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East Coast trip – Day 1

On Saturday August 2nd we set off from Magog, bright and early, to make the 7 hour drive to Herring Cove Provincial Park on Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Despite the fact that we’d have to cross through customs twice, we decided to cut through northern Maine because we both love travelling through America (cue the Simon and Garfunkel).

Maine did not let us down. What a beautiful state!

northern maine

We found that coastal Maine reminded us a lot of the West Coast (except for the giant fork. Giant forks are only native to eastern Maine).

giant fork

We drove through a town where Kirby spotted a snapping turtle out for a walk.

giant turtle


It was a mean looking turtle.

mean turtle

After a long day of driving we drove through Lubec Maine, the easternmost town in the contiguous United States, over a long bridge and back in to Canada. After a friendly welcome from the border guards (seriously, really friendly folks) we pulled in to Herring Cove Provincial Park and set up camp.

Campobello Island

We had enough time to cook hot dogs over the fire, go for a short walk to catch the sunset and moonrise and then hit the hay.

Moon rise

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