Posts Tagged ‘sightseeing’

Canadian Rocks

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

While exploring the Big Salmon River on the Fundy Trail, I came upon the following beach:

On that beach I found the following two rock formations within about 10 feet of the water’s edge:

As I examined the rock formations, I wondered how they got there.  Did they get there because

A)     The water washed them up and left them there?
B)      Some wild animal came and stacked them there?
C)      Some human came and stacked them there?

Then I asked myself, “I wonder how long have they been here?”

D)     Days or weeks?
E)      Months or years?
F)      Decades or centuries?

After pondering the situation and analyzing it in great detail, I decided that some human probably stacked them there days or weeks ago.

I suspect that you, the reader, will come to the same conclusion. After all, options A and B are so improbable as to be impossible, and options E and F are highly improbable because storms and spring floods would surely topple the rocks.

“Now,” I thought to myself, “If rocks can’t even form into two simple stacks by chance, how logical is it to think that dirt will somehow acquire life – which is incredibly complex –  by chance, and also be stable enough for millions of years to accomplish it?  I wouldn’t bet my life on it.”

Then I thought of all those Darwinian evolutionists who are betting their eternal lives on just such silliness, and my heart broke.


Canada: Miscellaneous Scenery

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Some interesting pictures from the Bay of Fundy region.  Enjoy.


Canada: Ministers Island

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Moses crossed the Red Sea on dry land. I’ve often wondered how muddy the bottom of the ocean might have been. Wouldn’t the Israelites’ feet get stuck in the mud?

Near St. Andrews is an island called Ministers Island. The only way to reach the island is via a road on the ocean floor that becomes passable by car only at low tide. I had the opportunity to cross the ocean floor in a car! Well, if Moses can do it, why not me? So I decided to check it out. The following are pictures of what it feels like to drive across the ocean bottom.

Although Ministers Island is just one of many places around the Bay of Fundy where one can walk the ocean bottom, it is the only one I found where one can drive on a road on the ocean bottom…

Conclusion:  If I can drive on the ocean bottom, then Moses can walk on the ocean bottom!


Canada: The Old Sow, Deer Island

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The Old Sow is advertised as the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. It’s located at the southern end of Deer Island. One web site describes harrowing stories of boats being sucked into giant vortices. Clearly this is a “must see”, and hopefully a “must experience” for any red-blooded adventurer. So I made it a point to visit Deer Island and say hello to the Old Sow.
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Canada: Fundy Trail, St. Martins

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Cliffs. Waterfalls. Canyons carved by glaciers. Fishing. The coastline of the Bay of Fundy is studded with natural attractions and wonders of all kinds.

The Fundy Trail Park, less than an hour north of Saint John, provides plenty of outdoor adventures for hikers, bikers, and even drivers! One could easily spend several days exploring the park on foot and bike, but that is not necessary. A paved road follows the coastline and provides many sightseeing and photo opportunities in a morning or an afternoon. You can see some of them here.


Canada: Tidal Bore

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This is it.  This is why I came to the Bay of Fundy to begin with:  To see the tide roll in like a huge wave.  Everywhere else in the world such a phenomenon might be called a tidal wave, but around the Bay of Fundy it’s called a tidal bore.  But by no means is it boring – and not only can one watch the event, one can actually participate by riding the bore!  And what fun it is!  Definitely worth the trip.
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Canada: Magnetic Hill

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Billed as a “Must see” attraction, Moncton’s home page states,

Take your foot off the brake and be amazed as your vehicle rolls uphill. Magnetic Hill is Canada’s third most visited natural attraction and is adjacent to a family theme park. A fun time for everyone! Read more…

Canada: Wildlife, St. Stephen, St. Andrews

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One crosses the border from Calais, ME (pronounced “kaelis”, not “kaelay”) to St. Stephen, NB. Though the two towns are separated by an international border defined by the St. Croix River, they live as one community in harmony.
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Canada: Saint John

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Saint John is the largest city on the Bay of Fundy.  It’s actually a city of about 100,000 people, cosmopolitan in nature, and having the feel of a city instead of a small village.  It offers plenty of opportunities for night life, shopping, adventures, and sightseeing.

One could easily spend several days and nights exploring and enjoying Saint John.  Fully experiencing just one of its natural wonders, The Reversing Falls, consumes most of a day.  But I was on a schedule driven by my reservation to ride the tidal bore in Truro.  Besides, city life is city life, but natural wonders are unique.  therefore I was determined to at least view these “reversing” falls; I simply could not imagine how a waterfall could flow upwards!  This was a puzzle to be solved…
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Canadian Adventures

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Canada.  That great, mysterious land north of the 49th parallel.  America’s neighbor and best friend.  We share the longest international border between two countries – peacefully at that!  Yet we know so little…

Whenever someone mentions Canada, I immediately think of cold, snow, ice, pristine forests, and eskimos.  Pictures of polar bears and seals on icebergs sometimes also pop into my head.  And I clearly remember first setting foot on the American continent decades ago in Newfoundland in the winter.  I remember being ushered off the airplane in the bitter cold into snow tunnels and walking forever through those tunnels – dimly lit with electric light bulbs and dug under 12 feet of snow – to get to the terminal.

Then there is the Bay of Fundy.  Many decades ago, as a young man, I heard about a mysterious place “up north” somewhere in Canada where tides run up to 50 feet, compared to a typical tide of only 3 feet here in the U.S.  This is a place where the tide comes roaring in so fast that you can surf it for miles.  A place so dangerous you might be drowned if the tidal wave – a true tidal wave occurring twice daily, not just a rare tsunami – finds you on the wrong beach.  A place where boats are left resting on the ocean floor at low tide.  Or at least thus I imagined and remembered. Read more…