Maritimes Road Trip - Day 10


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August 3rd 2013
Published: August 4th 2013
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Day 10: We left camp at about 9 AM headed for Truro, NS to see the tidal bore. We got there about 10:45 anticipating the bore at 11:05. Well, the tidal bore appeared just before 11 AM. While it was really small, about 4-6 inches high, it was very interesting to watch the fiver flowing out and all of a sudden it had changed directions and was flowing in, BIG TIME !! We watched from an old bridge abutment. There was an iron tank in the river where we were watching which stuck out of the water at least 2 ft and it only took about 10 minutes for the tide to come up enough to completely cover that tank. Water was really muddy. After the tidal bore was done, we drove into downtown Truro and went to a Farmers Market. Gena bought some fresh carrots and Charlie bought fresh onions. Bob bought a thin slice of smoked Gouda cheese produced by a local cheese factory. Then on to Murphy’s Fish & Chips for lunch. Truro had an infection of Dutch Elm disease in 1982 that killed all the really big elm trees. Rather than just cutting them down, they had
Iron Pipe in the riverIron Pipe in the riverIron Pipe in the river

before the arrival of the tidal bore and water flowing out.
artists came carve them up into statues. Got pictures of a few. On the way back to the CG we stopped by the pier again to see if the tide was in enough to float the Lobster boats. There was water under them, but not enough yet to float them. Shortly after we made it back to the CG, it poured. Just after 6 PM we sat down to crock pot lasagna that Charlie had put together and let cook all day. It was excellent !


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Tidal BoreTidal Bore
Tidal Bore

Covering a sand bar
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Iron Pipe

10 minutes after the tidal bore passed by, the pipe is almost gone.
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Mural

Mural on the end of a building in Truro, NS
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Elm Carving

A Mountie in front of the RCMP station in Truro, NS
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Elm Carving

Looks like Paul Bunyan but is a NS Lumber jack circa 1900
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Elm Carving

Alexander Forrester - First principle of the Provincial Normal School
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Elm Carving

Robert Stanfield - a local politician - 1914-2003
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Elm Carving

Friends of the forest
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Elm Carving

Hiran Hyde - Local entrepreneur - established the first stage coach line in NS. Bob & Gena in the coach.
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Elm Carving

Girl Guides (known as Girl Scouts in the US)
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Elm Carving

Vera Clyke, Church Organist
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Still hard aground

Tide coming in, but not high enough yet to float the boat


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