Ron & Elena's 2007-2010 Travels travel blog

Another view of the Alma at low tide.

We saw mussels while walking in the bay at low tide but...

Our walk at Cannontown Beach at low tide. At high tide the...

The end our our walk at low tide. We’re about 1 kilometer...

 

Alma in the distance from Cannontown Beach.

We saw an amazing variety of colorful stones and rocks on our...

View from the beach. At high tide the water will be about...

The park has a saltwater swimming pool at Cannontown Beach.

Flowers along our walk from the beach to the campground.

 

Small lake near the campground.

 

 

Another view of the harbor at low tide.

So strange to see all these lobster boats setting on the floor...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are three lobster shops in Alma – this is the largest.

Huge salt water tanks with crates of lobster stacked two high all...

Alma Lobster Shop buys from the fishermen, sells a few at retail...

 

Yesterday’s photo of the Salmon River made it look very large but...

View of Alma harbor area from the campground at low tide.

 

In this view the tide is rising and the harbor is almost...

First boat coming into the harbor as the tide is rising.

 

Low tide

Same boats 6 hours later at high tide

 

Roses in the campground

 


(Ron Writing) This morning we hiked down to Cannontown Beach not far from the campground. When it’s within two or three days of either full moon or new moon the tide levels are at their extreme and then during low tide, it’s possible to walk out on the bay floor to a sandbar almost one kilometer off shore. Low tide was at 10:08 AM. Around 9:15 AM we started walking out toward the sandbar and with the water receding ahead of us we made it all the way. The tides at this area and at this time are about 36’ from high to low. Quite amazing.

We then walked back to the harbor in Alma to take a look at the boats tied to the dock while it was low tide. As you see in the photos, all the boats are setting in “dry dock”. The fishermen have to time their workday around the tide schedules so their hours keep changing every day. And if they get caught in a storm they have to ride it out until the tide is back in so they can get back into the harbor.

After all that hiking we spent a relaxing afternoon at home. We also did the laundry since they have a very nice facility and the price is reasonable. This evening had pizza at Saprano's in Alma and used their WiFi. Elena’s computer was able to connect with no problem but my computer that had all the photos and blog information was unable to connect due to some conflict with IP addresses. So the blog will have to wait.



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