Photo: Balancing Rock Coastal Geology Nova Scotia Canada

The Rock Balancing is a columnar basalt stack of rock which is perfectly balanced along the rocky coastline in Saint Marys Bay on Long Island, Nova Scotia, Canada and has defied gravity for thousands of years.

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Balancing Rock Coastal Geology Nova Scotia Canada
Photo of Balancing Rock an interesting piece of coastal geology in St Mary's Bay, Nova Scotia in Canada.

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The Balancing Rock in St. Mary's Bay on Long Island, Nova Scotia seems to defy gravity as it stands on its end at the edge of the rock below - it's an interesting aspect of the rugged coastal geology of the area.

Geologists believe the Rock has stood like this for thousands, or possible millions of years. The 9 metre high basalt rock is just one of the formations to be found along St. Mary's Bay, but it is definitely the most precariously positioned.

The sign at the entrance to the Balancing Rock Trail warns visitors there are wooded areas, bogs and a steep embankment, and, from the embankment to the Balancing Rock viewing platform there are 235 steps. A bit of a hike, but worth it to see this strange, natural phenomenon.

There is a tourist booth and museum, close by, which is full of information about this part of Nova Scotia. The Balancing Rock Trail is near the village of Tiverton, and just about a kilometre off the Digby Neck Highway. The Balancing Rock Trail can be found about a kilometre off the Digby Neck Highway not far from Tiverton.

Balancing Rock in St Mary's Bay on Long Island, Digby Neck and Islands Scenic Drive, Highway 217, Nova Scotia, Canada.

This picture is part of the photo album "Nova Scotia Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/8.0, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 35mm.

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