Postcards from New Brunswick

Words by Dalene Heck / Photography by Dalene & Pete Heck
Our friend Alison grew up in New Brunswick but for a long time lived in Europe. Recently, she returned home and shared a view that many expats or long-term travellers have: that of a new appreciation for that place from which she came. That included the realization of how exceptional her home province is, in all of its beauty, and specifically the unique shapes accorded by the strength of the Bay of Fundy tides. “I never thought about the tides as special before,” she said. “They were just there.”

I get it. I have said the same thing about growing up with the constant opportunity to see the northern lights. They were just there. It wasn’t until I left that I learned what a remarkable phenomenon they truly are.

For us, like it is for many who see the northern lights for the first time, the tides of the Bay enraptured us completely, day after day. It wasn’t enough to view them, we photographed them from every angle and bounced around in kayaks on top of them. In fact, their effect grace so many of our final photos from the province that you may believe that is all we did.

But our newfound love extends beyond the shoreline — it’s in the charming cities, the welcoming people, the animals who wowed us, and the nourishing energy we felt. The production of every single one of our photos and words come from a place of pure and sincere admiration. Our awe of New Brunswick may be new to us, but this most certainly will not have been our last visit.

Our awe of New Brunswick may be new to us, but this most certainly will not have been our last visit.

Fredericton Twilight, New Brunswick

Swallowtail Lighthouse - Grand Manan, New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Tides Out - New Brunswick

Tidal Bore - Moncton, New Brunswick

Morning Paddle - Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick

Lobster Traps, New Brunswick

Grand Manan North Head

Fredericton Walking Bridge

Fredericton Farmers Market

Deep Cove Beach - Grand Manan, New Brunswick

St. Martins, New Brunswick

Grand Manan Sunrise

Grand Manan Whale Watching

Kouchibouguac National Park

Hopewell Rocks Sunrise

Early Rise - Grand Manan, New Brunswick

Grand Manan Seal Cove

Long Beach Fog, New Brunswick

Long Beach, Bay of Fundy

South Head Cliffs - Grand Manan, New Brunswick

Blacks Harbour Ferry - New Brunswick

Pays de la Sagouine - New Brunswick

Lobster Trap - Acadian Style

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