Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Really Big Tides

A wild blueberry field. Canada is the largest producer of wild blueberries.

Our little band camped at a beautiful spot on the Bay of Fundy. (45.59817, -64.78257)

Hopewell Rocks (45.81846, -64.57789) We got up early and got there just 20 minutes after low tide. Today high tide will rise to just under the top of the arch behind me.

This guy fell off his pedestal a few years ago.

Predicted to topple in the next 50 years

At Hopewell Rocks the minimum tide is 32 feet, the maximum spring tide 46 feet. The dark green sea week has to be coved twice a day to survive.

Local wild life

Lunch in Alma at the Wharf side Patio.

The salmon wrap with a nice portion of fish was OK, but nothing for Guy to come and check out. 


Canada, Oh Canada

On the road to St. John, the largest city in New Brunswick. This highway is much smoother than the Maine roads.

We are camped above Reversing Falls. Again the 20+ tidal flux creates a rapid when the tide changes.(45.25673, -66.08834)

You can take a jet boat ride through Reversing Falls

My view of downtown St. John

Patrica, Paul, Adelle's beau and Adelle

The museum has an excellent whale exhibit and out docent did a great job. She is standing before a model of a Right Whale called Delliah. The whalers of yore called them Right Whale because they were slow, curious coming close to the ship and floated when dead. The right ones to harpoon.

Delliah's skelton

Delliah was a baleen whale that filtered a tiny crustacean called krill out of the water with her hairy baleens in her mouth, as much as 2000 lb/day. Baleen whales are also different from tooth whales in that they have two blow holes and tooth whales only one.

Beluga mother with calf. The calfs are born grey and when they learn to dive they will rub against rocks to remove their sluffing grey skin, becoming white for the rest of their life.

The wonderful building of downtown were all built in the 1870's and are still in use today.

The Central Market. All kinds of produce and meats.

Up, Up and Away

Campobello Island

A great boondocking site. (44.88304, -67.13054)

It doesn't get much better than this. There is a 20 foot tidal flux here, half the time the water is flowing out to sea and the other half it is rushing into the bay

Looking from the Mulholland Point Lighthouse, built 1885, across the border to Lubec, Maine. It is the eastern most town in the US.  

Children's play room

The living room has great views of the bay

The Roosevelt children were home schooled until age 14. Even in summer a tutor accompanied the family to Campobello.

A tough way to do the ironing.


The beautiful Campobello shoreline. What a great place to unwind and spend you summer. Sailing the families's 12.2 m  schooner, the Half Moon, on the Bay of Fundy was a favorite pastime.


Main Lobster

It is pricey and you have to ask, is it worth it?
That depends.

First and best lobster roll at Kimball Farms Jaffery, NH The waffle fries were also great. (42.80962, -72.00759)

Second roll smaller, stale bun and potato chips. Disappointing

Young's Lobster Pond. High web rating. Good, but much smaller than Kimball's roll for the same price. No fries. (44.43022, -68.99658)

Lobster Stew at the highly aclaimed Jordan Pond House, Acadia Nation Park. (44.3206, -68.25365)  I was told this was their most popular dish.  Being the same price as a whole lobster, I expected a good amount of lobster in it. It had maybe......  a table spoon of lobster fragments in it. Just a tasty cream broth. Extremely disappointing.

OK, lets try a whole lobster. Only the shell between me and the meat.  Beal's Lobster Pier. (44.27511, -68.31323) The claws were great, but the tail very tough and chewy. I think Dungeness Crab beats lobster hands down. It is much better and consistently good. A miss on lobster is a pricey mistake.

One more try. At the Family Fisheries Restaurant on Campobello Island,  the waitress assured me that I would find some lobster in their Lobster Stew. It was excellent and chuck full of lobster. Sorry, not photos, forgot the camera.

Until sometime in the early 1900's, lobster was considered a trash fish, used for fertilizer or feed to prisoners and servants.