Sunday, February 10, 2008

Snow-capped Flower Pot

We seem to specialize in weird coastal rock formations around the Bay of Fundy. As you can imagine, 100 billion tonnes of sea water moving in and out of the Bay 2x per day has a significant impact on our coast. In areas of the Bay where sandstone is predominant the tides literally sculpt interesting shapes such as these 'flower pots' (as the locals call 'em). Clearly, this spruce-topped formation was once part of the adjacent mainland now about 100 feet away. This particular flower pot is located in Soley Cove near Bass River, Nova Scotia.

Fundy's best known flower pots are Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. The Rocks has great coastal walking trails, an interpretive centre showing how these formations are created, and easy coastal access for walking around the flower pots at low tide (see footer photo at the bottom of my blog) or kayaking around them at high tide.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the 'flower pot'. I hope it's not losing it's top!

International Flower Delivery said...

wow the photo.