Ashley Ward Photography
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Guys, I’m trying something new here. New. Scary. Exciting. Something I have thought about doing a million times, but kept putting it off because that little voice inside of me kept saying: what if no one cares? What if you fail?
Well, I’m telling that little voice to pipe down.
I am lucky enough to have a great guy in my life who loves adventures as much as I do. On top of that, we just adopted the cutest (soon-to-be-not-so-little) dog you’ve ever seen, Harper. Of course, she loves checking out new places (and peeing on them) too.
As often as we can, we explore some of the gorgeous and unique places around us, occasionally internationally.
I started thinking of all of the incredible places we’ve found (on and off the beaten track) and that maybe someone else would think these spots are neat, too. Then thought number three rolled in. LETS BLOG ABOUT IT SO EVERYONE ELSE CAN GO TOO.
So, here goes numero uno.
Rexton is one of those places that is just far enough away from Moncton that when you hear about it you’re reminded that it exists again. It’s a cute little town right on the Richibucto River, not far from Kouchibouguac National Park. So, when I saw the photo shoot that the lovely Molly Ilse Photography did (who I am lucky enough to second shoot for occasionally), I decided we must go.
You can check out her gorgeous shoot here: http://www.styledinlace.com/blog/a-vintage-inspired-seaside-shoot-in-rexton-new-brunswick/391116/
So, on a Sunday we packed Harper in the car, fuelled up, grabbed some snack food, and set off.
We came into Rexton and saw the ship’s tall masts gazing at us over the trees in a matter of minutes, and subsequently drove past the road once or twice. We finally found the path that led us to where we wanted to be, and let me tell you, this is where we wanted to be:
It was such a cool spot! The ship structure is right on a sandy beach overlooking the Richibucto River. In retrospect, a picnic would have been the way to go here :).
One note of caution: The beach had quite a bit of sharp glass, some sea glass, some just ugly glass. This was fine in shoes, but we kept Harper on leash and watched where she stepped.
As you can see, even with the glass, this spot was 100% Harper approved :).
Take Highway 11
Take Exit 53 for Rexton/Richibucto Village
Turn left onto Main Street
Turn left onto North Street. You can see the ship as you drive down the road.
There is a little parking area and a walking trail at the end of the short street which leads right to the ship!
If you have any spots in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia that you love to explore, I am always looking for new places! Leave a comment, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook me (Ashley Ward Photography) or find me on Instagram (ashleyexploring).