High Tide Horror? 2




The Bay of Fundy claims the world’s highest tidal change, and in Maitland, Nova Scotia that water runs unsettlingly red. Our tidal bore guide rafted us out to a sandbar, invited us out of the raft, and insisted that we go watch the tide cover the sandbar.

Ann in heavy jumpsuit

Sexy survival suit to cut the chill.

None of us seemed too keen on the idea of walking the length of a drowning sandbar, but the experience turned out to be my favorite of the trip.
As the floodwater’s shallow leading edge lapped over sand ripples, it made a cheerful, almost tinkly, sound. The pink wavelets seemed to be whispering and chuckling like cute horror show “innocents” plotting some grotesque torture for us.  As we backed away, my fellow adventurers felt the same eerie enchantment and were quick with a “No!” when I said, “Look what followed me home, can I keep it?”

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Ann Williams’ travel articles have appeared in publications all over the country including The Washington Post, Roads to Adventure, and Jack and Jill. Between researching and writing books, she specializes in creative lectures.

2 thoughts on “High Tide Horror?

    • breathtakebyways Post author

      Thanks for asking Adele! Maitland’s water is red because there’s so much erosion, and the soil is red. You are probably thinking of red tides which are caused by overgrowths of algae that can be toxic or otherwise harmful.

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