've fished better looking places, but not many|
|Wild Brook Trout|
|Days is Done, Gone the Sun|
Not much that day Took my wife back to the Tay and got skunked. But met a young fella.
|Same Church and Stream but with Adelle working it.|
Adelle wanted to go help some friends so I took the boy out scouting rivers.
That night, the 3 of us fished the Oromocto again and all did well. What made it special is my 13 year old caught his first bass on the fly and on my 1950's era Cane rod and Medalist reel (got em used I ain't that old!)
|Adelle's First Fish of the Night|
|My First of the Night|
|Another One later on|
|Adelle's Best Fish of the Night|
|Trying to Film and Land a Fish|
|Bringing it in on the old Bamboo|
|His First Bass|
|A small smallie|
|Goofing at "Product" shooting|
Drove out to Glenwood Flats near St.John to stay over at a friends.
|2 Leafs Fans who live very far from Toronto|
Woke up and started the day shooting the same scenes with the fog.
Not much else that day except a scenic drive.
Another 'vacation within the vacation' day. Not much except for evening fly rodding for bass.
It was a great night over all. In around 2 hours I hooked and released 12 fish. The 3 pictures represent the best of the bunch brought to hand (a couple of LDR's were good with one that "felt" huge).
But shows ta go ya how persnickety fishing can be. Because the next time was quite different.
Did nothing worth taking a picture of (workout, laundry, blah)
Went to the Chocolate Museum in St Stephens. The Ganong Chocolate Factory to be specific. The deal is you pay for the museum, learn about the history of chocolate and the Ganong Family and along the way you can eat as much fresh chocolate and candy as you can manage.
|Double Dipped Cherry|
|Help Yourself sorry they are so fresh|
Then, rather than get fat on candy I took pictures.
|Over There is Maine|
|Why thank you for naming a street after me in chocolate town.|
But of Course it is fishing so there was little or no action. But when the sky looks like this...
I did get one and at least it was decent.
|But pretty all the same.|