The other day, I read a news article about shoplifting. It said that the most commonly stolen article was the laundry detergent Tide. Not Gain, not Sunlight … TIDE. I mentioned this to Gerry, after I’d read it … we laughed a little, wondering how they manage to conceal those big, orange bottles. After that I went to Facebook. Lo and behold … the first ad I see there in the right column is an ad for TIDE! With picture and all, big orange bottle. I burst out laughing. A day later, we were talking about travelling and vacations … someone we know had just been to Costa Rica. This time, Gerry went in to his Facebook account and there were ads for tourism Costa Rica. Then we seriously started to wonder if the apartment is bugged?! *LOL*
All joking aside, when I was a little kid, I read childrens books by a British author named Enid Blyton. I don’t know if those books ever really made it to North America, but back home they were immensely popular. They were about five young friends, solving crimes and all kinds of adventures. One thing that I remember was that they always had to watch out for the tide, when they were exploring caves and such. I was little, we don’t have tidal waters in Sweden [maybe a little on the west coast], so I had no idea what it really was like. In my imagination, I saw tidal waves like tsunamis!
When I met Gerry online — he was born here in Saint John — I heard and learned a lot about tide, since the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world. I often mention the Reversing Falls here in my blog, and before we visited here the first time … while we still were living in Quebec … I had a totally different, imaginary picture of those falls. For my inner vision I saw waterfalls, with water running up and down. Also … when we finally got here, it took me a while to fully grasp the concept of ‘reversing’ and the fact that they aren’t really falls — more like rapids.
I’m not going to go into any scientific explanation of tides but I shot two videos … the quality of them is really lousy — they are my first two videos! In the first, you see tide rolling IN, and in the second, subsequently, tide running OUT. In between those two states, there’s an about twenty minutes long period of, what’s called, slack tide … when nothing seems to happen and the water is calm. I can only imagine, all the tourists they take there from the cruise ships, bus loads of people, who happen to arrive there at slack tide! They won’t get it!
One night, we happened to arrive there, at the Falls, at slack tide and here you can see how calm the water is …