NE Corner Trip
Some places are just too interesting to pass up whether you're ready to eat or not.
We pass by the turnoff for Schoodic Peninsula...this time.
It will stay on the list for... next time. I have NEVER seen a Cranberry Bog...until driving by here.There it is, a bog...a cranberry bog. There's the ramp leading down into the bog. I'm disappointed not to see a couple fellas out there in waders making a commercial. http://www.oceanspray.com/
The tide was out and the birds were circling looking for tidbits left behind.Near Cutler, we stopped for some photos of the US Naval Radio Station.The small harbor town of Cutler on ME191 looks (and smells) like the fishing village it is.See how low the water is when the tide goes out? That's why all the boats get anchored out away from the shore. But then you ask, "How does the skipper and his mateys get back to shore?" Good question! Answer: Tenders. Not Chicken Tenders, but the little boats called tenders. That's why you see a couple smaller boats (tenders) anchored out there. They are left on the anchor buoy while the skipper is out on the big boat. Now you know.We're getting further and further east. We turn at Fitzhenry's Store onto the smaller Boot Cove Road still heading east.
Boot Cove Road takes us to Quoddy Head.The West Quoddy Head Lighthouse.Easternmost Point in the USA
West Quoddy Head
Not much further into Canada, I see the sign for the Roosevelt Campobello International Park.
Notice the French on the sign...and km/h? Good thing for me the signs are also in English.
The park's visitor center where I find my next stamp. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park was created in 1964 as a cooperative effort between Canada and the US.
I pass Wilson's Beach and keep going. Canada Post = Postes Canada, apparently.
So I go until I get here....Head Harbor. I see the lighthouse -- East Quoddy Head Light. I put the kickstand down and trod off for a better photo angle.There's East Quoddy Head Light... wearing its distinct markings. After taking a few photos, I headed back to Fleeter to swing into the saddle and return to the USA. I take my seat and start rolling Fleeter backwards when it happened...