Acadia Journey

Fundy Shore in Nova Scotia

July 16

Cape d'Or Lighthouse::Cape d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Cape d'Or Lighthouse
Cape d'Or::Cape d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Cape d'Or
Local Restaurant::Spencer’s Island, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Local Restaurant

We found the Fundy Shore in Nova Scotia to be quiet and with very few visitors. Easy to observe, the world's highest tides are undoubtedly the biggest attraction here. We watched tides from the shore in several places, reaching them by driving back roads. We stopped at Cape d'Or and the settlement named Spencer's Island. The latter proved to be a place where the merchant ship Mary Celeste was built right on the beach. She is the famous ghost ship that was found in 1872, unmanned, and seemingly abandoned. Mary Celeste’s mystery has never been solved.

Spencer’s Island Lighthouse::Spencer’s Island, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Spencer’s Island Lighthouse
Resting Beside a Cliff::Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Resting Beside a Cliff
Looking at Fossilized Sigillaria Tree::Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Looking at Fossilized Sigillaria Tree

Joggings in Nova Scotia was the last stop of our New England and Maritime Canada trip. We wanted to see the fossils, lying directly on the beach. We were not disappointed this time; there are plenty of fossils from the Pennsylvanian subperiod. During low tide, we walked along the shore looking at the rocks, turning stones and trying to make a meaning to whatever unusual imprint we found. We noticed the tree trunks, stems and leaves of many plants. Unfortunately, we had no luck, see the traces of animal fossils.

Green Fields::Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Fossilized Plant Leaves
Plant Stems Imprints::Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Plant Stems Imprints
Low Tide, Joggins Cliffs::Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada::
Low Tide, Joggins Cliffs

It was the end of our first trip with Jeep Wrangler we called Balios. After sunset, we hit the road heading home.

© 2011 Maciej Swulinski