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Clifton (June 2014)

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As I promised myself, this has now become a yearly trip for me. As I'm getting ready to head out soon, let's reminisce on a previous trip that happened on one, if not THE hottest day of June of 2014.
..as one comes down from the wave breakers near the wharf of Stonehaven
I checked the weather for that day and I knew it was going to be a hot one, but I never anticipated what hot was in this area. I've prepared but soon to find out I could have been more careful. But I digress. Moving on.

If you've been keeping tabs on my previous Clifton posts, you'll remember that these layers are mostly perpendicular to each other, almost perfectly horizontal observed in short distances. The Sandstone tends to meet with meandering bodies of water. When you walk, you'll mostly see the rock layers as shown from the pic above, and then bam, you'll get to see this:

The lenses show bodies infilled with different clast size, forming sandstone and/or mudstone type filled channel…

Joggins, Nova Scotia - October 2014

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October of 2014 saw a few storms that rocked the coast of Joggins pretty good. In sites like these, the day(s) after a storm is the best day to see if nature revealed more of its secrets. I invited my friend Ray to come down South to Nova Scotia with me for a little trip and boom, on the road with good company!

For people that don't know what or where Joggins is by now (look up my previous posts or just search for it on the 'InTeRnEtS' via a search engine), you'll find out that this UNESCO site plays a crucial part in trying to understand our past, before the domination of giant diapsids, aka dinosaurs. This place touts having discovered some of the (if not the) oldest reptile ever found, which most remains are lodged inside fossil trees which Joggins is reknowned for.

The area that we usually like to walk to is a section along the Joggins Formation, located between Lower Cove and Shulie. The formations North/North East of the targeted section, Boss Point/Lower Cove,…

New Brunswick Museum's Research Lab (Day In Saint John, NB)

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A few weekends ago I went for a day trip to Saint John to meet up with my friend Matt at the New Brunswick Museum's Steinhammer Lab. He's currently doing a stint at the research facility and I couldn't resist, desperately wanting to tour this historic place.

This building was the original New Brunswick Museum until it needed more space to accommodate a growing collection. In the 1990s, the exhibition displays found a new home downtown (Market Street area), but most of its collection (closed to the public) was kept at the original building on Douglas Avenue.
This museum is considered Canada's oldest, housing collections dating back to its first proprietor, Abraham Gesner. The influence of the Steinhammer Club, comprised of geologists from the area and abroad, was pivotal in the history of Geology across the globe. They founded the Natural History Society of New Brunswick, and from there the contributions to science have been crucial to the advancement of several fi…

Maple Kinda Day

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(Back in early April)


Winter delayed this year's maple season with long term frigid conditions and mountains of snow still lingering around, refusing to go away.  Going to the sugar shack is a sign that Winter is finally coming to an end.  What better way than to celebrate with a belly full of maple!
This sugar shack is located in Stilesville, up around Gorge Road in the Indian Mountains (a few minutes drive from Moncton).  There are several shacks vying for our business, but I like going to the one all the way to the end called Trites Maples (recently changed from Trites Family Sugar Bush).
Heading towards sugar shack at the end of the road



Most lines finally jutting out from the snow, promoting sap transportation




They've renovated and it looks amazing!  They added an extension which double the size of the place.  The wood stove is also positioned in the center, distributing heat and making it very comfortable.  The outside porch was also added, which is great for people wai…