Dirt Angels and Tidal Bore Rafting in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

One of the highlights of my job-hunting journey in Nova Scotia so far has been tidal bore rafting at the Tidal Bore Rafting Park and Cottages in Shubenacadie.

The river is one of only eight rivers in the world where you can do this, and three of those rivers are in the Bay of Fundy where the highest tides in the world exist.

The whole day was ridiculously fun. One of my favourite memories is jumping out of the raft and sinking into warm mud, then tearing off my shoes and flinging myself down the mud slides. I’ve never been so dirty in my life.

Then we stood on a sandbar and waited for the tide to come in. I must admit, I expected to see a massive wall of water coming towards us, but watching the bore creep in was kinda spooky just the same. The sandbar disappeared in minutes. Then all the converging currents started causing mayhem and huge waves.

We had purposely avoided the raft with kids in it so we could curse and scream as much as we wanted. It’s a good thing too, because the expletives coming out of our mouths would have made a pornstar blush.

But I don’t need to tell you anything else, just watch Cailin’s video! I love how I’m making a “dirt angel” and Joanne is in the background sarcastically saying, “You are a dirt angel.” I love my friends.

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  • September 30 2010

    that sounds/looks like RIDICULOUS amounts of fun! And I hugely enjoyed the video! thumbs up! :D

  • October 01 2010

    That sounds like my sort of job hunting. Years ago we swam around the mudflats, just outside of Wolfville. There’s something quire wonderful about being covered in mud. The rafting trip looks like great fun – one day.

    • October 06 2010

      Oooh, mudflats…gotta try that!

  • October 01 2010

    I wanna do this! From the mud to the water, it looks like a fabulously dirty time! :)

  • October 02 2010

    Sweet! That looks hilarious. What did Cailin use for protection for her camera?

    • October 03 2010

      I was shooting with my Kodak Playsport camera Carlo. It’s waterproof! :)

  • October 03 2010

    That looks like a blast!!

  • October 03 2010

    WOW. Now here’s something I want to try!

  • October 03 2010

    Candace,
    You always seem to have down and dirty and fun adventures! What harm does a little mud do? Good for the skin too…

    • October 06 2010

      Hahaha, was totally thinking the same! Mudbath, woot.

  • October 04 2010

    Yummy! haha but seriously how fun!

  • October 04 2010

    Hurling yourself down a slide made of mud looks like so much fun! :)

    • October 06 2010

      Seriously, I think it was my favorite part, haha.

  • October 05 2010

    How fun! You guys definitely look like you had a blast. Love the video. Super playful and great music choice!

    • October 06 2010

      Thanks, Erica! All the credit goes to Cailin for that one.

  • October 05 2010

    The video brought me back me to things I did in my childhood — pure fun:) This travel blog of yours is inspiring, keep up the spirit!

    • October 06 2010

      Aw, thanks Terry! And thanks for stopping by.

  • October 05 2010

    That looks like great fun,I wanna play!

    • October 06 2010

      Come hang out with your Canadian friends!

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