Not Since Moses

I realized that I’m getting behind on my posts – I promised photos from the Not Since Moses Run on Sunday!

We packed up the van and left our guests in the capable hands of my parents Sunday morning at 7:15 and headed to Five Islands for the Not Since Moses Run on the floor of the Bay of Fundy. I love the drive along the North Shore of the Bay, so was very excited that this was where our adventure was taking for the first summer vacation day-trip!

We got there early, before the tide had gone out all the way, so spent an hour or so on the beach, skipping rocks and admiring the view.

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After awhile, we went back up and watched the 10k runners getting registered. This run had a totally different feel to it than the Blue Nose Marathon did. It seemed that the runners were there for the fun and adventure, rather than to beat their best time.

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Despite the fact that we are used to the tides and know how fast they go in and out, it’s still amazing to see that this huge body of water can empty so quickly. This photo was taken about an hour after the one above…

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It was so much fun to watch the kids race in the “Basket Run”. Our girls only made it down the beach; as soon as they had to set foot in the mud flats, that was enough for them!

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Once we were all finished, we got our medals, changed our VERY muddy clothes and headed to Five Islands Provincial Park to have a picnic and watch the racers in the 10k. If you look hard enough, you can see the very tiny runners in a line in the top quarter of the photo.

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I loved the fact that the kids wanted D’Arcy to tell them the story of how the Five Islands came to be over-and-over on the way home.  (The fable rather than the Scientific version!) It was a great first day of summer vacation and we’re looking forward to many more fun little trips around the province this summer!

One comment on “Not Since Moses

  1. […] has doubled each year, they are expecting big things for registration again this year.  We enjoyed being there this summer, and D’Arcy said he thinks we should be sure to register this year.  I think we might just […]

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