This is about an hour after dead low tide on Minas Bay, part of the Bay of Fundy tidal system.
I decided it looks fun enough out there I wanted to go, so down two sets of stairs to the rocks and mud.
This is the shot I really wanted when I saw it from the road this afternoon. Yes, those are full-sized people way over there on the left.
The views are amazing, and if the tide wasn’t coming in at a steady pace, I might have lingered a little longer.
Remember this chart from my first Bay of Fundy post few weeks ago? Then, I was down by Annapolis Royal; today’s photos are from Minas Bay, so much bigger tidal swings up here.
The tides at Minas Bay are gradual, not a big rushing moment of glory, more the steady ebb and flow of a huge amount of water through the channel. How powerful? One comparison is 8,000 train engines. And how much water in the whole Bay of Fundy system? 115 billion tons in one tidal period. That is more water than the estimated combined flow of ALL the freshwater rivers on the planet.
So, yeah, if you get the chance to experience the Bay of Fundy, do it.
If you want to learn more about the Bay of Fundy, Wikipedia has a great article to start off your learning.