This morning we stopped by Maccan Wetlands Park to check the time posting for the tidal bore today. A tidal bore is when the river is running its normal way and the tide is coming in and creates a wave of rushing water into the river from the bay. The time said 4:40 give or take 20 minutes. We arrived at 4:10 and walked a short trail and then say at the picnic tables going over some of our treasures. IÂ have been collecting pieces of pottery heÂ finds on beaches.
B is collecting beach glass. He has quite a large collection at this point. He even found a small piece of blue! No red yet.
We were looking at the tide chart (and not hinging that it looked like it was hand typed and markers up) and saw it was put together by a local man named Gordon Boss. He apparently (according to the sheet) lives right near by.
As weÂ sat waiting for the bore a gentleman walked up and starting talking to us about the bore. It was Gordon Boss! He is 88 years young, still drives, and loves to share information about the bores. He comes almost every day to see the bore. I guess I would too if I lived at a hill over looking the area it can be seen.
We saw the water slowly start to come around the bend and then push up the river. There was an area it went flat, presumably a deeper portion of the river bed.
At the highest tides not he month the tide pushed in silt all the way to where we were standing!
This was a really neat experience that I am really glad we got to have today. We came back to the motorhome and cleaned up, cooled off and rehydrated. We opted no swimming tonight. We got journals caught up, laundry finished and the motorhome tidied for tomorrows departure towards Baddeck, NS.