Maine & Canada Part II – I'm Lovin' It

In one of our massively long drives to somewhere that I forget, we stopped by a McDonalds for a quick lunch

Hmmm.. something's fishy...

Notice something a lil different?

It’s a lobster roll!  (three to be exact)  I love how McDonald’s has specialty food depending on the region.  I wasn’t in the mood for more lobster, so I got a blueberry & raspberry sundae instead.  (I was carsick from trying to edit pictures in the back seat…ugh makes me want to puke just thinking about it)

Ad on the outside door

One of the cool things we saw while we were up there was Thunder Cave in Ovens Natural Park.  It’s really similar to Thunder Hole in Acadia if you’re familiar with that.  If not, look below!

Nature's fart (shart?)

I’m no expert as to why it occurs.  A quick google on it suggests that there is a cave slightly below the water line.  When the ocean pulls back, air is allowed into it.  But when the water comes back with the next wave, the air gets compressed until the pressure is so high that the air rushes out resulting in a thunderous sound and an explosion of water.  Maybe.  Whatever the reason, it’s pretty fun to watch and wait for the next big one.

Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick

Another neat place [if you can stand the mud & swarms of mosquitoes] is Hopewell Rocks.  It’s got nifty rock formations that you can go up to and explore.

Snails!

Brian and I started exploring the place and when we got close to the shore there were all these little black rocks under our feet. Crunch, crunch.

Except.. wait a minute.. those aren’t rocks!  They’re thousands of snails!  I wonder if those suckers are edible?  There’s enough to feed a small nation.

In the bottom left picture you can see all the trail patterns in the mud made by these snails.

Hopewell Rocks at high tide

This is what the place looks like at high tide. It happens really quick! Probably cuz this place holds the world record for highest tides (up to 14 meters!)

I will remember you, J

Ah yes, as “guessed” from my first post, we got our grub on in Portland, Maine at J’s Oyster.  But alas, their famous bucket of clams were out of commission due to the deluge of non-stop rain.  Apparently, concerns about pollution from runoff due to the heavy rains caused just about all of Maine’s clam flats to close down.  Arg!  You win again, nature!

So we “settled” for mussels and lobster.  Not half bad.  Notice what’s missing in the lobster roll.  No mayo and celery.  Oh yes, the pure, unadulterated, virgin lobster roll.  And it’s stuffed to the brim!  And nicely wrapped in lettuce and a toasted buttered roll.  Deeeelicious!  (And for only $12!)

Three Fishermen

Here’s a pic I snapped of some fishermen at Two Lights State Park in Maine.  Seems kinda ballsy of them to stand so close to the surf!  But they probably know what they’re doing.

Well, that concludes my super quick recap of the last 3 days of our trip.  And as usual, here’s the rest of the post of some of my favorite pics!

 

More Pics I Like

 

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg’s a World Heritage Site famed for its brightly colored buildings and unique architecture.  Bright is right!

My brother hates cilantro

‘Em be some intense colors!

Tucker's Tunnel

Yet another sea cave (in addition to Thunder Cave)

Lichen covered tree

Fern wave

Bend of Light

I had my brother pose for me in this one.  I really like the way it came out!

Blue sky??

The sky at last! Except we were in our car leaving Canada.  I took this picture through the car window.  But man, look at the beautiful clouds!

Portland Headlight

Driving home from Moncton, New Brunswick takes 14 hours so we split up the drive and spent a night in Portland.  The next day we decided to explore the area real quick before embarking on another 8 hour drive.

This is Portland Headlight, the oldest operating and most photographed lighthouse in Maine.  It’s located in Fort Williams Park -a reaaally pretty place for a date (or an esession) if you bring your significant other ;)

It was partially cloudy plus you can see a thick layer of fog looming in the background.  Can you see the tiny dark speck in the fog close to the horizon??  It looks like it’s a piece of dust on your monitor (except it follows the image when you scroll).

Phantom lighthouse

Here’s that speck zoomed in.  It looks like a ghost lighthouse.  Pretty neat, yea?

Cloud and fog

The fog’s starting to get closer. Eh, time to leave!

Happy flowers

Crashing Surf

I really like the way this last picture came out. It has kind of a serene feel to it despite the foaming sea.

Thanks for visiting and come again!

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3 comments

  1. i was wondering if you found the hidden treasures at mcd’s haha =)

    as always..pretty pictures!!

    and we all know you meant you wish cassie was there when you said significant other =P

  2. At first, when you asked if I noticed anything different with the McD’s picture, I assumed you meant the maple leaf in the center of the logo on the fry box… then I looked a little longer… :-P

  3. im so jealous! I want to eat McD’s lobster rolls too. if McD’s had that HERE then maybe I would actually want to go there! :P I really like a lot of these pics! esp the ones with the Portland lighthouse. and I really like the last pic. and i bet u think ur so clever with the nature’s shopping cart. muahaha see i can be clever too!

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