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Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Nice Day on Campobello Island

Surprisingly we had a very sunny day and decided to take advantage of it. So we got into the Fat Lady and took off to show the Island to our friends from Norway.
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First stop was Friars Head, which really is one of the top view points and highlights on Campobello. From here one can see the Cobscook Bay in Maine, the Friars Bay and Passamaquoddy Bay farther out. We explained the hydro tidal power project which was initiated before WW2 but was scrapped when finances went into defense budgets.
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Next stop was the Mulholland Lighthouse which was built in 1885. It is an octagonal tower and 44ft. high plus the light. The view across the “narrows”  and the International Bridge  was especially beautiful today.
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From Mulholland we drove
north and went to Mill Cove
Beach. Not many island visitors
have seen this beautiful and
peaceful place.
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The must-do-stop was the Head Harbour Lightstation, which we have enjoyed many times before.
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On our way back home we stopped at the Families Fisheries Restaurant and had a snack and something to drink. While we were having a little meal in the shade a restaurant employee appeared and dropped two fresh lobsters in a huge pot of boiling water . The water was heated over a big wood stove outside. Of course, I had to go over and take a picture of the pot.
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Driving across the island with the top down is one of my favorite things to do and today the air was so warm that the wind was very welcome.DSC_0116-mi
Bea made a nice chicken dinner and we all agreed that we had had great time together.
            

6 comments:

  1. nice tour for your travelling friends!..beautiful views!!

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  2. Love those lighthouses. Montana just isn't very famous for it's lighthouses, you know. lol And touring in a convertible - what a way to go.

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  3. what a great day! Love the lobsters. Wish we had them here. Your friends from Norway are lucky to have such great tour guides.

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  4. A perfect way to tour the island with the topdown. The lobster looks soooo good!

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  5. A great tour of Campobello! I'm sure your friends must have loved it.

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  6. Great post. I loved the pictures. The one of the bridge with the flowers in the foreground is beautiful. What a nice day.

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