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Monday, July 19, 2021

Get Ready for your Campobello Adventure

 BREAKING NEWS FROM 

CAMPOBELLO ISLAND

The Canadian Government has announced a border re-opening for fully vaccinated Americans from August 09. 

And Campobello Island is open and welcomes our American neighbours back to the island!

Campobello Sightseeing encourages you to make your reservation for our popular 3hr. ISLAND DISCOVERY TOUR early.

As usual, we offer individually timed departures from the Roosevelt International Park Visitor Center, and of course, the park is open for visits to the Roosevelt Cottage.

Our restaurants are waiting to serve you your favorite lunch or dinner.

Rates are USD 30+tax pp or CAD 40+tax pp

(Cheque or cash only)

RESERVATIONS: 207 263 6076 (Cell)

                    506 752 1901

Email: campobellosights@gmail.com

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Greetings from Campobello

The Island is calling!

 Dear Visitor, 

Campobello Island is just as beautiful as always. And with Covid-19 on its way out, our government is weighing the re-opening of the International border to the U.S.

Campobello Sightseeing is already open and will patiently await the day when American visitors can return to our island. 

We are now taking reservations for our popular 3hr. sightseeing tours. If you plan a visit you can call or email us at any time. (506 752 1901or (cell) 207 263 6076) campobellosights@gmail.com

Looking forward to see you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Gull Has Left The Rock

 When the gull has left the rock, it is time to head back.

The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world and when you live along the bay you gotta watch the tides. 

Campobello Island sports one of the oldest lighthouses on the Canadian East Coast. Yearly, The lighthouse attracts around 20,000 visitors. But visiting the beautiful place comes with a challenge as the 5 buildings are located on a separate little rocky island, and to get there you have to deal with the tides. That means you have to wait until upto 25ft of water have vanished exposing a gravel bar, thus offering a way to walk over to said island. This always happens about 2 hours before the lowest tide and lasts for 4hours. With other words, one has to get back before the water is again washing across the gravel bar. Also you have to balance your body along a narrow trail between rocks and slippery seaweeds. To make that trip a bit safer the "Friends of the Head Harbour Lightstation" are offering a collection of walking sticks at the ticket kiosk. Volunteers of the association have worked hard over the years to repair and staff the lightstation. 

When the summer visitors are coming over there are usually knowledgeable volunteers at hand to tell the story of the lightstation.

One day, a couple of years ago, 2 elderly ladies volunteering, were taking a rest on a bench. They had been busy with a variety of maintenance issues and were now just immersed in enjoying the peace and beautiful view across the bay. A lady from Michigan was also on site and the last visitor that day. She too was still admiring the surroundings, when one of the volunteers suddenly shouted: "Oh gosh, the gull has left the rock, we have to rush back". They quickly informed the Michigan lady about what was going on preparing for their hasty departure.

That day, the 3 ladies got their feet wet. But what is it about the gull leaving the rock?

Well, rocks are exposed at low tide, but as the tide comes rushing back the water will swallow them. And that's when the gull too has to leave the rock where its been sitting. When the gull is leaving, it is already a bit too late. You gotta leave before the bird has left the rock. The water rises at 5ft pr. hour.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Fog

It 's July 1, Canada Day. If there should be any visitors on the island, they are invisible today. It can't be many. Covid-19 has kept American visitors and those from other Provinces out of New Brunswick. 
It's extremely foggy in the morning. By noon it still hasn't cleared, but it's very warm and -non-typical for Campobello- also very muggy. So we head out to the beach at Southern Head. We have the dog with us and hope to have the beach for ourselves.  And I also hope to find some wild strawberries.


I got lucky with the strawberries. Some are half an inch long!



The fog has turned the coastal landscape into a mystery scene. What appears to be little islands could just be a patch of fog. It is entirely calm. Some gulls are perched on the rocks. The volcanic rocks, normally under water, are warm from the occasional sunshine pressing through the fog. I stretch out on a sloping patch. It feels so good. 





Campobello has something to offer even on a foggy day. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Showing Colors

It's the middle of October. Some places in Canada have received their first major snowfall. But we are lucky to be on Campobello. The temps are in the mid-sixties with summer temps in the sunshine.
We are on the trail to Sunsweep Sculpture. A narrow winding trail following the edge of the rocky cliffs from Liberty Point. 



Every so often we stop to enjoy the stunning view across the rocky cove with it's deep-blue waters.
On this Sunday we are not alone on the trail. Other couples are moving along the trail and once in a while we stop and have a chat with these strangers. It seems like everybody is in his or her best mood. But no wonder...the Sunsweep trail experience makes everybody smile. 

Our next stop is the beach along "Lower Duck Pond". Here we can enjoy full solitude. 

                             A bunch of Asters still in bloom.


The views across the little bog lake behind the beach are just so beautiful. Flowers are still blooming here. Gulls are congregating a distance away from us in the flotsam.

We do the Fox-Hill-Drive out of the Roosevelt Campobello Intern'l Park. Full fall colors are tempting to stop the vehicle to take pictures. Yet, the tamaracks have not turned colors. But maple and birch contrast nicely with the dark spruce trees.


 






Visiting all major view points, Campobello Sightseeing is driving along this road every day. It is not too late to book your tour. Just give us a call now, before the next storm is gonna change the scenery.
RESERVATIONS: 506 752 1901 or U.S. Cell: 207 263 8076
      Roosevelt Campobello Internat'l Park

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Be The Lonely Wanderer

And I had to go out again with Dixie, my dog, which is always digging plastic bottles down in the soft sand. She just can't have it that plastic bottles are laying around in the open.

Today I had dressed warmly, because it is September now, and mornings have grown much colder. The tide was still running out, but would turn in another hour. 

Herring Cove Beach has its name for a reason, and local fishermen are still setting up a herring weir to trap the "silver of the sea". It were the local Indians of the Quoddy Tribe, who first taught settlers how to fish for herring from land.
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Being the lonely wanderer, you can let your thoughts fly out to the horizon and beyond. The sea is friendly today but you know it can get wild. You can return in January and watch the storm waves rolling ashore. You will still be the lonely wanderer.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Between The Tides

It was one of those mornings when you woke up looking out the window and let out a deep sigh. "It's still foggy", you think. "Didn't the weather man speak of clear sunshine today?"

And after your breakfast you venture out, in my case with our dog. You drive down to Southern Head and you can hardly see the road in front of you.

But nearing the beach you notice this slight golden light behind all that fog. A ray of hope - maybe. Of course, my dog doesn't care. She ventures along, sniffing here and there, picking up a plastic bottle and buries it in the soft sand. Rounding Southern Head we are looking down Raccoon Beach. I start picking up some round stones. They are wet and their colours are just beautiful.
Suddenly my dog let's out one of her deep growls. She is looking out towards the water. What's there? I can't hear anything. There seems to be just fog. But she isn't letting up.
There! Now I can hear a splash. Something moves in the water. A seal? Or did she hear the distant blow-out from a whale?

It's too foggy to find out for sure, but Dixie listens intently.  She even barks a bit.

Finally, calming down, Dixie takes up checking out the crab shells again, and we begin our return walk. Suddenly I feel a slight breeze. It's the Northwest the weather forecast had predicted. A soft sunshine appears on the cliff side. 


When getting back into Herring Cove, the sun breaks through. In a matter of moments, the fog moves off  Deep blue water appears across the cove. The beach - light brown with a slight yellow tinge. It's low tide now. Soon it will turn again and 25ft of water will again wash over this beautiful beach.