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map showing location of Campobello Island
The two RV Gypsies
on Campobello Island,
New Brunswick, Canada
history bookCampobello Island is a Canadian island located at the entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay adjacent to the entrance to Cobscook Bay and within the Bay of Fundy. The island is part of Charlotte County, New Brunswick, but is actually physically connected by the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Bridge with Lubec, Maine - the easternmost tip of the continental United States.

Measuring 8.7 miles long and about 3.1 miles wide, it has an area of 15.3 square miles. In addition to the Lubec Bridge, the island is accessible in the summer months by an automobile ferry from nearby Deer Island and from there by another ferry to mainland New Brunswick. The majority of residents are employed in the fishing / aquaculture or tourism industries.

The island was originally settled by the Passamaquoddy Nation, who called it Ebaghuit.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campobello_Island

August 21, 2011 - a very foggy day
Over the Lubec Narrows is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Bridge which connects Lubec, Maine (United States) to Campobello Island, New Brunswick (Canada).
sign - enter Canada - Franklin Delano Roosevellt Memorial Bridge
Franklin Delano Roosevellt Memorial Bridge
sign - Welcome to New Brunswick
The two RV Gypsies at the Campobello Island Welcome Center in New Brunswick
Lee Duquette at the Campobello Island welcome center in New Brunswick
Karen  Duquette at the Campobello Island welcome center in New Brunswick
Low Tide
a bird feeder bench
Low Tide on Campobello Island
a bird feeder bench
First thing the two RV Gypsies did was to take a short hike. The most interesting part of this hike was the Pitcher Plant, a plant that traps insects.
Lee Duquette on the boardwalk at Campobello Island
Lee Duquette on stairs to the observation deck
Lee Duquette at the top of the observation deck- too foggy out to see anything - Bummer!
Kaen Duquette ready to climb stairs
Lee Duquette at the observation deck
sign about the pitcher plant
front of the Pitcher plant
back side of the Pitcher Plant
Pitcher Plant in bloom
Liberty Point Drive - 1st stop - Rocky Beach
- a view from each direction - but too foggy to enjoy
Rocky Beach on Campobello Island
Rocky Beach on Campobello Island
Liberty Point Drive - 2nd stop - Raccoon Beach
sign - Raccoon Beach
Lee Duquette approaches Raccoon Beach
Raccoon Beach
Raccoon Beach
Raccoon Beach
Lee Duquette ready to go back up the stairs
The rose hip, or rose haw, is the fruit of the rose plant that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form in spring, and ripen in late summer through autumn. The little red hips, or berries, of wild roses are easy to spot once the leaves fall off, and easy to identify because of the thorns on the stems. Rose hips are used for herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw like a berry, IF care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit. To make tea, crush the hips and steep them in hot water but do not boil in order to preserve the Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
rose hip
rose hip and flowers in bloom
rose hip and flowers in bloom
rose hip and flowers in bloom
rose hip and flowers in bloom
Liberty Point Drive - 3rd stop- Liberty Point and Sunsweep Trail - a very foggy day
sign - Liberty Point
Liberty Point view
Liberty Point view
Karen Duquette in a field of flowers
Karen Duquette in a field of flowers
Karen Duquette in a field of flowers
The two RV Gypsies saw a big bird and tried to zoom in on it. Then they decided to hike up the Sunsweep Trail to get a better look at the bird.
a big bird in the distance
a big bird on a rock
a big bird
a big bird
sign - Sunsweep Trail
a big bird
a big bird
a big bird
Observation Deck #1 at Liberty Point
Lee Duquette at Observation Deck #1 at Liberty Point
rocky view at Liberty Point
The two photos below are both of Sugar Loaf Rock
Below on the left: A display telling the two RV Gypsies what they were looking at from the Observation Deck
Below on the right: This is what the two RV Gypsies actually saw due to the fog.
Sugar Loaf Rock
Sugar Loaf Rock
a rocky cliff on Campobello Island
a wild flower growing out of the cliff
Observation Deck #2 at Liberty Point
Lee Duquette at Observation Deck #2 at Liberty Point
The two photos below are both of Seal haul-out ledges
Below on the left: A a display telling the two RV Gypsies what they were looking at from the Observation Deck
Below on the right: What the two RV Gypsies actually saw due to the fog
Seal haul-out ledges at Liberty Point
Seal haul-out ledges at Liberty Point
 
East Quoddy Lighthouse
East Quoddy Lighthouse is located at the northern point of Campobello Island. The tower is a wooden octagonal shaped tower. The original lantern room was wood but was replaced by the current cast iron lantern room in 1887.

The lighthouse and adjacent buildings sit on a small outcropping of rocks which is accessible by foot for a very short span of time at low tide. There is only about 1.5 hours to make the crossing to the lighthouse and get back before the tide starts coming in. Once the tide is in visitors could be stranded for the 8 hour duration of the tide. There are many signs explaining the dangers of crossing over to the lighthouse. There are metal staircases which aid visitors in making the crossing but many of the rocks are reported to be very slippery.

Lee Duquette across from East Quoddy Lighthouse
across from East Quoddy Lighthouse
Unfortunately, the two RV Gypsies arrived at the East Quoddy Lighthouse at high tide, so they could not get to the lighthouse.
a fish weir by the lighthouse
East Quoddy Lighthouse
Below: From a view just up the hill this appears to be a small island but the tide is in and this is not the time to be caught near the lighthouse! Notice the red handrails coming out of the water. The Lighthouse is hid behind the trees in these photos.
the Island that the eAst Quoddy Lighthouse in located on
the Island that the eAst Quoddy Lighthouse in located on
East Quoddy Lighthouse
flowers
flowers
look belowThe two RV Gypsies visited 10 areas of New Brunswick listed in the menu below. You may view them in any order you wish. The page you are on has been grayed out (not underlined) and can NOT be chosen from here. There is also a link to PEI at the bottom of this page.
 
bullet Campobello Island


bullet Saint John, New Brunswick

 

bullet REVERSING FALLS - the phenomenon known as the reversing falls: out flowing rivers flowing back upstream as the tide comes in.
bullet Wolastoq Park in Saint John

bullet Village of Saint Martins
& Sea Caves

 bullet The Fundy Trail
bullet Cape Enrage
bullet Ponderosa Pines Campground (before and during Tropical Storm Irene) and a resident groundhog
bullet Scenic Mary's Point Loop
-Shipyard Heritage Park &
Anderson Hollow Lighthouse
bullet Hopewell Rocks - the Bay of Fundy's Flowerpot Rocks
- sculpted by the highest tides in the world
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see more adventures of the two RV Gypsies in CanadaAfter you have seen all 10 of the sections above - Continue on to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsies 2011 travels in Canada - Prince Edward Island (PEI)