I Didn’t Quite Get There


You can tell that the seasons are changing – the summer residents are returning, there are many obviously tourist license plates, and the population of the Island is swelling.

The other clear evidence of this is that the necessary infrastructure is re-appearing all over the place. In particular signage – I’m learning the names of places I’ve already been just because they now have signs.


My plan this morning was to go to the newly re-opened observation deck for Friar’s Head.

The Passamaquoddy call the stone chimney Sitting Woman or at least they used to. In 1814 the British Navy occupying Eastport used the rock for target practice and, in the process, removed her head. Now it looks like a monk in deep contemplation. At least that’s what they tell me.


I had to wait until the fog cleared before I could head to the observation area. The view is great once you’re there, but you have to walk down a path to see the Head. This above is a shot of the flat section of the path.

It’s mostly rock and some sections are steep – you are going down a cliff – and because of the fog it was very slippery. I got about half way down and decided it would be smart to wait until another time.


Before I came home, though, I tried a different approach. I went to Friar’s Bay (settled in 1770 and early residents are said to have included Mr. & Mrs. Benedict Arnold) and, since it was low tide, walked out to a fish weir to try for shots from that angle.

They didn’t work out. I’ll get there eventually. You can see though that this seagull, at least, was impressed by my efforts. 🙂




    1. Wikipedia defines it as A fishing weir, fish weir, fishgarth or kiddle is an obstruction placed in tidal waters, or wholly or partially across a river, to direct the passage of, or trap fish.

      There are rows of stakes in the sand that people used to try and corral the fish so they were easier to catch. They’re almost completely submerged at high tide.

      That seagull is sitting on one of the stakes. Also you’ll often see a row of them at the entrance to my cove in my photos. 🙂


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