Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Some down time

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, originally built in 1806, replaced in 1858, and located in Lubec (loo•bec), ME. The tower is 49' tall. It was automated in 1988 and is one of the most photographed lighthouses. The former lightkeeper"s house is now a museum.

Tuesday we drove from Southwest Harbor, ME to Lubec (Maine NOT Lubbock, TX.) Short drives are welcomed by all on board.

Josh and Zia followed us out of Southeest Harbor. 0nlyPat's in the RV and the rest of us in the car.

My view.

We stopped along the Schoodic National Scenic Byway for a break and found this display.

They spent part of their lunch hour reading.   They love books anyways, but now they  read for points that earn Minecraft playing time. 

It was nice to see the Pledge of Allegiance along the road.

A game I wasn't privy to.

Someone lose a sock???

Franklin Deleno Roosevelt International Bridge to Canada. 

A light house across the bay in Canada.

Sculpture in Lubec

A lot of downtime here. They loved this movie!

Supposedly a good place to find sea glass at low tide. It had rained all night and most of the morning so it was only in the 60's when we set out. It did warm up to 84°. With a nice breeze we didn't need a/c. 

At low tide we walked out to the end and found nothing but barnacles and lots of stinky mud. Shoes, sandles and feet were a stinky mess.

At least the buckets were good for some kind of game!

The easternmost point on the continental  U.S. at Quoddy Lighthouse. It is also the country's closest continental location to Africa.

Fog bell

The rock outcroppings indicate why the lighthouse was built. Built in 1988 the light guided ships through the Quoddy Narrows.

Practicing. Hope we find a pond somewhere!

They had prepared sandwiches.  Only in Lubec would you find someone willing to craft a PBJ for two hungry kids.

In the back ground is the International Bridge. 

Lubec is a small town of 1,200 but we found a playground at the school.

Where are the Piepers now? Lubec, ME