We woke up to nice weather in Yarmouth, NS. Our plan was to cross the Bay of Fundy to Bar Harbor, a 120 mile straight across crossing or go 160+ miles by going around Grand Manan Island. We did the latter.
Yarmouth, NS. Harbor
Saying goodbye to Yarmouth, NS.
A lovely home across the bay from Yarmouth.
We felt some sadness as we left the town of Yarmouth and wonderful Canada that we have enjoyed so much for the last 2 months.
Passing Bug Island Lighthouse as we leave Yarmouth and head for Maine.
Taking a safer route to cross the Bay of Fundy
Due to the NNW wind direction we decided not to go straight across the Bay of Fundy but to head north 1st into St. Mary’s Bay, cross over to the east shore Brier and Long Islands and then cut through Tiverton Little Passage and head for Grand Manan Island, and then on to the coast of Maine.
This is along the east shore of Long Island on the west side of St. Mary’s Bay and these are floating fish farms.
Rugged cliffs along the east side of Long Island, NS.
Entering the narrow cut at Tiverton Little Passage we saw this lovely home high on the cliffs overlooking the cut and ocean.
The small town as we went through the Tiverton Little Passage.
The car ferry at Tiverton Little Passage.
Exiting the cut at Tiverton Little Passage. There was some very strong tide and wave action.
We continued to the east side of Grand Mañana Island in the Bay of Fundy. This lighthouse is near the north end of the island.
Grand Manan lighthouse again.
Cliffs along the north coast of Grand Manan Island.
Just north of Grand Manan Island were very strong waves from the in-coming tide. A sailboat would have found it difficult.
About 6 miles west of the north tip of Grand Manan Island is the very eastern most point of Maine and of the United States of America. It is called West Quoddy Head Lighthouse and is painted red and white. A beautiful sight after being outside the USA for a couple of months!
We continued along the Maine coast heading southwest toward Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor, Maine and a 4 masted sailing ship giving rides around the harbor to visitors.
Quite a ship!
Hotel and kayaks for rent in Bar Harbor.
A whale watching boat returns to Bar Harbor.
The iboats.com boat at dock in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Low tide in Bar Harbor.
Lots of fun shops in Bar Harbor to visit!
A park overlooking the harbor.
A fine hotel.
A fun restaurant.
A park with a band…and lots of people.
There are only a few spots to dock in Bar Harbor so many boaters use a mooring and get to shore in their dingy, seen here at low tide.