The Scenic Route

Trip Start Jun 21, 2012
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Trip End Jul 04, 2012


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

This morning we left Camden, Maine to head toward St Andrews, New Brunswick. It was supposed to be one of our shorter days in the car-only 3 and a half hours. However, 4 hours into the trip, we traveled 30 miles!! We took Route 1 which is the coastal scenic byway and decided to stop at places that looked exciting, and a lot looked exciting!

First we stopped at Mount Battie and drive to the top for some spectacular views of central Maine. The view from the top was breathtaking. Looking out on the bay and seeing the towns and cities was gorgeous. Plus we had great views of the many bays and islands.

From there we drove to Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory bridge. We were able to go up in the bridge which is the tallest observatory bridge in the world at over 420 feet tall. We could see for miles. While we were up there we watched a huge rainstorm move in from over a mountain and then move off into the distance. It was so cool! We also walked around Fort Knox which was used during many invasions from British Canadians.

After those 2 stops, we decided we needed to make some progress and our stops usually just involved pulling into turn outs, taking a picture or two and leaving. One of the turn outs was at the 45 parallel which is half way between the equator and the north pole!

10 hours after we left our hotels in Central Maine we arrived at our hotel in St Andrews. We drove through the charming smal town in the dark to get a feel for where to head in the morning to see the high tide on the Bay of Fundy.
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