The Roar of the Bay

The Roar of the Bay
The Roar of the Bay

Monday, April 1, 2013

Joggins - March 2013

I had been cooped up for a few months and the last few weeks of winter had been brutal health wise. I thought at one point I was having cabin fever symptoms. A few weekends ago I had taken a nice little drive in the Cape Enraged (New Brunswick) at the end of my bout with a nasty flu. The weather had been a little bit better and the Sun was actually gonna make an apparition for much of the weekend, so there was no way I would stay at home and not partake in a little road trip!

I drove South to Joggins for a short road trip. By the time I would get there, low tide would have already started to turn. I hit the beach at about 8:30am and it was a little bit nippy, especially in the shadow of the cliffs. Big chunks of ice were hanging high and melting, causing sediment to fall in big heaps at the foot of the cliffs. I had a few hours of wandering on the beach before it became too dangerous with the Sun bearing down on the ice.

The trees that were familiar to me from last year were practically all gone, either buried in sediment, or carried away by the force of the tides. There was a few that had escaped destruction, for the time being anyways. But with all this weathering and grinding of the rocks by Mother Nature, lots of new material surfaced on the beach. New plants, animals, and trackways littered the beach. I didn't stick around too long, but I did take a few pics here and there.

Joggins was a little trip to get me going. I'll probably hit the Blomidon area next to see what secrets the beaches have dug up.

Cross bedding


Water channel

One of the few remaining trees


  1. Just wanted to say it's nice to see someone local exposing the great places here in the maritimes. It seems like it's a non existent thing on the internet. It's even better to see all the neat places along the bay of Fundy, my favourite place.Keep up the great work

    Valmond Comeau

  2. Merci Valmond! Much appreciated! People want to visit beautiful, mysterious, and exotic places and go outside to seek adventure, but they often overlook the gorgeous sites that dot the landscape of our own backyards.

    There's a ton to discover and I'm hoping to share as much as I can and as often as I can!

    Thanks for the cudos! Merci!
    - Keenan