Monday, August 4, 2014

Saint Croix Island

Robbinston, Maine

Today we drove to the Hilltop RV Park in Robbinston. It was an uneventful drive. We saw a lot more of Maine scenery. Our route took us right past the border crossing into Canada in Calais.

After we got set up we drove back toward Calais and stopped at the Saint Croix Island information center. Travel to the Island is discouraged because of all the erosion. There are a number of information boards telling about the settling of St. Croix Island in 1604. The Island is in
Passamaquoddy Bay.

When we first went past the Bay the tide was a long way out. When we went back to the Park, the tide was almost as high as it gets. We have read that The Bay of Fundy and Passamaquoddy Bay have the highest tide changes in the world. The Park Ranger at the Information Center told us that the tides changed up to 25 feet.

These are sight from the observation platform. by the time we left the area, the water was up to what looks black in this picture.
Another small island by the Larger St. Croix.
There is a trail leading to the look out point, with several bronze statues along the way. It was an interesting place to visit. The Passamaquoddy Indians were the Indians in the region, and were friendly toward the French.

 The French tried to settle the Island until 1605, but the winters were so harsh that Jamestown was the first permanent settlement in the New World. In 1608 Champlain explores to the west and founds Quebec.

On the way back to the RV Park we stopped at a roadside vegetable stand. We bought some green beans and new red potatoes, which Cindy fixed for dinner. It was very good. We thought it was interesting that not only did they have a box to put money in, but there was also a scale to weigh what you purchased. Very trusting people.

Tomorrow we are going to drive to Campobello Island to see the  Roosevelt Campobello International Park.

Thanks for visiting.

1 comment:

  1. Love those veggie stands. We've been getting peaches but a half a peck was $20.