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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Winter Day Spent On Campobello

A bright winter day is a great time to see and experience Campobello Island. The air is clear and like always fresh, maybe even a bit more fresh than in summer, at least it is a bit colder.
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You can observe the fleet of fishing boats as they run out to catch scallops or when they come back home with a load of lobsters. Quite a show really!
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Or you can undertake a nice walk along a lonely beach, returning through the troll-forest of Campobello Provincial Park.
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          Christmas Tree is still standing
And of course, we are always ready to take you on a grand tour with all the history and up-to-date information. If you are into photography, we know the best places where you can get your shots of a life time. We are more than happy to assist you with the choice of your best photo motive. Motel and Restaurants are open in Lubec and hey, No waiting time at our friendly border crossing!
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Today, we took a walk out to Head Harbour Lightstation. What a view to see the beautiful buildings perched high on the rocks surrounded by snow.
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And 2 fishing vessels were out on the water, one coming in with his catch, the other just running out to find the catch of the day.

Being a lighthouse keeper has always been a tough job and here on Campobello we have lots of stories about it. The hardships were most noticable during ongoing storms and inclement weather, which has always been part of life out here.
One would think that most lighthouses are automated today. Yup, that’s right MOST lighthouses are, but not all. Here’s a video worth to look at. It shows how crew is exchanged at a lighthouse along the coast of France.

A few other lighthouses off the French coast can be seen in a REAL storm here.

3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the wonderful views! It helps that I am in a bit warmer climate:)

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  2. Looks like a ownderful place! Love the lighthouse.

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  3. So peaceful on a sunny cold winter day, love the scenery.

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