Sunday, August 30, 2015

Down East in Maine


After Bangor, Phil and I headed "Down East" to the farthest Eastern section of Maine. We stayed at a beautiful spot near the "Reversing Falls."


This is an area of huge tide flows - 20+ feet between high and low tide. Here's high tide -


And here's low tide!


The area has some great wildlife. I saw this bald eagle across the water.


And we saw some seals, but they disappear fast and I got a lot of pictures like this.


This dragonfly attached himself to Phil and wouldn't let go.



But why is it called "Reversing Falls?" Here the tide is going out -



And here it is coming back in. Maybe it should be called Reversing Rapids, but it is still pretty impressive.


Here's another picture of high tide -


Versus low tide.


We drove further east to the candy-striped West Quoddy Head Light, built in 1858, replacing the original one built at the order of Thomas Jefferson in 1808.


While there, I got to be the easternmost person in the US, according to the sign there. However, I wonder about those Aleutian Islands on the other side of the 180 degree longitude...


Driving back to Lubec, we got a look at the Lubec Channel Light.


We had to go down some side roads to get a glimpse of it, and found some interesting things along the way.


We also wanted to get a look at the largest whirlpool in the western hemisphere. Named "Old Sow," it was really hard to see without being on a boat.


We also visited Eastport, where we saw a big fisherman.


But Phil liked this one better.


And Phil got his lobster.

4 comments:

  1. That last pic is making me drool.

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  2. We loved West Quoddy Head when we went years ago, and Pemaquid Point too.

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  3. Funny you looked at Campobello from Eastport and didn't come over though you even visited Lubec. Maybe next time huh?

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