12 November, 2011

Tidal Bore, Advocate Harbour and Cape D'Or

A tidal BORE was a new experience for me. Here is Wikipedia's definition: A tidal bore (or simply bore in context, or also aegir, eagre, or eygre) is a tidalphenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay's current.
When we arrived the river was draining out (toward you, the viewer) this was the lowest point:
In this next shot you will see the leading wave, the BORE, coming in:
Now, the same location shot as the first one, this time the river is filling in (away from you, the viewer): This happens quickly, too!
From Maitland we headed toward Advocate Harbour by way of Five Islands Lighthouse:
We rented a cottage overnight here in Advocate Harbour:
A peaceful and deserted rocky beach was the perfect place for a stroll, just steps from our door:
We drove a few miles to watch the sun set at Cape D'Or, a recommendation from the locals:
Cape D'or cliffs, the copper in the rock reflects the golden light (hence, the name) as the sun goes down:

A sunset to remember!
Life is Good!

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Quiltdivajulie said...

Just beautiful (you and DH and the scenery).

hope said...

These pictures make me miss the lakes!! Just beautiful and looks like your having such a good time. Hope

KaHolly said...

Ansolutely the best!! Love all your pictures. Don't you just wish everyone could smell it, too??

LizA. said...

Absolutely beautiful. This is my idea of a perfect vacation--lots of water and beautiful sunsets.

Janet O. said...

It was all beautiful, but the sunset at the end took my breath away!

lindsey said...

Beautiful photos and such a pretty place to visit. Those cottages look amazing!

Barbara said...

Everywhere you travelled has that astonishing clean beauty - what an experience...

Quilter Kathy said...

Such beautiful photos of a glorious place on the earth! I have never seen the tidal bore, but tried to catch it...you were lucky!