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Old Apr 5, 2008, 7:04 AM   #1
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Twenty-five or so years ago, my husband, myself and our two children visited the Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick Canada. Twenty-five or so years after that, we brought our granddaughter there.

These are the Hopewell Rocks also known as the Flower Pot Rocks. They are caused by tidal erosion due to the extreme tidal range of the Bay of Fundy - the highest tides in the world. During low tide you can walk at ground level between the rocks. The formations consist of dark sedimentary conglomerate and sandstone rock. The advancing and retreating tides and waves have eroded the base of the rocks at a faster rate than the tops, resulting in their unusual shape.

This picture is from around 1983.
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Old Apr 5, 2008, 7:07 AM   #2
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This next picture is 2006. I expected there to be more erosion. Both pictures were taken from the staircase leading down to the beach. Sometime between the first picture and the second, the staircase was replaced and moved to a slightly different location.
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Old Apr 5, 2008, 7:14 AM   #3
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The staircase's new location is much better. Great shot with the bonus of the two people walking below for perspective.
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Nice shots. The angle of the second one really shows the scale of it all. It looks like the trees on top have not changed much either.



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Old Apr 6, 2008, 3:06 PM   #5
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Yesterday,

Great example of the "flower pot" phenomenon. The erosion certainly stands out.

There's a classic example of them in American Samoa. They are called Fatu and Fiti.




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Old Apr 6, 2008, 10:48 PM   #6
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These are beautiful shots but I don't see the "then" and "now"! They look like they could have been taken ten minutes apart.

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Old Apr 7, 2008, 3:51 AM   #7
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Hi yesterday

I love these type of landscape shots... slightly different perspectives, but very close... showing some changes in time. Not MUCH change... which is good.

I like how the trees have changed on top of that little rock / island, etc.

Thanks for sharing. And I agree with Bynx, great you have the people in the phot to show perspective.

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