The Roar of the Bay

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bouctouche Dune Eco Trails .. What's Left

The Bouctouche Dune Eco-Centre got hit pretty bad last Winter due to the freakish storm of the century they had in the region.

Me and my buddy Phil drove from Moncton to Bouctouche to check bad the damage was. What was a 12 kilometer trail was cut down to 800 meters or so. What was also interesting was the sand and rocks that buildup higher, actually reinforcing the dune with new plant growth. At some spots the sand was pushed on the other side of the walkway, dumping in the water at the other side of the dune.

First section of the walkway

Water now under the pathway, sand was pushed on the other side.

Nearing the end of the salvaged walkway. Notice the crippled remains on the right?

That's pretty much it. They fixed up the end of that short walkway. There wasn't any steps going down the sandy beach but we assume that they will add those soon so that people can at least walk on the sand the rest of the way.

The rest of the wooden structure is pretty much looking like this the rest of the way for kilometers on end. Driving towards Bouctouche we had noticed piles of debris on the side of the road with wood beams similar to what the pathways were constructed with. I hope that they'll be able to fix this up. If not this year, hopefully the next.

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