Blomidon Provincial Park

Blomidon Provincial Park

Blomidon Provincial Park

August 16/2007

We had no problem finding the park. As with most parks there are great hiking trails to explore the area, but today all we wanted to do was to walk on the shore. With the enormous difference between low and high tides on the Bay of Fundy the water had retreated way out into the bay.

Also check out my picture of the difference between high and low tide in Saint John, NB and the Reversing Falls of the Saint John River.

low tide at the Bay of Fundy

low tide at the Bay of Fundy

view from the stairs leading down the the shore

view from the stairs leading down the the shore

various rocks on the shore

various rocks on the shore

Panorama looking West

Panorama looking West

Our next stop was Tangled Garden.

Salt Marsh Trail – 2002

Exploring the Salt Marsh Trail – March 31, 2002

The rain has stopped and the temperature has risen to around 10°C, so we decide to go to the beach. What we did not take into consideration is the water temperature of the Atlantic Ocean and the wind off the water was very raw and cut down our time we were there. On top of it my fully charged camera suddenly showed empty and I could only take a few pictures.

Salt Marsh, Cole Harbour, NS

Salt Marsh, Cole Harbour, NS

The Salt Marsh has a provincial hiking trail that is around 6.5 km and is just behind ‘Rainbow Haven’ Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. We first went to the beach and on our way to the water we looked back towards the marsh and saw a hug flock of migrating Canada Geese taking a breather. On the hiking trail through the marsh I was struck by the lichens that were growing on the trees. I had never seen as many in one spot here in the Marititmes. I usually associate this with pictures I had seen from the Bayous of Louisianne. The 2 pictures of the shoreline turned out to look like postcards. We will go back to that marsh when the weather is warmer.

The Salt Marsh is on the other side of the bay from West Lawrence Town where I took some pictures last year.

West Lawrencetown – 2001

West Lawrencetown – June 24/2001. Being new to the area we love to explore. It took us sometime to figure out how to get to West Lawrencetown. We knew about Rainbow Haven which is across from here. It looks just a shore distance, but there is no bridge, you have to take the long way around.

 

West Lawrencetown, Cole Harbour, NS

West Lawrencetown, Cole Harbour, NS