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Posted by on Aug 2, 2009 in Holidays

Bay of Fundy Tides

Just back from a month-long road trip to New Brunswick. What a wondrous and wild province. Staying in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea helped me understand how much the tides and fog dictate this tiny community.  The Bay of Fundy tides, in particular, are a wonder to behold. Trying to help a man whose van got stuck on the ocean floor while driving to Minister’s Island at low tide was a hands-on geography lesson. “Remove the children from the van immediately and take them to solid ground”, said the 911 operator.  We did, and within minutes, a tow truck and ambulance arrived to rescue the driver and vehicle before the ocean could swallow the van.

In addition to some lovely holiday memories, I now have a deeper understanding of and respect for the tides whose fluctuations are mysteriously linked to the sun and the moon.

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