After about 45 minutes on the bus we arrives at the St John Market. We told the guide that we’d be walking back to the ship from there. It was close-by and we wanted to see if there was anything else to do or see in the area. We just wandered around the downtown area. I snapped a photo of the “beach.” We found it funny because we live less than 5 miles from a beach in south Florida. Then we walked back to the ship. No great shakes downtown!
The bus then brought us up the hill to the city limit and covered bridges. We had 20 minutes to look around there. We relaxed and enjoyed the scenery around us.
The ride back was quicker than the ride out because we took the less scenic route back toward St John. My son was getting crabby, but he soon fell asleep in my arms. Yes, my arm lost feeling but there was no way I was going to disturb him! The bus had one final stop- St John Market.
We woke up somewhat early to grab breakfast before our excursion began. When we got off the ship and walked through the terminal there were greeters handing out gifts. Men received a small Canada pin and women received a flower. Children were given a New Brunswick flag. My son waved that flag a lot on this day. We got off the ship with plenty of time to spare, but our tour was already leaving. So we hurried over to the exit doors and followed the trail of people. There were three busloads of people who signed up for the tour.
We had a lively woman narrating the tour for us. She was very nice and helpful. It was a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. Perfect for the sights we were going to see. First stop was Reversing Falls Rapids. Not too impressive. Pretty industrial because of the paper plant across the way.
From there we headed on the scenic route to the Town of St Martins and the Sea Caves. Our guide explained that if we did not like Seafood Chowder that there was an option to get Minestrone or Chicken Fingers upon our arrival at the restaurant. We asked if my son would get food as well. At his age he is free on excursions (score!) but we weren't sure if food would be provided because of this. The guide said "Of course, nobody want to deal with a hungry toddler!"
And so we arrived at the Caves Restaurant, right on the beach. It was a cute little place and the owners are involved in every day operations. I believe we met them, although they never formally introduced themselves. I saw them circulating around making sure everyone was satisfied with their food. Hubby had the chowder, I had minestrone, and they brought a kids chicken tender meal for our son. We were also given a drink and a large biscuit. Those were some of the best biscuits I have ever eaten. They were large, warm, and delicious, ooh I could go for one right now!
After lunch we had 45 minutes to explore the area on our own. I was VERY disappointed in the fact that we were there during high tide. I really wanted to go in to the caves. Unless I wanted hyperthermia, I wasn’t getting in there! We took some scenery shots and walked around. My husband decided to teach my son how to throw rocks in to the water. Another joyful moment as a mother…
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