Overnight in Saint Andrews by-the-Sea

Saint Andrews by-the-Sea is a cute little town on the coast in New Brunswick. It's known for some of the highest tides in the world, being on the Bay of Fundy, and is a great jumping-off point for visiting the Hopewell Rocks and going whale-watching. We... did neither of those things. My parents and I were in town briefly, having chosen Saint Andrews as a good place to break up our trip to PEI.

After much debate over where to eat,we ended up near the end of the main drag, at The Gables. We sat on their back porch, with a great view of the harbour. As the weather turned chilly, the waitresses brought out blankets. Not a bad way to end a long day in the car - wrapped up in a blanket, sipping wine and eating a ridiculous amount of fried seafood and fries.

Instead of staying at the Algonquin - my parents had done so on a previous trip with my brother - we stayed at the Picket Fence motel. It was a sweet little throwback to the 50s or 60s and within walking distance of town, which was great. The following morning, we browsed galleries and checked out the bird carving show at the visitor's center. I mean really - how 'Canadian Maritimes' can you get?

A bit before lunch, we stopped by Tim Hortons for coffee and pastries, then pulled back on the road and headed for Prince Edward Island.


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