Hopewell Cape, Nova Scotia

Hopewell Rocks Exploration Site

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Hopewell Cape is located near the end of the Fundy Bay.
The tide is the largest at the end of the bay.

The tide (difference between high and low tides) is greatest when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun and in the summertime. They have recorded tides as high as 54 feet.

While we were here it only got to a measly 41.8 feet.

The large tide causes interesting erosion along the shoreline.
There are many caves and pillars which are called "Flower Pots."

We never viewed the peak high or low tides while here. We were within 1 hour of each.
A 40 foot tide changes about 6 feet every hour.

Near Low Tide.
We are looking down from an observation platform on the cliff.
The people below are "walking on the ocean floor."

Near High Tide
Looking down from the same observation platform in the prior picture.
During the highest tide, the water touches the bottom of the arch (in the center of the picture).

This is the arch that fills with water at the highest tides.

On the stairway which takes you to the ocean floor during low tide.

Near Low Tide.
This is one of the many "flower pots".
Notice the roots of the tree on top holding on for dear life!
The seaweed goes from it's base to about 4 feet above that persons head in the picture.
The water is about 100 yds behind the flower pot and down about 20 ft.

Near Low Tide.
Some more of the caves and flower pots.

Near Low Tide.
It is almost 4:45 and time to get off the ocean floor.
The site closes at 5:00 PM sharp, and they chase you off.
You can see the steps leading up in the background behind Mom.

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