Ettinger Falls

With the fall colors coming to a close and the fact that I got a new tripod to replace my 15+ year old one yesterday I decided I needed to get out today.

I had heard of Ettinger Falls from a friend and decided to check it out. I grabbed the details from here - http://nswaterfalls.blogspot.com/2012/07/ettinger-falls-three-mile-plains-hants.html and headed out. I had heard there was a gate that you should park outside of to avoid getting locked in but was not ready for the no trespassing signs that accompanied it. We saw other people parked and walking up and down the road so decided to risk it. For reference parking is located here - https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//44.9593315,-64.1117621/@44.9592302,-64.1119211,127m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

After parking we headed in which was a fairly easy uphill walk along a dirt road. Once you get close to the falls just after finishing the uphills and as the road goes right there are more no trespassing signs. Falls are located here - https://www.google.ca/maps/dir//44.9494435,-64.1071413/@44.9501566,-64.1092556,631m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0 There was a very well beat down path to the falls which was only about 100ft. In the hour we were there we saw about a dozen other people so wasn’t too worried about trespassing.

There were lots of opportunities for photos of the main falls and lower and upper falls. I only did the main falls today so will definitely be back.

And here is my favorite photo of the day!

Ettinger Falls with Fall Leaf in the Foreground

And a couple of more that I liked.

Ettinger Falls with Leaf in Pool.

Ettinger Falls with Fall Plant.

Weekend in Bathurst

We spent the weekend in Bathurst, NB for Thanksgiving this weekend.

Of course, I decided to try and find a waterfall that I had hear of but never made it to. Tetagouche Falls is a waterfall that is located just out Bathurst. Arriving I was a bit surprised that it was a real hike down to the river then a 8-10 ft climb assisted by a rope before you could see the actual falls. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

At the bottom I came across this contraption, if you know what it is, please leave a comment and let me know.

A bit of a climb up a 8-10 ft rock face with the help of a conveniently placed rope and I could finally see the falls and take the photo below. The sun came out at exactly the wrong time and made this a less then stellar shot. Most people don’t know this but the perfect weather for shooting waterfalls is a dark overcast day. It allows you to get the movement in the water without getting a completely white sky. But sometimes it’s better to get a photo that isn’t perfect then no photo at all. :-)

On the way back from Tetagouche falls we stopped at Bass River which is a river we have driven by multiple times and I always noticed the walking bridge but never got a chance to photograph. This time I was able to get down under the bridge of the road and snap this shot that really shows off the fall colors and the nice walking bridge.