Tag Archives: Saint Mary’s Bay

Foggy Day Walk

  Weeks of rain, wind and fog may not be good for the garden, but for the photographer it spells opportunity. Sony A-900 – Sigma 17-24mm 2.8 – 17mm – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/1,500 Advertisements

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Words of Wisdom – AF Theriault and Son

I was accused recently of not taking enough pictures of people… and it’s true. Then again, a lot of nature and landscape photographers shy away from people in their shots. Taking a good picture of someone is surprisingly difficult. Getting … Continue reading

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Surf – Mavillette Beach

Mavillette beach is a large, horseshoe-shaped, sand beach with an extremely gradual slope into the sea. Coupled with the extremely high tides of the Bay of Fundy it means that when the tide’s out there’s many acres of pure sand … Continue reading

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Two Old Girls

The inshore lobster fishery is a harsh, inglorious, hands-on, traditional business. These two battered old girls may have seen better days, but they are still pressed into service and do their bit. Built as plank-on-frame, wooden boats, they’ve been sheathed … Continue reading

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Bow Thruster – AF Theriault & Son

Bow thrusters give ship’s captains much greater control over their vessels when manoeuvring in tight quarters, often eliminating the need for a tug. They are installed in tubes, running right through the bow of a ship from one side to … Continue reading

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The Business End – Lady Melissa

This giant propeller, in it’s shielded tunnel moves the massive purse seiner, Lady Melissa through the harsh waters of the Gulf of Maine and North Atlantic ocean as she seeks her prey in the lucrative commercial fishery off the shores … Continue reading

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Cape Saint Mary’s

Cape Saint Mary’s marks the separation of the Gulf of Maine from the Bay of Fundy and also the entrance to Saint Mary’s Bay. On the inland side there is a deep, shallow bay which contains Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, … Continue reading

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Lobster Cars – Meteghan Harbour

Meteghan is the principal harbour on Saint Mary’s Bay, in the Acadian French-speaking French Shore of Nova Scotia. Although many species of sea creatures are caught, the American Lobster is king here! These floating shacks, called lobster cars, have large … Continue reading

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Wharf Clean-up Crew

The most ubiquitous seabird of them all, where would we be without the omnipresent Gull, often referred to as the Seagull. The most common gull on the eastern shore of North America is this fella, the Herring Gull. Although their … Continue reading

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Spring Fields and Digby Neck

The Bay of Fundy is essentially a flooded rift valley. During the Jurassic Period, fiery lava fountains spread over the red sandstones, cooling into layer after layer of dark basaltic rock. Today, this can be seen along the southern side … Continue reading

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