Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Tides

This may be the worst examples of the find the difference in these two images game ever. Both of these sets of photographs were taken today on the Annapolis Royal waterfront in front of the O'Dell House Museum. The images show exactly the same scene (note the position of the Queen Anne's lace in the foreground of the top pictures and the light pole in the bottom ones) plus or minus a whole lot of water.

Over the past few days we have been having the highest tides of the summer in the Bay of Fundy. Since the Annapolis Basin is attached to the Bay of Fundy through the Digby Gut, we get the same tides as the Bay. In our case, we get somewhere in the range of 29 feet (8.8 meters) of tide on average and a couple more on a high tide like the one this afternoon. While the tides tend to fade into every day life, they really are among the most remarkable features of life in Annapolis Royal.

All for now,
RGS

















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