Truro Tidal Bore

Another phenomenon that occurs in the Bay of Fundy is a tidal bore.  The definition of a “tidal bore” is = a large wave caused by the funneling of a flood tide as it enters a long, narrow, shallow inlet.   Or per Wikipedia – “A phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay’s current.”

This we really wanted to see.  Truro has a tidal bore twice a day and we gathered with many others to experience this.  This is what we saw, notice the little ripple on the middle of the shore, look hard.

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Needless to say we were underwhelmed.  But it is a real thing I have seen video of people surfing and they have outfitters that offer rafting or tubing on the bores, just not the day we went…

This picture also shows a ripple, but not a wave.

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Peace and Love


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