Thursday, September 05, 2013

September 1, 2013 - Part 8

After tearing ourselves away from the gracious hospitality of the Roosevelts, we wandered about the island with the goal of heading to East Quoddy Head Light (also known as Head Harbor Light).  The lighthouse is on Head Harbor Island, a separate little island off the northern-most tip of Campobello Island.  Except it's not an island all the time - during low tide you can walk across on a sand bar.  Unfortunately we didn't keep an eye on the tide, and by the time we got to the lighthouse we didn't have enough time to get across, look around, and get back before the tide covered the strip of land.  Although I wasn't entirely upset about the situation when I saw the rusty ladder you have to climb to get up the hill off the sand bar.  I'm assuming there was an equally rusty ladder on our side of the sand bar as well.  :)

Close up of the lighthouse.

This little guy was perched at the very end of the rocks on Head Harbor Island.

This is a view of Head Harbor, looking back towards Campobello Island.  I really think there is nothing more beautiful in this world than pine trees at the coast.

We didn't see any whales but there were plenty of seagulls around.

And that, my friends, that little spot perched on top of the old weir posts - that's a bald eagle.  Click on the pic to enlarge it and see for yourself.  Although if you can't tell for sure, you'll have to take my word for really was an eagle.

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