Nova Scotia Road Trip! - 2002

55 the coast are banner trees to the max — many appear to be unable to withstand the winds, spray and perhaps salt water intrusions. There are still many wildflowers blooming even though they are of one or two species only. When we came back around to the coast near the lighthouse, we walked over and saw the two-mile long rock reef which separates the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean (longest in the world according to the factoids we have read hereabouts). It was fascinating to watch the waves from each side meeting each other over the shallow reef. There were birds appearing to walk on water at the end of the reef nearest the shore and out from the shore, we saw many seal heads popping up in the waters. We have no idea what kind they were but they were big.

The beaches in this area were littered with seawrack (probably Irish Moss which is a type of seaweed harvested here for commercial use as a carrageenan source) and many open mussel shells as well as other little creatures such as snails, crabs, and the like. The rocks are rounded and smooth and usually red though there are some grayish-greens and bluish greens. There were so many little boats bobbing about and busily hastening over the waters that it was hard to count them. Lots of fishing and lobstering going on around here.

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