Our friend and neighbour from California http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-10-01 arrived yesterday, so we were out early to start participating in some of the enjoyable things to do around here. After going to the Farmer's Market, we drove across the peninsula to the Bay of Fundy, which is a truly astounding sight when the tide is out (or rushing back in!)
"The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, and those enormous tides alone make that the Bay of Fundy is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.
Twice everyday the bay fills and empties of a billion tonnes of water during each tide cycle—that’s more than the flow of all the world’s freshwater rivers combined.
The height of the tide difference ranges from 3.5 meters (11ft) along the southwest shore of Nova Scotia and steadily increases as the flood waters travel up the 280 km (174 miles) of shoreline to the head of the Bay where, in the Minas Basin, the height of the tide can reach an incredible 16 meters (53ft)."
This photo was taken in Hall's Harbour where you can see the high water mark on the pilings; the tide will rise to that level twice a day.
From there we went blueberry picking and brought home 24#...a wee bit less than last year. We arrived home shortly after 5 and Billy & David joined us out on the back deck for drinks and to renew their friendship with Judee who was here three years ago.
We've got so many plans in the two weeks ahead (and are taking a trip to Cape Breton where I won't have a computer) I'm not sure how often I'll have time to post current pictures. Of course I'll have a hundred choices or more... Tomorrow is the start of Folk Harbour Festival in town through the weekend...