Summer began with a visit from my "identical twin cousin" Carol and her hubby Don.
During their visit we visited three very different beaches.
First came Clam Harbour on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore which faces the chilly Atlantic Ocean.
|Carol and Don at Clam Harbour|
Is there anything more relaxing than a stroll along a beach ?
When visitors come, I feel prompted to visit places I haven't been before. It's hard to imagine that in six years I haven't made the easy one hour drive to Clam Harbour.
Isn't it amazing that we had such a spectacular beach to ourselves on a lovely day in June ?
|Found this ready-made on the beach. Is it a mandala ?|
|Nope. That's NOT me. That's my identical twin cousin, Carol enjoying the muck of low tide. Check out her right foot.|
Having a couple of goofy dogs romping on the soggy beach with us just added to the fun.
And lastly, on another day when the sun was actually shining, we visited another Fundy beach, the amazing, fossil-laden, Blue Beach.
At high tide there might be only 10 or 20 feet of beach to explore, and in some places there is NO beach left at all. Should you not be paying attention to the incoming tide as you walk along with your head down, searching for fossils, you could get trapped in one of the many little coves as the incoming tide cuts off your exit route.
|Carol and Don comb the shore for fossils.|
|This might be fossilized sand shaped by the waves of a long-gone sea.|
|I wonder if these are fossilized worm tunnels or plants ?|
I'm told there are fossil amphibian tracks along the shore, but after a couple of visits I still haven't found them.
So I better go back again next year to keep looking.
Care to come with me ?