Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saint John (Bay of Fundy) New Brunswick Part 2


Celebrity Constellation in port in Saint John, the largest city in New Brunswick.

The Bay of Fundy. Twice daily, the tides of the Bay of Fundy rise faster than the river can empty. When this happens, the tides push the river upstream, causing the rapids to run in the opposite direction and the St. John River to flow backwards. The Reversing Falls is a natural phenomenon, the tides are the highest in the world!

"Slack" time in the Bay of Fundy....

We went back to the same spot later in the day when the tide was starting to rise.

Another view. This was so interesting that we even bought a DVD explaining the phenomenon with time-lapse photography over a 24 hour time period. For more information on the Bay of Fundy please visit  http://www.new-brunswick.net/Saint_John/reversingfalls/reversing.html

1 comment:

Rosa Robichaud said...

Elaine.. you did an EXCELLENT job in explaining our "Reversing Falls"!!!

You need to submit an application for tour guide, here! *grin*

Once again... can't tell you how much fun I had!!!!

Rosa