Category Archive: rocks & geology

Balanced Rock, More Lighthouses, and Views of Long Island and Brier Island, Nova Scotia. And Apple Cider Slushies.

As I mentioned in my last post, this strip of land was formed by a Triassic-age volcanic range that slowly erupted along fissures. As the thick lava that oozed from these cracks cooled… Continue reading

High Cliff Cove Look-Off, Nova Scotia

On my travels down the thin strip of land on Nova Scotia’s west coast known as Digby Neck I stopped at High Cliff Cove, a small harbor with a couple lobster sheds and… Continue reading

Prim Point Lightstation, Nova Scotia

I think you’re all aware at this point how much I love basalt, whether pillowed, fractured, or eroded. Combine it with ocean coastline and conifer trees, and I’m smitten. Lucky for me, this… Continue reading

Five Islands Provincial Park, Nova Scotia. Or, This Trail Smells Like Curry.

Because I had dallied away much of the morning at Five Islands Lighthouse Park, by the time I reached the provincial park the tide was coming in – and rather quickly. I wanted… Continue reading

Wasson Bluffs and the Fundy Geological Museum

After getting an introduction to the unique geology of the area while at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, I was eager to visit the Fundy Geological Museum. The small interpretive center recapped the geological history… Continue reading

Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia: Lots and Lots (and Lots) of Rocks

I don’t exactly know how to describe how amazing my experience at Joggins Fossil Cliffs was. So, I will just say that hands down, I saw some of the coolest shit I’ve ever… Continue reading

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

The Hopewell Rocks are another marvel produced by the Bay of Fundy. Standing up to seventy feet tall, the multiple eroded sea stacks are a fantastic site, but what makes them all then… Continue reading

St. Martins Sea Caves, New Brunswick

The sea caves of St. Martins were one of the places recommended to me by the incredibly friendly people in the Saint Stephens visitor center. These shallow caves are being continually molded by… Continue reading

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine. Or, Maybe I Like Visiting Lighthouses to Look at Rocks.

Pemaquid was one of my favorite lighthouses I saw in Maine. The structure itself is great – particularly the tower – but the setting is fantastic. The dramatic angles of the basalt and… Continue reading

Kure Beach and Coquina Outcroppings, North Carolina

My last stop before meeting my friends in Oak Island was the Wilmington area. I had heard about some interesting things to do in the area and thought I might have been interested… Continue reading