Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wonders alive and long dead

One day during Sandy's visit we made a mandatory visit to the Bay of Fundy.

On our way there we stopped at Sheffield Mills to see an Eagle or two ...  or twenty or thirty.



It is wonderful to stand under a tree and look up and see Eagles perched above us..



Yup.  There's Eagles in them thar trees.

I couldn't believe that I'd never dragged taken Sandy to Blue Beach before.  

So I rectified that.


Blue Beach, on the Bay of Fundy,  is a fabulous place for fossil hunters.  You can't take a step without tripping over fossils.  Unlike the more famous Joggins Fossil Cliffs, which is a World famous UNESCO site, Blue Beach is relatively unknown and (tah dah) free.


Oh and there were icicles; an entire cliff covered in icicles.


The scenery in the area is beautiful.  Even the "biffy" is beautiful !


The path from the parking lot to the beach was beautiful.


To add to our fun there was an Earth Cache at the beach.   The challenge of the Earth Cache was to find a fossil and take a photo of your GPS with the fossil.


Sandy poses with the fossil find and GPS.
We marvelled at the pans of ice floating by on the incoming tide...


... and wished that the darn tide would stop coming in so we could linger a while longer.


25 comments:

  1. I see that Sooki has a nice puffy red snowsuit. Miss Sadie would enjoy one of those. Heck, I'd like one myself. I also admire the tall cliff full of icicles and the fossils. What are they fossils of? It's just an amazing world, isn't it.

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    1. The fossils are of worm tracks and sea weed (I think). Sooki is such a delicate flower with her own short coat and really needs a warm coat in Winter. Blue Beach is really lovely Gerry.

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  2. Blue Beach is beautiful, as you say, but that outhouse looks a LITTLE drafty to me!

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    1. Sadly the outhouse door is well attached any more and there are a few chinks in the walls ... :-)

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  3. I love reading about your adventures! Lovely new photo at the top of your blog too :)

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    1. Hi Sara, thanks. If you recall what the old image was, you'll understand why I changed it. BTW, didn't YOU take that new photo ?

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  4. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love what you behold. The more I read of your blog, the more I'm encouraged to behold some of that with my own eyes someday.

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    1. Oh what a lovely thing to say ! Thank you Linda.

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  5. Sybil, ohmygoodness. You wrote about the Bay of Fundy. And with such lovely photos, too. I have been nursing a Bay of Fundy story since Christmas-time. We were downstate taking care of my dad who was very ill and not always cognizant. He had trouble hearing, too, so we had no idea what he couldn't hear or understand at times.

    One day he was explaining very patiently about the passenger pigeon picture that hangs over the fireplace. We were all nodding and then, unexpectedly he says: "You know where they returned in the summer, don't you?" We had no idea. "The Bay of Fundy!" he replied. We all looked at each other, having no clear idea exactly WHERE the Bay of Fundy might be. And here you go visiting this beautiful place and posting a blog. Thank you, Sybil.

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    1. I never knew about the Passenger Pigeons going to the Bay of Fundy ! The Bay of Fundy is a marvel with the highest ties in the world ! The equivalent of all the rivers on Earth flow in and out of Fundy every day. The tides at their highest are 48 FEET ! Two high tides and two low tides a day. It's a wonderflull place to visit.

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  6. And you titled it "Wonders alive and long dead"...wow!

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    1. I hope all the snow in your neck of the woods is long gone now, Sybil. Just sayin'.

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  7. Brrrr, these pictures look so very cold! It has been such a very odd winter and spring - hope things are warming up for you soon.

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    1. Things are warming S L O W L Y Karma. But we've had a pretty easy Winter this year so I shouldn't complain.

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  8. Sorry it has taken me awhile to return your visit. I have never been to this beach. It sounds like a wonderful place to explore and hunt for fossils. Love the photo of the cliff of ice. I had no idea eagles congregated into groups. Interesting!

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    1. The Eagles are lured in by the local farmers who throw Chicken carcasses on that field. In January and February tourists come to the area of Sheffield Mills for "Eagle Watch". I guess the Eagles get used to the extra food and gather there.

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  10. Blue Beach looks beautiful, but a little cold for a swim.

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    1. Ahhh dear Les, so are so right. A tad chilly. Blue Beach rocks !

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  11. Our mutual friend, Les Parks, just put me on to your blog. I'm currently living near Calais, ME and now have this trip on my bucket list. Beautiful pictures. I'm going to go back and read your old posts for more suggestions of places to visit.

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    1. Marilyn, if you're coming for a visit and want suggestions of things to see in Nova Scotia feel free to let me know. Happy to help.

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  12. Love the icicles hanging on to the cliff...

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    1. Notice how the bottom has been cut off by the recent tide. Like a hot knife through butter

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    2. Notice how the bottom has been cut off by the recent tide. Like a hot knife through butter

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