|Oh, those cold Canadian waters!|
When we were kids, my parents took us on a trip to New Brunswick, to visit my uncle, aunt, and cousins. One of the places we all went was New River Beach, which is on the Bay of Fundy. I have no recollection my first visit there.
This time around, the weather wasn't actually so miserable; it was pretty normal for New Brunswick - cloudy, windy, and about 60 degrees F. There was practically no one on the beach, and yet, there was plenty of life around.
Here is the New River, on its way to the Bay of Fundy.
|My brave niece, observing the white water up close|
|The New River, as it enters the Bay of Fundy, rather frothily|
And here is the Bay of Fundy at New River Beach.
Click to embiggen to get a better view of life and its forms.
|My brother (closer) and my niece (much further|
away, at water's edge)
|Yours truly, in attire appropriate for a Canadian beach in June|
|Some life forms like to live big.|
|Bay of Fundy seacoast|
|My brother explores the field of seaweed|
|The seaweed life form|
|Interesting sea worm life form|
|Barnacle life form|
|The snail life form|
|An interesting pattern in the sand. Is this evidence of|
a life form?
|A squiggly line in the sand. We were not sure if this|
was caused by water flowing, or some kind of creature.
|They had to walk across an awful lot of seaweed to get up there.|
They were rewarded with a glance at life in tidepools,
and a glimpse of a seal out in the open water.
And finally, here is what not to do with your cell phone when you are standing in a tidepool.
(I hope this video clip works. It's been a long time since I posted a moving picture.)
My phone, which could also be considered a life form, is still alive. It got some sand in it, but I cleaned it off and it works fine.