Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fantastic Fundy Fhenomenon;-)

We are getting sooooooo spoiled - Hopewell Cape provided yet another beautiful spot - where the amazing tidal action of the Fundy Bay was visible from Magic.

Our spot on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.

Just blocks away from our Ponderosa Pines CG, one finds the Hopewell Rocks where you can literally walk on the ocean floor at low tide.  Then you can watch the worlds highest tide (reaches the height of a 4-story building!) come back in and completely cover the area you were just walking on.  This phenomenon occurs EVERY day - of course.  Although this seems quite obvious, as the tides are created by the pull of the moon (which comes and goes every day) and the severity depends on the position of the moon to the earth (more severe on full and new moons - least severe while we were here) - so of course it happens every day.  But, this statement is made to emphasize the enormity and severity of this act of nature and how those depending on the waters for fishing in these areas must cope - EVERY DAY!  You will get what I am talking about as you peruse the pictures that my crack photographer has provided below - - -

Exploring the Hopewell Rocks at low tide.

This next few shots compare low tide and high tide the next morning at the the same locations.

Notice how far below the dock these boats are and that they must be supported anew EVERY day.

These fishermen have a FOUR hour window to do their work.

Notice the poles at the edge of the water.

See the poles?

This is just an amazing thing to watch - and quite fascinating!!  More of this to come at our next spot in St. Andrews by-the-Sea.

Totally amazed E & G from the Fundy Coast (where we can see Maine across the channel!)

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