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The Reversing Falls in Saint John, NB

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We have already learned about the highest tide of the world at Fundy National Park and now we have seen the Reversing Falls at Saint John, NB, which is, well, reversing. Every six hours the river is "pushed back" by the high tide of the sea.
The first part of the video was shot at aroun 3pm, at low tide, then the river was flowing "normally" to the sea. The second part of the video was shot at 9:30pm, at the highest tide, then the seawater flows into the river bed and the falls is reversing.

In the background there is a large paper factory of Irving.

Posted by divatmotoros 16:55 Archived in Canada Tagged tide saint_john revering_falls Comments (0)

The highest tide in the world

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I just wrote in my previous post about the world records so often used in the USA for attractions, sometimes being real, sometimes somewhat excessive. Then the next day we found another world record confirmed by several websites about the highest tide in the world!

We went for a walk with the kids at high tides first and it looked like a "normal" bay and a dock with a few fishing boats.

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Then we went the next afternoon at low tide and I dropped my jaws. The sea was nowhere near the shore, actually you can walk about a mile to reach the water. So we walked on the bottom of the sea for about 20 minutes to see the new coastline.

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The dock was also quite special with all the fishing boats standing on the bottom of the dock, without any water under them. They placed a metal frame underneath each boat and they were also fixed with a rope to the dock to prevent overturning. It is also nature's cool reminder of work life balance as no fishermen can do overtime once the water is out of the bay.

The rest of the walk covered a snall lake called "bottomless" which is about 20 meters deep. Nice diagrams explained how this special bay was formed after the last ice age, when the melting ice carried loads of rocks to the seaside, then land moved up and down to form this special area.

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Posted by divatmotoros 01:05 Archived in Canada Tagged beaches boats alma tide fundy_nationalpark Comments (0)

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