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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Vote is for Fundy

There is currently an international contest to select the new 7 Wonders of Nature.

It is worthy of such recognition is that is it an amazing ecological system made possible because it has the highest tides in the World. If for no other reason the fact that it is habitat of 12 varieties of whales ,including the rare right whale, would justify its designation. I leave it to you to explore the reasons to vote for The Bay of Fundy.

I find the Bay of Fundy a worthy Canadian contribution to this contest. It is quintessential Canadian. It is low key. It is not "in your face" as so many of these natural phenomena are. It is dependable as the tides come and go predictably such that the ecological system can be sustained. It supports not only the ocean ecology but also the culture, Mi'kmag, Acadian and Canadian, around it's shores which can be traced back to prehistoric times as it wears away th land to reveal the oldest fossils in North America. The dramatic tides of the Bay of Fundy will help sustain the people of the area with the generation of tidal electical power in the future. The Bay of Fundy is an ongoing phenomena that has the power to sustain man and Nature well into the future if we appreciate and respect what it has to offer.

The above two photos are of the same pier at high and low tide.

Here is a right whale breeching in the Bay of Fundy.

Low tide at the flower pots at Hopewell Rocks. I have visited this spot on the Bay of Fundy and witnessed it dramatic tides. I have also watched the reversing falls near St John, New Brunswick as the tides back the water up in the mouth of the river.

I hope the Bay of Fundy get the recognition it deserves. I hope to revisit that area in the near future to discover some more of what it has to offer to an interested tourist.


At 11:31 a.m., Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I've been to Hopewell Rocks and also sat for hours and watched the tide come in at Alma. It was the reverse of your two photos. Good times.

At 4:22 p.m., Blogger Lindsey said...

I really enjoyed reading about the Bay of Fundy. It sounds like a fantastic place. If the bay of Fundy has the higest tides then I think our group of islands probably has the lowest with a normal rise and fall of 200 - 300mm. Our best rise and fall is our spring tides which can reach 1.3 metres but with only 1 tide a day.


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