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Loch Lomond RV Park, near Amherst, Nova Scotia

Loch Lomond RV Park, near Amherst, Nova Scotia

A Target Destination on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour

By Jim Fulton

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I spent nine nights at Loch Lomond RV Park, near Amherst, Nova Scotia, in order to visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, where 300-million-year-old fossils are constantly refreshed by the erosive scrubbing of the 50-foot tides of the Bay of Fundy.

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Id Flights_GFT_2018_0814
Title Loch Lomond RV Park, near Amherst, Nova Scotia
Subtitle A Target Destination on the Phoenix's Grand Fossil Tour
Keywords Amherst, Nova Scotia, Loch Lomond RV Park, , Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Author Jim Fulton
Author's URL https://fenixnest/Phoenix/
Copyright 2018
Status Published: 2018/9/15
Last Revised 2018-09-15

Amherst, Nova Scotia

Arrived 2018/8/14
Day of Tour 288
Nights Stayed 8
Departed 2018/8/22
Map miles from last stop 140
Mileage on arrival 41,950
Actual miles from last stop 169
Accumulated miles for trip 23,433

I spent nine nights at Loch Lomond RV Park, near Amherst, Nova Scotia, in order to visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, where 300-million-year-old fossils are constantly refreshed by the erosive scrubbing of the 50-foot tides of the Bay of Fundy.

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Amherst, Nova Scotia

Amherst is on the northeastern tip of the Bay of Fundy, which boasts the highest tides in the world: regularly 16 meters (50 feet). The record 21.6 meters (71 feet) occurred during a cyclone in 1863.Wikipedia The guide at Joggins Fossil Cliffs said that they regularly experience tides of 12 meters (40 feet).

The Journey to Amherst

There is little new to tell about my trip to Amherst. More than half was retracing my route back to the north.

Map of Journey to Amherst

Map to Amherst
Route of Journey to Amherst, Nova Scotia, from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Loch Lomond RV Park

Loch Lomond was a comfortable campground a couple kilometers west of Amherst, and about half an hour's drive to Joggins Fossil Cliffs. The park is laid out on an undulating, lightly wooded hill beside a small lake. My particular site was oddly placed in the center of a doughnut, with RVs all around. In order to get to my site in the first place, I had to drive through another site that happened to be empty. In order to leave, I had to drive through what appeared to be the yard associated with another RV. Everything worked out all right; it just felt weird.

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Loch Lomond RV Park
Address 1 Loch Lomond Lane, RR 6
Amherst NS B4H 3Y4
Canada
Home Page http://www.lochlomondrvpark.com/
Phone ‭(902) 667-3890‬
Associations
  • none
Rate (net US$) $34
Features
Amenities
Sewer Fire-Ring
  Picnic Table   Paved Patio
Pull-through   Back-in
  Paved Gravel
 
Site Type
Lane Surface
Site Surface
  Paved   Gravel Grass    
  50 30   20
Playground Swimming   Golf
  Tennis Waterfront   Other
Power
Play Areas
 
Reviews (as of 2018/9/5)
Reviewer
 
Rating Out of
(Highest: Best - 1: Worst)
RV Park Reviews 7.3 Good 10
Good Sam 9 10
KOA n/a 5
Tripadvisor 4 5
Phoenix 7 10
Attractiveness 8 10
Tree Cover 6 10: Dense - 1: Treeless
Site Size 6 10
Ease of Access 6 10
WiFiPhoenix 7 10
Pros
  • Attractive, popular campground
  • Just half-an-hour's drive to Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Cons
  • My site was oddly situated and challenging to get to

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Like Gros Morne National Park and Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, the Joggins Fossil CliffsWikipedia, while not as awesome, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,Wikipedia being a lagerstätte for the Carboniferous Period, when trees learned how to utilize their newly discover lignin to reach unprecedented heights, when an oxygen-rich atmosphere supported meter-long insects and millipedes, and when amphibious tetrapods were the apex predators. Also like those sites, JFC is a tide-washed cliff, although the tides here are more extreme, threatening their brand new building in the fairly near future. Ah, the inexorable rock cycle!

The tides are constantly washing new fossils out of the cliffs, almost all of them plant fossils, such a sigillaria and lepidodendrons, plus an endless variety of stigmaria, the fossil roots from any number of trees. There are places along the cliffs where these stigmaria are all over the place, much like the web of roots that appear today on a washed-out cliff beneath a wooded hill.

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The White Spots are Fossilized Fish Poop
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Arthropleura
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Baphetes
Top Predator in Joggins Environment
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Top Predator in Joggins Environment
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Top Predator in Joggins Environment
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Dendrerpeton acadianum
Amphibian
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Amphibian
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Fossilized Plant Frond
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Alethopteris
Tree Fern
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Alethopteris
Tree Fern
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Catamites suckowi
Ancient Relative of the Horse-Tail Fern
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Catamites suckowi
Ancient Relative of the Horse-Tail Fern
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Neuralthopteris
Seed Fern
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Seed Fern
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Seed Fern
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Lepidodendron aculeatum
Carboniferous Tree
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Carboniferous Tree
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Sigillaria
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Sigillaria
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Coal
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Coal Seam
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Coal Seam
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Rock Burned when Mine was Set Afire
In Protest of Shaft Closures
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Siderites
Iron-Rich Growths around Plant Material
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Iron-Rich Growths around Plant Material
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Osprey
Vocally Resenting my Approach
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Onward

My next stop after leaving Amherst was Carleton-sur-Mer, Quebec, from which I will visit Miguasha National Park, a lagerstätte for the Devonian Period, the Age of Fishes.

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