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Blue Beach - Hantsport, Nova Scotia (Fall 2013)

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I had meant to make a post on my blog on my last trip from last year to Blue Beach, in Nova Scotia but it had slipped my mind. I had brought my new Olympus SLR camera with me to capture snapshots and compare the quality with what I used to take photos with. A bit bulkier than the old gal, but I must admit that I won't miss her much. I can't recall when I went down there, and the data on the camera isn't accurate as I didn't bother setting the right time/date format.
On this trek you will notice there's a little of everything spread all over along the beach. South of the Jurassic and Triassic rocks that make up most of the Blomidon Peninsula lies the Carboniferous Horton Formation. These fossil bearing sedimentary rocks stretch from a little South of Hantsport to about Boot Island, North East of the city of Wolfville. The further one ventures South, the more you'll encounter rocks containing evaporites. These would be mostly part of the Carboniferous Win…

Bay of Fundy in January

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In the Maritimes its a slow time of year when you hit the Winter months. With Winter, comes the inevitable Winter blue and it sucks. This Winter started pretty nasty around the Holidays with several snow storms blanketing the area. Coming into January 2014, we got a few days of reprieve with above normal temperatures. I decided to hit the road to try to snap myself out of this Winter torpor. Here's a few photos:
Joggins, Nova Scotia


From Hardscrabble road heading South. You can see the Joggins Fossil Center on the left.

The force of the bay is so great that it just piles ice and creates this awesome scenery.

Fossil cliffs at Joggins down Lower Cove. Not easily accessible in Winter and very dangerous.

View from the bridge down Shulie road, overlooking the old road structures.

Chunks of ice covery most of the beach. Hard to walk and tricky to step on. Glad to see a few patches of rocky ground to step on.



Alma, New Brunswick


Coming down from Fundy Park we noticed this rainbow…