Back on the Water
Finally, after what seems like forever, I got back into the water yesterday to test out my arm and my replacement Kokatat Expedition dry suit. The tides in the Bay of Fundy are at their highest and lowest of the summer right now, so playing in the flooding current and the back eddy's was a thrill. The seals that swam along with me clearly did not understand what a kayak was doing in their normally quiet fishing waters.
This morning, I got up early, around 5:30, to take a look at the incredible low tide. It exposed beach and mussel beds that were previously unseen. I then took a hike out to the reversing falls, where my hosts took me to walk around some pristine tidal pools, ones that are only exposed to these extreme tidal swings. Within an hour the tide had risen more than a foot and you could hear the roar of the falls starting up as the tide began to flood in.
Tonight their is a Jazz Festival going on in Lubec Maine, so we will head down that way for what should be some really good music. A couple more days of rest and I will be back on the water for the next leg of the trip.