Just a house on the Bay of Fundy
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One of the life lessons I have learned the hard way is to slow down, and enjoy poking about on a walk on the beach. Maybe it’s more like a lesson relearned as I somewhat doubt that I had any pressing issues that would cause me to look at the beach, and then head off in a hurry.
I love ocean beaches as they are ever changing, reshaped by tide, waves, storms, and unfortunately in some cases by humans.
Bits of plastic and rope and other detritus from the Bay of Fundy lobster fishery – it’s all over the place and there is a lot of it.
Slow down… that’s my advice.
If you like the ocean and seclusion, the small beach at Kirk Brook is just the ticket. It’s quiet, and there is a whole lot of shoreline to explore at low tide.
We took the sort of abandoned section of French Cross Road to get here – you can also take the more civilized mostly paved section.
Kirk brook meeting the Bay of Fundy
Sections of the cliffs and sea caves are coated with ice in the winter, making for somewhat treacherous yet beautiful places to visit.
It’s been a wild ride of weather this year – lots of wind, a hurricane, and dramatic overnight fluctuations in temperature.
I like storms, so I headed to Margarettsville to see the waves generated by a late fall storm.
I love the colours of fall as leaves turn to silver, brown, orange, yellow and red, and then fall to the ground.
The winds and rain from Hurricane Dorian flattened entire fields of corn in the Annapolis Valley, while leaving some areas unaffected.
It was quite the storm…
I had been meaning to explore the white cliffs that are just to the north of Highway 101 and St. Croix – I found the time to poke about so I did.
At first, I thought this was the St. Croix River and that the cliffs were exposed gypsum. Nope – this is actually Thumb Hill Creek and the cliffs are exposed limestone. My mistake was due to the highway crossing a river, with a place name of St.Croix River, and then assuming that this section was part of the St.Croix.
Google is my friend when I research such things, both for maps and links to information about what I am looking at. The satellite view of the area cleared up the name of this section of river.
The limestone cliffs
Thumb Hill Creek flowing under Rock Road
Looking to the west toward the St. Croix River