|The two RV Gypsies in
August 20, 2011
is a town in Washington County, Maine, United States and is the easternmost
town in the contiguous United States. However, the Aleutian Islands in Alaska
extend into the eastern hemisphere, and if territories are included, Point
Udall in the U.S. Virgin Islands extends farther east.
The town is home to Quoddy Head State Park.
|On the way to Lubec, Maine the two RV Gypsies photographed a few unusual photos.................
Wild blueberry sales were everywhere in Maine this time of year. Below is a building shaped like a wild blueberry.
The bridge shown below was decorated with fish hanging from it.
In all the driving through the USA that the two RV Gypsies have done, this sign is a first.
Sunset Point Trailer Park
|The two RV Gypsies checked into Sunset Point Trailer Park on Route 189 in Lubec, Maine. The lady at the office was a very friendly person and a joy to talk to. This was not a big campground but it was beautiful and had a breathtaking view of a saltwater bay from every site. The two RV Gypsies got to choose if they wanted to back the RV into to the site, or drive the RV in frontwards. (This is unusual) They drove in frontwards so they could look out their front window at the bay.
|Below: The view out the front window of the two RV Gypsies' RV while parked at Sunset Point Trailer Park in Lubec, Maine. Since this was a westerly exposure, the two RV Gypsies thought they would get a great sunset photo, but the clouds rolled in.
Standing in front of their RV, looking left and right - more beautiful scenery - low tide.
The bay in front of the two RV Gypsies' RV at Low Tide
The bay in front of the two RV Gypsies' RV at High Tide
|Below: Standing by the bay, looking straight up at the RV of the two RV Gypsies, then looking towards the bay, past the toad and RV of the two RV Gypsies .
The bay on the other side of the RV Park
|Below: A view from the restaurant tables on the patio - looking left and and yes, seals were swimming and feeding which made great lunch time entertainment for the two RV Gypsies.
|Views from the restaurant tables on the patio - looking straight ahead - The Lubec Channel Lighthouse (popularly known as "the Sparkplug," due to its distinctive shape), which guards the tricky, fast-moving tidal currents of Lubec Channel and Narrows.
|After eating, Karen left Lee at the table (he still had to pay the bill) and she went to get better photos of the seals. See Lee still sitting at the restaurant patio - While Karen is on the jetty taking photos of the seals.
|The adventuresome boy who climbed down
into the cracks of the jetty
The sign at the end of the jetty
|At the eastern edge of the United States, a candy-striped lighthouse protects vessels from the rocky shore and shoals of West Quoddy Head, while looking across the water to Liberty Point on Campobello Island (about 1.25 miles away) and Grand Manan (about 9 miles away). The current tower has 15 stripes--8 red and 7 white.
The two RV Gypsies inside a lighthouse replica at the visitors center
|The two RV Gypsies at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, Maine - the easternmost point of the contiguous United States and the closest point to Europe from a point in the fifty States. West Quoddy Head overlooks Quoddy Narrows, a strait between Canada and the United States. Since 1808, there has been a lighthouse there to guide ships through the waterway. The current one, with distinctive red-and-white stripes, was built in 1858.
Looking down the cliff by the lighthouse at the cliffs, water, and rocks
A fish flying through the sky