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Amethyst Cove

..we have been wanting to rockhound since we went on a trip a couple of years ago..so today we went to a place we were interested in finding..Amethyst Cove.

A steep 70 degree rope assisted desent leads to a rocky Beach..which after a 3km hike leads to Amethyst Cove..beware of the high Bay of Fundy tides and time your arrival on the beach for when the tide goes out…and save energy for the punishing ascent..the picture with me and the walking stick has the point where I forgot my walking stick so I got to go back and get it..punishing.

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Not a bad haul all things considered..including a highly magnetic meteorite(ish) find..I think it is magnetite but still investigating.

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Posted by on August 26, 2016 in fun, geology

 

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Rockhounding Day 1

A* planned a rockhounding weekend for us a month ago after we were daydreaming about boler adventuring and spending months in Yellowstone observing wildlife, geological formations, fossils and such. The problems is that we don’t own a boler nor have months or money for travel so we opted for a B&B tour in the Nova Scotia fossil region..at least we did Parrsboro, Cape d’Or and Joggins. Waaay too many shots for one post but here is a synopsis of day 1..lighthouses, hiking up hills, amazing sheer cliffs eroded by tides, fossilized tree roots, fossilized sand flats, getting lost on crazy dirt backroads, best french onion soup I ever had at an excellent restaurant in Advocate Harbour called Wild Carroway, getting lost on paved roads, hiking up more hills and a tasty Pulled Pork Quesadilla* at Bare Bones Bistro in Parrsboro…

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..it is also not too often you see footlong chunks of coal sitting on the beach either..but enough rockhounding for day 1..back to the B&B for some b-charging of the batteries for day 2. B-charging..B&B…recharging, you know?……groan.
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..ok. so after I put this up as a post I was messing with the app for grids and created some and am going to put up day 1 as grids per event that day..way faster than trying to get the photos in order on this phone..stupid wordpress interface. Plus I don’t have to limit the post pics as much but I worr about quality…
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in fun

 

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