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Nova Scotia

After waiting four days for the winds to die down, we were falling behind schedule for our next community visit. Local lobsterman Martin Collins transported the team and all our gear to Cape Chignecto aboard his Cape Islander lobster boat.

Cape Chignecto is among the most remote shorelines of the entire Gulf of Maine region.

The Community of Halls Harbor, Nova Scotia gave the team a resounding welcome during our stay. As we paddled away, they broke out into an enthusiastic version of "For they are jolly good paddlers."

The upper Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia is lined with cliffs and narrow cobble shores.

Herring Weir's are a tradition fishing system used throughout the Bay of Fundy.

The Common Murre is a pelagic bird normally seen off shore. It was a first-ever observation of a Common Murre for team ornithologist Rich MacDonald.

The Bay of Fundy's shores are lines with cliffs intersected by wide cobble beaches, Although it makes for complicated low-tide maneuvering and camping, the pristine nature of these shorelines made for diverse natural history.

Darrin Kelly, who was instrumental in the early organizational stages of the Expedition, joins the team on the water for a couple of weeks. Here, Darrin demonstrates the rapidly draining tides in the Annapolis Basin's salt marshes.

The Bay of Fundy is dotted with caves.

Twice a week, we drop this phytoplankton net into the Gulf of Maine to get a water sample. Back on land, we use a field microscope to identify which species of phytoplankton live in the sampled water.

Stanley Stanton, the owner of this herring weir operation on Digby Neck, invited us right into the weir to watch the fishermen haul in the catch. Click on team logs for Natalie's description of how they work the weir.

In Belliveau Cove, the tide drops so low that digging for bar clams is a community event at every full moon low tide. A local woman shows us what parts of the bar clam, related to the quahog, are good to eat.

Solos on barrier beach.

Local paddlers join us in Yarmouth Harbor.

The Yarmouth Town Crier announces the Team's arrival this community. Town Criers are a great Bay of Fundy tradition.

A local Yarmouth student learns about Leave No Trace and how to use the groover, the team's human waste disposal system.

A local fisherman offers the team some local salmon to celebrate our last night on the water.

With winds gusting at 25 knots and horizontal rain, several members of the team and a few friends who joined for the final legs of the Expedition attempt to dry out on the last day on the water.

Family, friends and the community of Clarks Harbor on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia, join the Expedition team in celebrating the Gulf of Maine and the Expedition's successful completion.