For now, Craig wanted to post the following:
[From Craig] Our last stop in Nova Scotia was at the Five Islands Ocean Resort. The main things of interest there are the five islands close to the north shore of the Minas Basin, a branch of the Bay of Fundy, and the tides which are the biggest in the world. (Why do I remember learning that the biggest tides were in Scotland as a child?)
So I spent two days taking pictures of the islands and the tides. Here are two panoramas put together with Photoshop, each spanning about 180 degrees, a half-circle.
The lower image (of low tide) needs a bit of explanation. The Minas Basin is still visible as the little blue horizontal strip in the middle of the picture. The white areas that are closer, have no depth but are reflective water films on top of the muddy ocean floor. I tried to walk to Moose Island, the big one in the center. But the mud kept trying to take my shoes off, so I turned back about 2% of the way there.
Longtime readers may remember that we visited Key West in December 2014. At the time, I took this picture of Merikay at the south end of US Highway 1.
Somehow it didn't make it into the blog at the time, but I've remembered it as part of a fun memory.
Today (Sunday August 21 2016) we re-entered the US after six weeks in Canada's maritime provinces: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.
Since we were in northern Maine, I persuaded Merikay to take a short detour to the north end of US Highway 1 in Fort Kent, Maine. We found that there was no corresponding sign marking the end (or start) of US 1, but the Fort Kent police dispatcher suggested this sign as the best one available.
So now we have visited both ends of our country's "first highway".
Do you like adventures like this?