Friday, March 6, 2009

Truro, Nova Scotia: Tidal Bore

The Bay of Fundy in Atlantic Canada is known for having the world's most powerful tides. Don't ask, the Webmaster is no marine biologist. But he does know what such tides can create: a tidal bore.

Pictured is the Salmon River in Truro, Nova Scotia. The tide is out, and the river is way down. But when the tide comes in at the Bay, the water actually pushes upstream and fills up the river basin. The start of the process is particularly remarkable; it sounds like trucks in the distance in the first, and then the water level gets higher and higher. Think of the water almost spilling over the banks.

An odd tourist attraction, perhaps, but interesting. Certainly not a bore.

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