Well, it was another beautiful day. And it was time to leave Greenville and Moosehead Lake.
We had a 180-mile drive, so I was looking to get on the road earlier than usual, perhaps by 9:00. Well, as usual that didn't work out.
But we were ready to pull into the dump station at 10:00. Unfortunately, another rig got there first and they were traveling with someone, so we let them go ahead of us. Dump station waiting is one of the big reasons we usually don't travel on Sundays. :)
After we finished up, we stopped by the office on our way out and thanked Lillian & Bob for their hospitality and taking good care of us at Moosehead Family Campground. I had reasearched a lot of places, and we almost didn't stay there, but I'm glad we did. It was about as convenient as we could get for all the activity in that area. If you come to Moosehead Lake and hang out at this campground, tell 'em we recommended it. :)
We got on the road, and remembering the entrance to the campground and the possibility of dragging, we went to the right to turn around at the Indian Hill Trading Post before heading south.
We took Maine Hwy 15 all the way to Bangor and though the road had some rough spots, it was a pretty good ride. Even Linda said "That was nothin'".
From Bangor we took Maine Hwy 9 for 60 or so miles. That was an excellent road most of the way. Then we picked up Maine Hwy 192 for 20 miles. That road was a bit more narrow and had some of those collapsed edges, but fortunately it wasn't busy and I took some liberties with the center. That was the only part where I was thinking "What in the heck am I doing on this road?" :)
Then we picked up U.S. Hwy 1 in Machias and took that to Maine Hwy 189 for the last ten miles into Lubec. There was a four-mile section of road construction on U.S. 1 where the pavement was torn up, but other than that, it was fine.
We pulled into the Sunset Point RV Park, the easternmost campground in the easternmost town in the U.S. and got checked in. I had called yesterday to make sure they had a spot for us.
Now, the setting of this RV park is hard to beat.
It sits on Johnson Bay and is just a couple miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
However, the close proximity of the sites isn't exactly what we would normally choose.
The motorhomes in the pull-through sites certainly have a better view than we do. But a short walk in any direction puts us right on the water.
Once we got settled and got online via the satellite, we took a trip into town to check it out. It's a small town, but there are quite a few restaurants on the water to choose from. Maybe another night.
We stopped and took some photos.
This is the international bridge to Campabello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
As you can see, the tide was out. The tides in this area are some of the highest anywhere. Actually, we are on the south end of the Bay of Fundy where the tides are significant, but the north end up at Nova Scotia does have the highest tides in the world at over 50 feet.
We stopped by a local beach park called Mowry Park. The beach was rather wide. :)
From there, we took a four-mile trip out to Quoddy Head State Park, the easternmost piece of land in the U.S. and the home of the famous West Quoddy Head Light.
While we're here, we'll head back out to Quoddy Head to hike some of their fabulous trails.
Back home, Linda heated up some leftovers as the air cooled down quickly. We met a few of the other campers, and they told us tonight's sunset was "so-so" compared to most.
We'll have a couple more nights to check that out. In between, we'll hit some highlights, have some lobster, and take in some great Maine scenery.
Until tomorrow. :)