Monday, February 27, 2012

Misty Monday - Low Tide

Steps to East Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Campobello Island, New Brunswick  © Doug Hickok
(Click on image for larger view)



The only way to visit the lighthouse is at low tide (you can see how high the water reaches by noticing the marine vegetation, the rust on the stairs & railings, and dark stains on the rocks). On most days, here at the Bay of Fundy, tides will vary about 

30 to 40 feet from low mark to high. Wading or swimming are extremely dangerous due to swift currents and cold water temperatures. Woe to those who get stranded on the island when the tide rushes in. They will have to wait about 8 hours for the next chance to escape.


25 comments:

  1. I love it, Doug. I wonder if anyone ever gets stranded on purpose? :)

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  2. Bonjour Doug,
    This is really a special place, so beautiful green vegetation and this picture is wonderful with the lighthouse detail!
    hugs and a nice week
    Léia

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  3. I love seeing lighthouses! and this place is so picturesque


    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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  4. I remember this place!
    Where's the bright orang cagoule? ;)

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    1. You have such a sharp memory LC!

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    2. No wonder you are fluent in 72 languages... you have to remember so many words! To answer your question, she was standing behind me, further along the trail.

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  5. Scary place but beautiful. I'm picturing the place on high tide. Awesome. Have a great week ahead. :)

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  6. sounds like the perfect setting for a suspense novel.

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  7. Beautifully atmospheric through your delicate compo and framing... Must be sort of thrill visiting there!

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  8. It seems a great place to explore and photograph, I love lighthouses. ;-)

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  9. The red color of the lighthouse makes a nice contrast here, attracting the eyes in that corner. The scenery is beautiful.

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  10. Hi Doug
    Beautiful place!
    Love your picture!
    Many greetings
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  11. isn't fundy bay an amazing a beautiful place? the difference between the tides is so enormous that it boggles the mind. your image captures the essence of the are and the lush green that abounds there! indeed - one wouldn't want to be surprised by the tide there, even though the island is so beautiful ...

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  12. wow, place looks really cool. Looks cold too :)

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  13. Love this dramatic setting . . . Like brattcat, I think it would be a good spot for a suspense novel.
    (p.s. Loved your note on my blog - thanks for hopping over there.)

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  14. Gorgeous scenery and the colors are fantastic Doug!

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  15. Ahhh i remember the Bay of Fundy! Brings back lovely family road-trip memories, fresh fish, happy people and the taste of the ocean

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  16. Great composition and a very cool result. We New Brunswickers are very proud of our "Highest Tides in the World" status. Not sure why we're proud; it's not like we have anything to do with making it so but we're proud nevertheless. Keep the NB posts coming my friend. :-)

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  17. marvelous capture. gorgeous scene

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  18. marvelous capture. gorgeous scene

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  19. it's quite dangerous, but beautiful too.. :) lovely capture.. :)

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