A trip to Long Island.
by Ralph Sabean
I remember seeing balancing rock many years ago on a trip I went on with family and a friend. I recollect there being wooden steps down part of the pathway and a wooden platform for viewing safely away from this precarious looking rock.
Why it has never fallen I guess I'll never know. We went to the Island and down the pathway leading to the Shores of the Bay of Fundy. It was a beautiful sunny day even though on the water there was some fog or steam rising from the water in the distance.
My son and his buddy went down over the rails and stood very near to the rock for a pose. They only stayed for a few seconds and then quickly climbed up and away from possible danger.I won't show the pose because today it might be embarassing to them.
I took a few pictures and then we left there and a couple miles further along the only road across the Island we found a place where we could drive to the shore. It was on the opposite side of the island from Balancing rock so we decided to have lunch there on the beach.
The shore was a shelf of granite rock jutting out into the bay so a very safe place to make a fire. We took many pictures and ate our lunch with the smell of the salt sea filling our lungs. The clean clean moist air away from the bustle and hustle of every day living was what made it all worth while.
Flying over the waters we would see cormorants, Sea Gulls, Coots, and even the odd seal would swim by. There was a heavy mass of rock weed,kelp,dulse, drift-wood and some of mans leavings in the way of cans,cigarette butts and empty packages of several kinds.
They were all amassed where the tremendous seas pounded them together in a two or three foot high rolls twisted and strecthed the entire length of this little cove. Man always leave their marks no matter where they visit and that is too bad. We are only here for such a little time why not leave it the same way we found it.
Thanks Ralph for sharing this story. I agree the trip to Digby Neck is a beautiful one, I go whenever I have a chance. Life is so peaceful there.
I also agree with you about the garbage that is found along the shore, it can sometimes be quite a eye-sore. Thankfully we are starting to realize this and at least once a year groups get together to help clean some of this garbage up. If we all do our part and put our trash where it goes then more people will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and we will help preserve our planet for our children and grandchildren.