A house on the bay

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Just a house on the Bay of Fundy

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A walk on the beach

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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.

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I love ocean beaches as they are ever changing, reshaped by tide, waves, storms, and unfortunately in some cases by humans.

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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.

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Slow down… that’s my advice.

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Bay of Fundy – Kirk Brook

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.

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We took the sort of abandoned section of French Cross Road to get here – you can also take the more civilized mostly paved section.

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Kirk brook meeting the Bay of Fundy

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Sections of the cliffs and sea caves are coated with ice in the winter, making for somewhat treacherous yet beautiful places to visit.

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Church Grove Cemetery Church

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A reflective moment at the Church Grove Cemetery Church, Melvern Square

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Bunky’s Joy

The fishing boat Bunky’s Joy in Lockeport

The fishing boat Bunky’s Joy in Lockeport

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Margarettsville waves

It’s been a wild ride of weather this year – lots of wind, a hurricane, and dramatic overnight fluctuations in temperature.

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I like storms, so I headed to Margarettsville to see the waves generated by a late fall storm.

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The fall of leaves in the fall…

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I love the colours of fall as leaves turn to silver, brown, orange, yellow and red, and then fall to the ground.

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After the storm

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The winds and rain from Hurricane Dorian flattened entire fields of corn in the Annapolis Valley, while leaving some areas unaffected.

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It was quite the storm…

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Nova Scotia Textiles

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A view of the former Nova Scotia Textiles factory in Windsor

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Thumb Hill Creek

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.

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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.

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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.

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The limestone cliffs

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Thumb Hill Creek flowing under Rock Road

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Looking to the west toward the St. Croix River

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