Cape Enrage - a playground for sea lovers
A shrill scream overruns the rolling of the waves on the sandy beach beneath the cliffs of Cape Enrage at the Bay of Fundy at New Brunswick, and before our eyes a young woman with a safety helmet and harness rides through the air toward a wooden tower just meters from the Lighthouse at the Cape stands away. She has fallen - deathly brave as I think - from the treetops of the opposite trees and slips over the zip line of her family, which awaits them at the other end of the rope with a loud yelps. That would be nothing to me, but it's obviously fun to experience the adrenaline rush. The contenders for the next daring slide on the rope above the cliffs are already waiting and waiting to do the same.
Zip-lining is just one of the many pleasures awaiting visitors to the Cape Enrage. We came here on our way from Fundy National Park to the Hopewell Rocks, and decided to take this detour to the coast. Now we sit after our walk to the lighthouse and along the cliff edge in the café in the house of the former lighthouse keeper and enjoy with a thick fish soup and a fresh lobster sandwich the view of the retreating waters of the Bay of Fundy, which releases more and more of its red seabed , The view is breathtaking: to the right of us the lighthouse rises above the cliffs, in front of us the red areas of the ocean floor of the bay that separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia, and to the left of us a promontory slides in front of the next towards the Flowerpot rocks at Cape Hopewell.
Cape Enrage owes that all this can still be seen and visited today, because it was already clear that the lighthouse should be demolished. This, however, was not at all in the interests of the students from the nearest school, and they got their teacher to protest the demolition of the tower. Together with him, they set about restoring the tower, renovating the lighthouse keeper's house, and they offered more and more services to visitors, who, curious by the efforts of the young people, lured them in ever increasing numbers. Everything that visitors to the Cape Enrage can see and use today: the lighthouse, the café, the stand-up snack bar, the Zip Line, the stairs that lead down to the beach over the cliffs, go back to the initiative of some local students , They have remained loyal to their project to this day, and the people who serve us lunch today, who help the zip liners slide along the cliffs, and who welcome us to the parking lot, have been volunteers since the beginning of the project Cape Enrage and his Renaissance were involved. They proudly present what they have done with a lot of dedication and enthusiasm - a worth seeing place that impresses not only because of its spectacular location and scenery, but above all because of the dedication of a few young people who set themselves a goal have set and realized this.
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Source: own site research, kindly supported by Tourism New Brunswick and the Canadian Tourism Commission
Text: Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos: Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline