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Aug 10, 2012 - Walton Lighthouse

The weather finally cleared up but I have been ill for the past week with some mysterious malady of undetermined origin. Feeling better, but still a little wobbly, I decided to take a scenic ride relatively close to home. The Annapolis Valley region borders the Bay of Fundy on the opposite side of the Minas Basin from Five Islands. It is the “bread basket” of Nova Scotia ~ filled with farms and fruit orchards. Heading southwest out of Truro on Provincial Route 236, I bounced along on “roller coaster” dips and curves through lush green...

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Jul 18, 2009 - Walton

We drive around Burncoat head and look out to see the tide starting to come in. We arrive at Walton, park up and set off down to the beach. The shale like shore is made up of red and grey pieces. The cliff face shows the damage from the advancing tide. Eroded caves eat, into the fault lines between the differing rock layers. We see a fisherman walking back from the beach with his catch (a 3foot long fish) and set up a fire on the beach to cook his fish. We return to the campsite as the tide is getting higher

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Sep 2, 2007 - Walton Lighthouse

We loved this! Walton is a coast town on the Minas Basin which is fed from the Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides. We parked all afternoon at this nice lighthouse park, watching the tide come in. Amazing! The water rises about 30 feet or so here, as high as 54 feet one time at a place just 15 miles from here. Not so pretty as it is astounding to see. When tide is in the water is very muddy brown; when tide is out, the shore and beach are interesting but very muddy looking. We plan to see much more of this at New Brunswick's Bay...

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