From Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor, Maine – Day 67

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

Yarmouth, NS. Harbor

Saying goodbye to Yarmouth, NS.

Saying goodbye to Yarmouth, NS.

A lovely home across the bay from Yarmouth.

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.

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.

Passing Bug Island Lighthouse as we leave Yarmouth and head for Maine.

Leaving Yarmouth.

Leaving Yarmouth.

Taking a safer route to cross the Bay of Fundy

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.

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.

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.

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 small town as we went through the Tiverton Little Passage.

The car ferry at Tiverton Little Passage.

The car ferry at Tiverton Little Passage.

Exiting the cut at Triverton Little Passage. There was some very strong tide and wave action.

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.

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.

Grand Manan lighthouse again.

Cliffs along the north coast of Grand Manan Island.

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.

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!

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.

Maine Coast

Maine Coast

Bar Harbor, Maine and a 4 masted sailing ship giving rides around the harbor to visitors.

Bar Harbor, Maine and a 4 masted sailing ship giving rides around the harbor to visitors.

Quite a ship!

Quite a ship!

Hotel and kayaks for rent in Bar Harbor.

Hotel and kayaks for rent in Bar Harbor.

A whale watching boat returns to Bar Harbor.

A whale watching boat returns to Bar Harbor.

The iboats.com boat at dock in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The iboats.com boat at dock in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Low tide in Bar Harbor.

Low tide in Bar Harbor.

Lots of fun shops in Bar Harbor to visit!

Lots of fun shops in Bar Harbor to visit!

A park overlooking the harbor.

A park overlooking the harbor.

A fine hotel.

A fine hotel.

A fun restaurant.

A fun restaurant.

A park with a band...and lots of people.

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.

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.


Comments

From Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor, Maine – Day 67 — 4 Comments

  1. Bruno and Carie, Welcome back to the US…..Cheryl and I were in BoothBay Harbor three weeks ago. The Maine coastal region is one our favorites having lived in Yarmouth at one time. Stop in Freeport and visit LL Bean. Look forward to seeing you guys again in September.
    Rick

    • Thanks Rick for the comments and welcome home message! If the weather will cooperate we will stop in Freeport. We also are looking forward to having Cheryl and you join with us in September.

      Bruno and Cari

  2. Bruno and Carie, we’ve really been enjoying your voyage through your blog and photos. What a great trip and neat way to chronicle! Welcome back to the USA. Keep the Boating Tales coming. Best, Steve and Paula

    • Hi Steve and Paula. So great to hear from you! We are glad that you have been able to follow along on our trip, which really has been an amazing voyage, for sure. As we approached the Maine coast and saw the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse painted with red and white stripes our love for this great country certainly flowed! Hope you are both well.

      Warmest regards,

      Bruno and Cari

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