Nova Scotia goats

12 12 2009

How could you not love being greeted by this herd of colorful goats? I especially love that little pocket-sized one, second from left. I shot this photo not too far from the Bay of Fundy, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. My friend John, who hails from Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, was a great photo scout during this road trip. Right after these shots, we took a walk on the mud flats of the Bay of Fundy. Obviously, the tide was out!

According to wikipedia, “during the 12.4 hour tidal period, 115 billion tonnes of water flow in and out of the bay. The quest for world tidal dominance has led to a rivalry between the Minas Basin in the Bay of Fundy and the Leaf Basin in Ungava Bay, over which body lays claim to the highest tides in the world, with supporters in each region claiming a record. The Canadian Hydrographic Service finally declared it a statistical tie, with measurements of a 55.1 feet tidal range in Leaf Basin for Ungava Bay and 55.8 feet at Burntcoat Head for the Bay of Fundy. The highest water level ever recorded in the Bay of Fundy system occurred at the head of Minas basin on the night of October 4-5, 1869 during a tropical cyclone named the “Saxby Gale.” The water level of 70.9 feet resulted from the combination of high winds, abnormally low atmospheric pressure, and a spring tide.”

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