The view from the Normaway dining room. Grey morning, but still a nice sight.
Where do we go from here? It's decision making time and the clouds over Cape Breton are heavy. Somewhere south of here we know it's clearing.
A brief wait at the Canso causeway.
This sharp little number wanted to race near Truro.. I wouldn't let Dave do it. What was that car? Finally driving with the top down!
Notice the skies are clearing. this is near Great Village. Getting warm .
A wheat field near Glenholm, Minas Basin in the background.. Also passed strawberry and carrot fields.
Stopped in Bass River at the Joy Laking Gallery. I hardly expected to meet her on a Labor Day Weekend. She enthusiastically pointed us on to Parrsboro for tide walks. I recognized much of her inspiration on the drive.
Could not coax this Burmese Mountain dog from her spot for a better photo.
So swings the car, the tides, the world.
The Inn keeper was off enjoying a beautiful afternoon. A note said back at 4. The local Parrsboro Tourist Information Center was happy to make the reservation for us, allowing us some quality shore time. Returned to a room saved for us!
Shook the Cape Breton rain and now the tide's out with two more hours before it turns. Perfect. We are on vacation!
It's a wonder when you first notice how rapidly the retreating tide is actually moving. A minute later these rocks are uncovered.
Like water running out of a bathtub. One minute later and it's obvious, multiply this by millions of gallons of sea and its awesome. A few hours later and the incoming tide is equally as impressive.Glooscap's 12 hour tub- filling. Some bath.
Caves! Crevices! Get into it!
A little too rough for my massage therapist hands. Dave gets higher than my attempts. Great footholds.
High tide will cover all of the beach but there's plenty of it now. Notice the Labor Day holiday crowds.
Nothing witty to say, it's simply beautiful being here.
I feel like one here!
A look down at the natural causeway and beach At Partridge Island. A steep but short climb provides views from above for the north and south sides. Good to do when the water is high and you have no access to wander around the shore perimeter.
There is at least six people at water line digging clams. This photo can't emphasize the scale of the tides and the steepness and size of this beach.
Dinosaurs still walk the land. You see them as lawn ornaments and on rooftops. Here, for instance, at the Fundy Geologic Museum.
Lawn ornaments and harbour ornaments, Parrsboro appears strange to a first time visitor.
Close to the far end of Parrsboro Harbour, for the moment, a mile long mud flat.
Find the real dinosaur in this picture. The discovery of dinosaur fossils is Parrsboro's recent claim to fame.