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Tidal Bore Rafting: The best way to experience the Bay of Fundy

by on Jul.31, 2011, under Uncategorized

The Bay of Fundy has the extraordinary tidal bore phenomenon, which is where the incoming tide overpower the current of outflowing estuaries and rivers. Two times a day, around high tide, an enormous amount of seawater surges out of the Bay of Fundy directly into the estuaries and rivers which feed the bay. The narrowing riverbanks force the soaring tidal water in a incredible surge and often also a noticeable standing wave, at times 1 meter (3 ft) high! While the roaring and swirling seawater charges upstream at speeds in the region of 15 kilometers per hour (10 miles per hour) it produces rapids in its wake which can be in the range of 3 to 3.5 meters (10-12 ft) high.

The majority of estuaries and rivers flowing directly into the northern parts of the Bay of Fundy in between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick get tidal bores. Many of them can be found over on the Nova Scotia half of the Bay of Fundy. However, you might have difficulty discovering all of them without the assistance of a few local people. A few unique locations to check out a tidal bore include:

– The Petitcodiac River. In the past the biggest tidal bore in all of Canada And America exceeded 2 metres (6.6 feet); unfortunately, causeway development and also widespread silting lessened it to nothing but a small swell, until the causeway gates got opened up on April 14, 2010 as a component of the Petitcodiac River Restoration project and as a direct result the tidal bore begun to increase just as before.
– The bore is swiftest and strongest in a number of the tinier rivers which flow into the Bay of Fundy such as the River Hebert and Maccan River on Cumberland Basin (roughly 10 mins out of Amherst), the St. Croix, Herbert and Kennetcook Rivers inside the Minas Basin, as well as the Salmon River in Truro.

Tourists generally prefer to go to the places that feature interpretation panels such as the kinds located around the Maccan River as well as the Shubenacadie River close to the South Maitland Tidal Bore look-off. You’ll want to keep in mind that the bore time doesn’t always match up with the high tide periods shown on a tide graph or chart. All of it is dependent upon the place down the river you’re located, therefore it is better to talk with a few of the local outfitters in advance.

As intriguing as it is to see the tidal bore from the riverbanks, it really is a lot more exciting to try white water river rafting in it. This specific adventure is exclusive to the Bay of Fundy given that the Shubenacadie River, found in Nova Scotia, is considered the sole spot on earth where you can enjoy tidal bore rafting.

In the summer months, experienced guides take visitors on a one-of-a-kind, upriver rafting adventure. These adventures often also include an extremely fun mud sliding session. Tidal bore rafting might just be the best way to experience the Bay of Fundy tides first hand!

The Bay of Fundy tidal bore isn’t the only reason to visit us this summer. Check out our extensive list of 52 reasons to visit the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia at http://bayoffundy.com/52

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    The incredible Oregon rafting

    by on Jan.28, 2011, under Travel

    The state of Oregon is a rafter’s paradise. It has different scenic locales that make rafting even more fun and exciting. Thus you should always go for Oregon rafting. If you are interested in adventure sports then you should visit this place as it is considered one of the best.

    It is to be noted that Oregon has many water bodies where such activities take place but River Rogue is considered number one. It is maintained properly and is protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

    You should know that there are many guided tours here that would take you through the river but it is the sport that draws thousands of people every year from different parts of the world. Many travel magazines have appreciated the good work that goes into maintaining this water body as well as keep the tourism alive here.

    If you are finally thinking of going there for a short trip then you need to make proper arrangements as you need to find a good professional rafting company there. The companies provide you with all the gear and you do not need to carry all the stuff right from your homes.

    Also make sure that you get the best deals and you are not left to choose some poor rafting company as then you may end up cursing yourself. Plan your trip well in advance to get to reserve a place for yourself with a good company. This way you can make sure that you enjoy the trip as much as others.

    Oregon rafting has really lived up to its name all these years and there is absolutely no reason for you to fear it or avoid it. However it is not for the faint hearted and if you are really afraid of all these things then it is better to go for a guided tour.

    Tom Lee has been contributing to leading American River Touring Association for the past 10 years. He’s also an accredited researcher on the subject for leading research institutes in the US. Thus White Water Oregon Rafting is indeed one of its kind. The trail, the lodges, the ambience, the flora and fauna all add up to its beauty and grandeur.

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    Pura Vida, Costa Rica – More Reasons To Visit This Great country

    by on Apr.23, 2010, under Adventures

    Costa Rica truly is one of the top destinations to visit because of its amazing biodiversity and incredible sceneries ranging from beaches like Coyote and San Miguel to tropical forests.

    Puerto Viejo is the perfect blend of beaches and amazing surfing options. Manzanillo located 12kms away from Puerto Viejo is the ideal spot to go snorkeling. Finca La Isla Botanical Garden or the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Gandoca are a mixture of a tropical and magnificent animal and plant species.

    San Jose has an impressive amount of museums and colonial buildings. Here you can explore the eastern styled gardens, water ponds, fountains and streams of the Japanese Friendship Garden or go for a visit to the edge of the Poas Volcano’s crater located in the Poas Volcano National Park.

    Here you can explore the eastern styled gardens, water ponds, fountains and streams of the Japanese Friendship Garden or go for a visit to the edge of the Poas Volcano’s crater located in the Poas Volcano National Park.

    You see and feel the beauty of the Arenal Volcano as you hike along the tropical rain forest in front of it or you can visit the therapeutic Hot Springs. You can also unravel the underground world at the Venado Caves through rock passages filled with bats and stalagmites.

    You can also unravel the underground world at the Venado Caves through rock passages filled with bats and stalagmites. Also The Palo Verde National Park is very interesting and located between the Bebedero and Tempisque rivers and is the largest marshlands in Costa Rica.

    You also get the opportunity to unravel the underground world at the Venado Caves through rock passages filled with bats and stalagmites. Also The Palo Verde National Park is very interesting and located between the Bebedero and Tempisque rivers and is the largest marshlands in Costa Rica. Las but not least you can also hike through Monteverde and the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve as you see their beautiful flora and fauna. The Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio and Quepos are a great for fishing too.

    Marina K. Villatoro, the Travel Experta, has been living in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for over 10 years. She has traveled here extensively. Now loves organizing vacations to this amazing part of the world, having first hand experience of all the places with her family. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!

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