07/18/2005: The coast of Maine
We left the Calais Motor Inn and bought some fruit, and had a fruitless search for an AOL disk.
Although we had planned to jump across the bridge into New Brunswick, we decided to move slowly and see the low tide here in Maine before moving on.
I tried to get online at the Public Library, but after being surly with their expert, I found out that the only way I could do it is with one of their carrel computers: WinNT4.0 on a 486! No way to upload pictures. I just did a quick email check while Karen went to check out the McDonalds Lobster Rolls. Locals told her where to go to get good ones. Then Karen apologized to the poor librarian for my manners.
So we lunched at an ice cream stand on U.S. 1 called The Scream House and had the Lobster roll plate with onion rings.
Then we stopped at a few shore access points to see the low tide, and look around the rocky beaches.
We drove on down to Lubec, Maine, where the Visitor centers closed at 3 on Monday, to open on Wednesday. But the Lubeck historian showed up after hours & Karen talked her way in.
We drove to the West Quoddy Head lighthouse in dense fog, and stood at the easternmost point of the United States.
The next couple of hours we spent trying to find an unnamed "Blow hole" at an unspecified location. Different locals had different ideas about how to get there, and it wasn't on any map.
We stayed at the Eastland Motel just west of Lubec, where the owner gave us directions to a hike to what may or may not be the fabled blow hole.
I was very exhausted by the end of this day.