Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fundy (Part 1)

It's been pretty hot and humid here for a while, so for some relief we headed to the coast for some cool Atlantic Ocean breeze, specifically, Fundy National Park on the Bay of Fundy.

As you can see on the sign below, this area boasts the highest tides in the world. The official vertical measurement is 15 meters (50 feet).

Everyday 100 billion tonnes of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy... twice! That's more than the combined flow of all the freshwater rivers in the world. I took these pictures of this bridge at low and high tide and stuck them togeter. The hight of the tide varies throughout the bay, here it's only 10 meters (33 feet).

While the vertical hight is 15 meters (50 feet) the horizontal affect can expose kilometers (miles) of sea floor. In the photo below, everything gets covered in water, aside from the cliffs.

(Click for a larger view)

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