Photographer's Note

... Rushing to Rest ... [ and here is Cataract Cascade I ]

""Just like every lock's got to have a key
Every river flows looking for the sea
And when you plant a seed, it reaches for the sky
That's just the way it is, nobody wonders why...

With the recent rainfall we have had the lakes are full and the runoff thru the brooks is stunning. Rocks which are visible during "normal" runoff are submerged, while the churning water rushes to the sea.

It looks as if the upstream brewmaster has opened a giant spigot and is letting go of all amber ale from in the holding vats!

This shot is taken a mere 100 yards from the stream's mouth. From this spot we can usually see herring gulls, blackback gulls, and at times a heron, osprey or eagle, all coming to "fish" and "hunt" in and near some of the pools of this stream.
The recent running of the gaspereau must be in their memory! Yes this fish (pseudoherring) is known elsewhere as the alewife*** Something very fitting in this amber water! Local sportsfishers also come here to catch minnows for bait.

This shot-spot is just upstream from the location of this shot...

The "amber ale" is for my buddy "Clancys"... who took me to this shoot: enjoy Roy!

*** ""The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) is a species of small shad. There are anadromous and landlocked forms. The landlocked form is also called a sawbelly or mooneye (although this latter name is more commonly applied to Hiodon spp.). The front of the body is deep and larger than other fish found in the same waters, and its common name is said to come from comparison with a corpulent alewife (a female tavernkeeper). In Atlantic Canada it is known as the gaspereau. More locally, in southwestern Nova Scotia it is called a kiack (or kyack). This fish has, in the past, been used as a baitfish for the lobster fishing industry. It is also used for human consumption, usually smoked. It is caught (during its migration) using large hand-held "dip" nets to scoop the fish out of shallow, constricted areas on its migratory streams and rivers."" Source: WIKI

Tech Talk; shot, cropped and scaled, then captioned for TN

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