Monday, February 13, 2012

Exploring Fundy "icefalls" - don't try this at home!

It's a matter of some debate as to whether Fundyites are more or less inclined to be cautious around our tidal coasts than visitors. Really, with all the experience we've had with close calls and, sadly, sometimes misses, you'd think....

But sometimes familiarity breeds excess confidence - such as a few years ago when a Fundy high school teacher & students ended up making a 'human chain' through chest-high tidal waters. Seems they got trapped by the incoming tides in a cove after taking a badly perceived short-cut along the beach from a coastal cliff hike!

I got goofing around this weekend at low tide beach with the enchanting 'icefalls' spurting off the, in this instance, with 1000s of lbs of ice over my head, I may fairly be voted as one of the 'not so bright' locals. Still, I lived to tell the tale but I wouldn't suggest trying this!!

(and drinking from the melting ice? not so swift!)


Unknown said...

Hi Terri, that looks pretty interesting. Where is it located?

Terri said...

Halls Harbour beach just outside Kentville Nova Scotia...visit at your own risk! :-)

Austin D said...

Maybe we could start a tradition such as the Irish have with the Blarney Stone
Kiss the frozen water fall.

There is a falls froze there, that whoever kisses,

Oh! He never misses to grow eloquent:

'Tis he may clamber to a lady's chamber,

Or become a member of Parliament.

Mitsy#9 said...

Happy no one got hurt... but did make make great photos :0)

Linda H said...

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Cheers from Fredericton,
Linda at Stitch Lines

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I think the same thing when I walk near the rock walls along second beach and out under the golf course. There's plenty of evidence of frequent slides......
These ice photos are awesome.