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August 26, 2016

A Walk on the Ocean Floor: The Bay of Fundy

As I’ve mentioned before, I live my life by my bucket list. It provides me with a constant goal- which is something I need to keep me moving forward in life and not a blob on my couch watching The Mindy Project. Also something you should know about me: Mindy is my spirit animal. But I digress.

When my Mom told me her bucket list item was to stand on the ocean floor I knew this was something we had to do together. So my Mom and Dad drove to Ottawa and we began our journey to the East Coast.

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For those of you who don’t know what the Bay of Fundy is, I will explain. It’s a bay on the Atlantic Coast that lies between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tidal range in the world. At some points around the bay, the tide can reach 16 meters. So every day, twice a day, the ocean floor is exposed as the water retracts from the shore. That’s why the water looks redish-brown: it’s constantly moving and mixing with the sand on the shoreline. Basically, the Bay of Fundy allowed me to live out my childhood fantasy of becoming The Little Mermaid.

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One of the best places to view the tides is Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick. Unfortunately, as we drove in we realized it was going to pour rain on and off for the entire day. Because of this rain, the ocean floor was going to be a giant mud puddle. However, we are fearless adventurers and that did not stop us from taking a walk on the ocean floor.

We stopped off at way too many Walmarts along the way and purchased rubber boots, shirts, and rain coats. Hence, despite the fact that I had the cutest nautical-themed outfit picked out, I wore mostly Walmart for this post.

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Check out the seaweed. See, basically a mermaid in rubber boots!

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My wonderful Dad did a ridiculous amount of driving, but we had a blast nevertheless. The Bay of Fundy isn’t technically categorized as a “wonder of the world” but it absolutely should be! There are a few more places along the East Coast I’d like to visit- do you have any suggestions as to where I should go next?

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