Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bring on the parting of the sea



As a lifetime resident of the Bay of Fundy I'm often surprised and delighted by visitors' impressions of our region. And sometimes it takes a newcomer to see the Bay with fresh eyes and new potential. Such was the case a few years ago when a Californian arrived on the shores of Five Islands in the upper Bay on the Nova Scotia side. Dick Lemon turned up and created an ecological retreat atop one of the islands then, while looking out at his extraordinary view, thought "wouldn't it be fun if we created an event where people could enjoy this beauty by walking and running across the ocean floor during the one or two lowest tide days of the year." Hence, the Not Since Moses race was born!

This year's race is today and tomorrow, sold-out, with over 600 walkers & runners attending. This short video I made last year will give you an idea of what a crazy bit of fund this was last year. Bring it on again today!

3 comments:

Leanne said...

Nice job Terri :D

Deborah Carr said...

Awww, Terri - Awesome video!! I was so excited to hear about the inaugural race last year - thought it was an incredible idea - looks like I have to mark my calendar for next year, since I missed this year's! As many years as I've trod and mucked about the Fundy floor (even dragged a kayak through it), I must say, I've never run through it...

Keep up the great work sharing our wonderful Bay of Fundy and all we love about it with the world.

Peter D said...

Brilliant! The Boston marathon for the eco-adventure lover! Looking forward to the rest of the reports on one of the worlds most incredible and awe inspiring eco systems.