Thursday, July 11, 2013

Whale Watchers

Whale Video

Back in 2007 I had a chance to visit Brier Island and go whale watching. It was a wonderful experience I'll never forget.
Brier Island is a rugged diamond in Nova Scotia's crown, home to an industrious seafaring people, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, and some of the best sunsets you will ever see. The westernmost point in the province, this small basalt island sits where the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy meet, and offers a truly different pace of life for residents and visitors alike. The fishing boats still come and go as they have done for generations, the whales swim by as they have done since time immemorial, and the eternal tides rise and fall like clockwork. For those who are looking for an escape from hustle and bustle, it won't matter if you visit Brier Island in the warm sunshine or cloaked in mysterious fog - you can't help but relax and slow down while you're here. Reconnecting with Nature is also very easy to do here; hiking and mountain-bike trails criss-cross the island, rare plants have taken root here, and seals frequently sun themselves on the rocks at Seal Cove. Bring your cameras and binoculars; our island is a whale-watching paradise, and, being on the Atlantic Flyway, we also play host to many birds from afar during their migration. For geology buffs, our Greenhead resembles the UK's Giant's Causeway, and the beaches here are ideal for rockhounding. Time and tide wait for no one, but here they move at a sane pace. Come see for yourselves; we'll be waiting for you. :)

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