The phenomenal Bay of Fundy is one of the world’s most dramatic coastlines with tides rising as much as 53 vertical feet over a 12-hour period twice each day, and Cape Enrage offers one of the most spectacular views of the natural phenomenon from its towering cliffs. It’s a bucket list sight that should be on everyone’s list, but Cape Enrage steps it up extreme bucket list style by adding the adventure aspect. Rock climbing, rappelling, and ziplining can all be done over this spectacular coastline at one location. Cape Enrage offers it all.
We tested our nerves and skill while rappelling at Cape Enrage yesterday and immediately following our action packed morning of rappelling, we added on ziplining for a full day of adventure.
Darren and I climbed the steps to the zip three times to experience the thrill of zipping over The Bay of Fundy. The views, the adventure, the equipment, and the company all came together to make the experience remarkable.
It’s rare for Darren and I to be able to participate in an adventure at the same time. With a 16 month old daughter, we are grateful that she’s willing to travel regularly and explore the world, but usually one of us stays with her while the other completes an adventure; then we switch. Since we’re in New Brunswick, though, Darren’s parents and sisters are more than willing to hang out with Athena while we fulfill our bucket list dreams together. Actually, Athena and Darren’s family joined us at Cape Enrage. The grounds are beautiful and fit for the entire family. So while they played in the grass below, eating lunch, exploring the property, and taking in the scenery, we zipped over their heads on the line. It was the best of both worlds. I had adventure at my finger tips and I knew my daughter was safe below. Now that’s what I call a perfect day.
There were workers on both platforms who encouraged us and made sure we were safe. They checked and re-checked our gear, radioed to each other when ready, and only opened the gate when it was completely safe to begin the journey across. I was impressed with how sociable and friendly the employees were during the entire day. Everyone on site acted like this was our 50th time there. It was easy to see how much they all loved their jobs; what’s not to love after-all? I mean, they get to help people make their adventure dreams come true every day.
The process was safer and better equipped than any of my other ziplining experiences. We were inside a gated area while being hooked to and taken off of the line and there were stools on each end to help us get attached more easily. The gear was treated like gold and the employees respected each other and the guests.
With a braking system, I didn’t even need to use my hands. I just let go, opened my arms, and flew like a bird. It was exhilarating.
Even though we’d done the longest zip in the world when we were in Costa Rica, we had a better day at Cape Enrage. The overall experience had the New Brunswick feel to it. An excited staff truly does make a difference and knowing that we were safe allowed us to really explore the possibilities while in the air.
Some activities are so much fun that ‘m not happy with doing them once. I’ve already added Cape Enrage to my 2014 bucket list so I can experience it all over again. Once is not enough.