My blogging buddy, Barb in Australia wrote about the divine-looking Rainbow Beach. This inspired me to write a little about this, hidden gem, not too far from Saint John.
We often go out for a drive … sometimes aimlessly, sometimes with a plan. Gerry has a passion for maps, sometimes he finds some little place that we decide to check out. You can zoom out on this little map, by hitting the – sign, and see where we are in the world 🙂
Two years ago, when we’d only lived here for a few months, we were driving towards St. Martin, with its caves. We were driving along the ocean, past Gardners Creek, enjoying the rolling country side, came around a bend when a breathtaking view opened up before us.
We pulled over, I took a few photos of it. I was all new to the camera, and all this beauty was literally awesome.
We drove on, and after a few minutes we saw a road sign saying «Duck Pond Road», pointing right into the woods … a small, dirt road. We turned in there, as we often do … just for the fun of exploring places off the beaten track. I guess the name ‘Duck Pond Road’ appealed to me … perhaps I’d see some ducks there LOL.
After just a minute of driving, we came out of the woods and this beach opened up … with a split
rock and all — the very beach we’d seen earlier from a distance, but had no idea where it actually was!
Not one human being there, but we thought since it was so early … it was April … that it probably would be rather crowded later in the summer. That’s not the case. We’ve been back there a countless number of times and there are never more than one or two people there. Not one duck either!
These pictures — remember all pictures are clickable, for a better view — were taken on different occasions. At high tide, the rock is totally separated from the mainland, at low tide you can see connecting land.
These rocks are sandstone … hence the color, and there are caves here too, just as in St. Martin, but the latter are more well-known.
You could drive to this place in perhaps twenty minutes, but most people we’ve talked to here, don’t know about it. If you like peace, quiet and serenity … this is the place to go! Here you can sit and ponder how small you are when you look at the rocks on the beach and the split rock itself … the amount of time it has taken to form, and how short our allotted time here is. When you start to think along those lines, it’s easy to get really philosophical.