Walton, Nova Scotia

Walton is near Burntcoat and also has 45- to 50-foot tides. Unlike Burntcoat's soft red soluable sandstone, Walton has tidal flats of harder black stone. At about an hour before low tide, wier fishermen drive their cars out to their fishing wiers to collect netted fish and drive out before the return tide advances. A wier is a u-shaped net. The open end of the wier faces the beach. Fish flow into the closed end and are trapped when the tide falls.

Bald eagles also gather here to feast on fish that have been stranded by the outgoing tide.

The photo above and the one below were taken at low- and mid-tide, respectively.

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