I needn't have worried. Aside from the Park Hosts,I had the entire park to myself !
I chose a site with a view.
Our first evening at the park, Wendy and I went for a hike along trail with look out points that hinted at the amazing scenery below.
The next day we set out to explore the shore looking for interesting rocks and fossils.
It's important when walking along the Fundy shore, to know where you are in the tide cycle. Tides occur approximately every six hours. Two high tides and two low tides every day -- but changing each day by 50 minutes. You don't want to get caught by a 40 foot tide ! The tides don't rush in like some sort of tsunami. It's much more subtle than that. But coming in at a rate six or seven feet in an hour it is not something to be messed with.
So when to go exploring the shore ?
Would low tide be the best time to go exploring ?
While you're thinking about that, here are some snaps from my beach excursion at Five Islands.
Have you decided ?
Need more time ?
Your best bet is to head out is a couple of hours AFTER high tide. You'll have much more time to explore and you'll have a bench mark of where the water level was, to watch for, when it comes back in.
I found a good explanation about tides, posted next to the toilet paper roll in the outhouse.
A clever place to put it. Don't ya think ?