So, I bragged a little bit a couple of posts ago about how cool it has been, well that changed!!! We have been having record heat for the last week or three, with no break in sight. We moved from Harrington to Cobscook State Park very near the Canadian border with plans to cross any time.
Cobscook campground is really nice, over 100 sites all very private and a lot very large pull thrus. Some sites would fit two Wandrlodges and that is rare!!! We will probably stop here on the way back down??? It is that nice with wonderful bay views. We were also located within 30-40 miles of some wonderful sites and adventures.
Our first stop was a reversing waterfall. This is an interesting phenomenon that only occurs in a few places on earth. The pictures don’t do it justice because it just looks like water flowing over rocks creating rapids. This is approaching high tide.
But what you don’t realize is that this is the tide coming in so the water is flowing up stream. At this location, there is a very large bay that empties and fills with the tides thru this small opening. So much water is spilling into the bay that it can’t keep up. After the bay is empty at low tide, a bottle neck is created as the tide rises. The tide rising on the outside of this canal becomes higher than the water in the bay because it won’t all fit thru the small opening. This makes a waterfall over these rocks making it flow backwards/upstream. Picture right after low tide.
Its fascinating to think about, hope I explained ok. There is also one in St John, NB, Canada that we will visit later.
We have been seeing a lot of wild blue berries around, Beech Hill, Sunset Point Campground, Schoodic – Acadia NP, etc. But a camp neighbor told us about a hike and the approach cuts thru a commercial “wild” blue berry patch. The amount of berries was amazing…
They are much smaller than NC blue berries, but just as sweet, we have picked a few. They also have blueberry cannons, it did not go off while we were there, but in the early evenings we kept hearing booms from several different directions. Again, per our camp neighbor it helps keep the birds out of the berries. There were not any birds there when we were, maybe it works??
Southeast is the eastern most point in the lower 48 states in Lubec, ME and the West Quoddy Lighthouse. Piece of trivia if you include all 50 states, Alaska has the eastern most point. Actually Alaska has the most northern, eastern and western points of the USA. Beautiful spot and the only candy cane stripped lighthouse. This one is for Jimmy Moore the candy cane king at Christmas.
Final stop was going to Campobello Island, NB, Canada, in the car with Nellie before venturing with the bus. Crossing was no trouble at all. Campobello is where FDR and Eleanor summered from 1909 til 1921 pre polio days, the 34 room cottage on the island which is open to tour for a fee. Beautiful National Park, quaint Canadian village and the Head Harbor (East Quoddy) Light, you see this on a lot of post cards, you may have gotten one?? The light is on an island which you can access at low tide. We obviously missed low tide and were not able to go over, see warning.
Other pictures from the Campobello National Park.
And not to miss Mulholland Point Light. So many lighthouses!!!
Peace and Love.