Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Drain

Hi --it is Guinny. This is a picture of me last August--remember my faux-hawk??? hehehe. But really... I want to show you something. There is an expression in Nova Scotia when we go out to the Sea, "...Watch The Tides!" the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world. Sometimes people underestimate the power of the Tide and how quick it can rush in to claim its victims! Tourists are often unaware and sometimes have to be rescued...and look how close we cut it in this picture. NOT SMART. We were out by that Waterfall behind me during low tide and look how fast the tide creeped up on us--look at that small passage behind me between the tide and the cliffs. Too much longer and you have to scale the cliff or die.

And this is called THE DRAIN! you won't see this everyday. The powerful tides gush in this narrow chasm and fill it to the top in a few seconds. And then just as quick the tide drains it empty like a vortex. Listen--it sounds the same as when you flush a toilet!


  1. That 'drain' looked very scary! Imagine if you were to fall in - you would be whooshed right away!
    Be careful!!!
    love and kisses
    Martha & Bailey xxxx

  2. I was scared when I saw and HEARD that flushy thing. I am surely glad that you didn't get washed out into that big water. Beautiful though. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. I was glad to see you guys up high and safe away from the drain.

    I spotted the alleged dog named Groucho in the back. Watch out for him.


  4. Hi guys -

    You two have the best shots, we always feel like we're exploring right along with you!

    That water must be strong when it gets inside the drain; we love the sound very peaceful... we much prefer it to the honking cab sounds we hear. Blah!

    Today is Thanksgiving in the States and we're thankful to have you as our friends.

    Nellie & Calvert

  5. That's some pretty scary stuff. We like to watch our toilet flush, but that thing would give us nightmares!

    Be careful out there Wolfies!

    Stella & Gunther

  6. Yikes...that was a close one. Be careful.Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the humans. Thanks for being our friends
    Luv treats and pie,
    Benny & Lily

  7. Hey you! Thats a pretty scary deal, both the tides and the flusher. You gotta know what you're doing when you live where you live, no rookies allowed!


  8. That's definitely more than 6 liters per flush.

  9. That was amazing!!!! We've never seen anything like that!
    We're glad you guys know to be careful there!

  10. Wow. that's really cool. so you live in Nova Scotia? I didn't catch that before. I was wondering where all the cool sights were coming from...

    way cool.

    happy t-day!
    wild dingo

  11. Hi Wolfies - oh, that's way too much water for us we're afraid!! Hmmm, strange though, since watching that video clip we feel the overwhelming urge to gou into the garden for a pee....wonder why??! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  12. Be careful guys!

    love and woofs
    Clive and Murray

    Hope you're house is smiling again - there were great tears here from not just the NSLM but his Mom and his Dad (although we're not meant to say that!!) - those gifts from JD and Max really hit the spot!!

  13. I hope no one falls into that drain, it looks scary!

  14. Yes, it is very scary!
    Just hearing that sound I'd be like 20 meters away!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

    Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

  16. I've just tied on my life jacket... yikes, I got scared... I'm afraid of deep water! At any rate, you live in a beautiful place, is the sea right close to your house? I need to get out of this chair and take a look on the map to see where you are located--Nova Scotia I know, but need to do some research.