We were reluctant to leave the Acadia area but were assured that Cobscook, “boiling tides”, was equally stunning. As we drove northeast along Hwy 1, we felt we were leaving civilization behind. Our campground was far from deserted; plenty of boomers like us enjoying the last warms days in Maine.
Being so close to Canada, we could not resist crossing the international bridge to the New Brunswick island of Campobello. For many years, FDR summered here, sharing with his family the same activities he had enjoyed on the island as a child. He became ill with polio here, after being exposed to the disease at a boys’ camp in NY. The house was very comfy but by no means fancy. The bedrooms were small & sparsely furnished. It was wonderful to be in their house. Today, Roosevelt Campobello International Park serves as a memorial to FDR & a symbol of cooperation between the US & Canada. FDR & Eleanor were fascinating people who gave 100% to our country.
The easternmost point of land in the US is at West Quoddy Light in Lubec ME. Here, early rising tourists could be the first ones in the US to see the start of a new day. Lubec is on the Bay of Fundy which has the highest tides in the world. The huge volumes of sea water flow into the bay & are forced higher & higher as the bay decreases is size. The tide ranges from 21 ft in Lubec to 53 ft at the head of the bay! Every six hours! The time lapse videos are crazy to watch.
The coastline trail was our last hike along the lovely Maine shore. We will miss it. I’m already dreaming of staying longer next summer.