Monday, September 19, 2016

Hiking on Campobello

The next morning dawned without a cloud to be seen anywhere.  Peter knocked on my door and asked if I was up for a hike--I was ready in 10 minutes flat.  

The trail was called Liberty Point and easy walking for over a mile or two.

There were no more than a dozen people along the way and...

enough spectacular views to share.

The pictures speak more than the words---enjoy.

Sunsweep is an international art project for three sites adjoining the US/Canada border;
Roosevelt-Campobello Park, New Brunswick
American Point Island, Lake of the Woods
Boundary Bluff, Point Roberts, Washington

This sculpture is aligned to the North Star, solstices and equinoxes, and portrays the path of the sun from east to west.  Designed and given by David Barr in 1985, to the people of this community as a symbol of international friendship.

 During Campobello's resort era hotel promotional brochures advertised Passamaquoddy Indian-guided canoe trips.  The guides picked up clients at Friar's Bay Beach (where we were) and paddled them around the bays and islands.  

Eleanor Roosevelt wrote about such a trip in a letter dated August 7, 1916,  "This morning was lovely and the first thing I saw from the window on the Pell Beach was a canoe and two Indians:  We all bustled round and by 10:30 we were ready to start...The wind came up quite strong and going across the Duck Ponds and around Liberty Point we had quite a little sea but it was a glorious day and we reached Mill Cove by lunch time."

Thank you so much Peter and Beatrix for a most extraordinary two days.  
You made it really special.
I hope our paths cross again at some future time.


  1. It sure was a wonderful day and a memorable hike. Safe travels Toni!

  2. From your blog it appears that this journey to the North East is turning out to be everything you wanted and more. Its nice to see you so happy and content. Isn't that area an amazing corner of the planet?

    We are happy for you. Keep it up!
    Ron & Loretta

  3. Thank you both so much for that support. I am completely thrilled with this summer. It has been everything I hoped for and much more. The leaves are starting to change which means it is getting close to time to head back south and I will be very sorry to leave it all behind.