Officially the Petitcodiac River, in New Brunswick, Canada.
(derived from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "bends like a bow".)Years ago, this river had one of the world's largest tides...
And then in 1968, some genius decided
it would be a good idea to build a causeway
to stop (or slow) the flow of water.
No one likes to admit it,
but it was a battle between french and english.
The english wanted a pretty blue man made lake for their boats,
and the french ended up with muddy water...
Until April 2010
when a committee was formed
and the decision was finally made
to do the right thing and open the causeway gates.
Before the construction of the causeway in 1968,
the river had one of the world's largest tidal bores,
which ranged from 1 to 2 metres (3.3–6.6 ft) in height
and moved at 5 to 13 kilometres per hour (3.1–8.1 mph).
With the opening of the causeway gates in April 2010,
the river is flushing itself of ocean silts,
and the Bore is returning to its former glory.
I took these few pics this summer of the brave surfers,trying to ride the wave as far as they could.
The length of the river is 80 kms (about 50 miles)
It may not be the prettiest thing to look at now,
but eventually, it'll become what it used to be.
Not a half assed, choked up river - but a RIVER.
Here's what the river looked like in 1954 and then (sadly) in 1996...
anyone interested can read more about it here:
The world is filled with injustice, isn't it?
But it's also filled with good people
who want to do the right thing
and this is a minor injustice compared to
everything happening all over the world today.
My faith in humanity is shattered
on a regular basis.
so all is well again.
I got the image from a vintage book i have.
Love vintage photos.
and then a quick sketch of Einstein...I like doing quick scribbly sketches now and then.
I tend to hold my pen a lot looser
for these drawings.
I used a Uniball JETSTREAM black ink pen for this one.
Love the smoothness of the ink.
and the squiggly lines... :-)
Then a little acrylic on paperthis is only about 4 x 4 inches
I love doing these little ones,
because they take so little time
and I tend to keep things more simple with these.
I rarely title my paintings,
but if i was to title this one,
I would call it:
(Five "s", as in:
Plus, there are 5 seagulls,
and 5 points to the starfish.
It was all planned.
I may have already posted this song,
but here's what i'm listening to
this lovely Sunday morning...
thanks for being here everyone! xx