Travel

Cape Spencer

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Dear Readers,

On Thanksgiving Monday I took my Swedish friend Axel on a tour of Saint John which primarily focused on outdoor adventures. The first stop (and my favourite) was Cape Spencer. I must admit… that this was my first time visiting Cape Spencer, besides my mother telling me she took us when we were little and I have no memory of that!

The drive to Cape Spencer was just about a half hour drive from my home in the heart of Rothesay, which made for an easy start to our day! There has been a lighthouse at Cape Spencer since 1873, and the current one was built in 1983.

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When we first arrived I was slightly confused since there was no sign indicating we were in fact at Cape Spencer, nor could I see the rocks that you could climb. The lighthouse was visible, but we need to explore a bit before we realized where we were supposed to go. We quickly noticed the slight trail down to the rocks that are located close to the cliff.

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It was quite fun climbing down the rocks. There is a bit of a gravel path, but I definitely recommend wearing shoes with a good grip on them. We were lucky that it was a beautiful, warm, calm day. If it had been windy we probably would have had a more difficult time climbing down.

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Axel was a tad more adventurous than I on this expedition… as after touching the Atlantic Ocean (from this side) for the first time, he climbed up to the top of the massive rock!!!

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Look how little I am from Axel’s view from the top of the rock!

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Our visit to Cape Spencer was a great way to start our day! More importantly, it reminded me that even though I am currently home there are still so many adventures and places still to visit! My exploring does not need to stop just because I am back to New Brunswick!

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