My second day exploring New Brunswick was spent on the other coast,
driving with a couple of other photographer friends and exploring the
dunes and coastline of the Northumberland Straight - a flat and
featureless landscape that is far more foreign than that of southern New
We spent some time on the Bouchtouche Dunes in the
heart of Acadie, which is a protected parkland in the form of a long
spit of sand stretching for several miles along the coast. There is more
than a mile of boardwalk along the beach, permitting easy access to the
first 1/4 of the dunes and giving a higher platform to look at the
ocean from. Truth be told, as nice as it was to view the park from the
boardwalk, I was far happier walking along the beach, and seeing the
wind blow the sand across the shoreline.
I hope to someday be able to spend more time there (with or without a model) but the high winds we encountered might prove an issue with the larger camera - just as the blowing sand might prove a problem with the digital. If this space could be used it remains to be seen, but the visit certainly allowed me a chance to enjoy one of the more spectacular sights New Brunswick has to offer.