So there I was on the Bay of Fundy, minding my own business, when I realized that normal people don't get to see 100 billion tonnes of seawater flowing back and forth in front of their kitchen windows every day. As someone who has grown up living in the most extreme tides on the planet, I've taken it upon myself to share my adventures living, tasting and exploring the Bay of Fundy.
Stuff I like to do? hike, take pictures, walk on the ocean floor, kayak over the same spot at high tide, garden, eat & cook local cuisine, and explore Bay of Fundy's backroads & sculpted coast in my VW bug with my dog, husband and kids (whoops, not necessarily in that order!) My happiest moments are when I'm sharing my passion for "all things Bay of Fundy" with friends, family and visitors.
Although I'm based in Parrsboro in the upper Bay of Fundy's extreme tidal zone, I travel and explore the whole bay year-round for work and play.
I'm also on Twitter @bayoffundy and I've got a fun collection of 'best of the best' Bay of Fundy videos on www.youtube.com/fundybay
I couldn't resist popping this post in the middle of my winter series...Today is Australia Day, a perfect opportunity to announce the formation of a 'world beating team' that we hope will propel the Bay of Fundy to one of the winning New7Wonders of Nature.
Well, I rarely make two blog posts with video content in a row but I just couldn't resist sharing this preview video of this Sunday's episode of CBC TV's Land & Sea. It features all about our beautiful Bay of Fundy and it airs nationally at noon on Nov 21.
Although the Bay of Fundy is horseshoe-shaped lots of visitors and locals make a loop of it by taking the "Fundy ferry". It's a year-round 3-hr sailing between Digby, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick. Here's a sampling of the trip on our latest episode of the Bay of Fundy Travel Show.
Anyone living in upper Bay of Fundy is quite aware that large tracts of our coastal land are currently protected from tidal inundation by dykes. The original dykes were built by Acadian settlers over 350 years ago to convert salt water marshes to farm land.