In 2016, we went up the northeast coast thru Maine (ME) and into New Brunswick,
Canada (NB) and Nova Scotia, Canada (NS). Since we always look for
lighthouses, we were delighted to find a BUNCH of them on this trip.
The Cape Neddick Light, aka
The Nubble (9a), is not accessible to the public except by camera but was
lovely with the crashing water and the surrounding eider ducks. They were the
first eiders we ever saw! The fog never left while we were there. On to
Portland where we found this wonderful small light called The Portland
Breakwater Light, aka
Bug Light (9b) at the tip of South Portland in the Bay. Very different
Pemaquid Point (9c) is located at the entrance to Muscongus Bay and Johns
Bay, in the town of Bristol. The rocky cliffs are fascinating and make a
beautiful foreground, don't you agree?
Harbor Head Light (9d) is actually in Acadia National Park. Hard to
get to a good viewing place at high tide. At Lubec, ME, we crossed into
Canada at Campobello Island to find
Head Harbour Light (9e), also known as East Quoddy Light. It is a
gorgeous place, but a bit of a hike and only accessible by foot at low tide.
In this part of the Bay of Fundy, the tide range is over 25 feet.
West Quoddy (9f) is a bit south of Lubec and visible from the south end of
We crossed over into Nova Scotia and spent some time on a lighthouse hunt on the
southeast and southwest side of the island.
Peggy's Cove (9g) is the best known and most photographed lighthouse in the
area. Even with many buses in the parking lot, the light looks lonely on its
ocean pounded rocks.
Cape Forchu Light
(9h) is at the entrance to Yarmouth Harbour and was the first applecore design
lighthouse in Canada.
Brier Island Light (9i) is, not surprisingly, on Brier Island at the bottom
of Digby Neck, a penninsula running down from Digby in the Bay of Fundy.
Lighthouses continue to be prime destinations on our travels. We are
always interested in photographing lighthouses but also love to explore the
history of the structures.
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