Schoodic Point

Schoodic Point is one of the famous tourist sights around here, so one sunny day we drove over to see it. Along the way we stopped at a scenic lookout by Taunton Bay. Here the tide rises and falls about 12 feet. Not nearly as high at the tides the Bay of Fundy, but it's still pretty impressive. The are clams here but they don't allow clamming, which is a pity, now that we know how to do it. On the next beach we stopped at was a treasure trove of small snail shells. They completely covered the ground - you couldn't walk without crunching shells.
We got back in the car again and drove off but before too long we stopped again, this time for this view. This rocky beach has its own charm, and we were surprised how many colors were visible in the rocks - green, black, pink, grey, yellow, etc.
Back in the car one more timea, and this time we made it all the way to Schoodic Point! And it is so beautiful - wild and gorgeous with endless waves. 
The rocks that are such an important part in the landscape in other placesare the landscape here. The coastline is solid granite.
Interestingly, in a few places there is a dark line of stone running right through the lighter granite.
But sometimes that dark line is a chasm, not a filler. You want to be careful not to mistake one for another!
We climbed around on the rocks and watched the ocean for a long time, and then drove slowly around the coastline, stopping often to enjoy the changing view. Away from the point it was still rocky but in a smaller way, with more foliage. It was all good.
We topped it off with lunch at Chase's Restaurant, where Randy ordered the Crabmeat Rueben with hand-cut fries. All the fries and onion rings we've had in Maine have been hand-cut and hand-breaded, which is much better than the pre-packaged stuff!
We also stopped at a craft shop in town. The owner was a friendly lady who told us their busy season would start "when the bugs start crawling in". Seeing my blank look, she explained that means when the soft-shell lobsters come in closer to the shore. Soft-shell lobsters can be caught but they cannot be shipped out of state, so for a few months the local lobster prices drop, which brings more people to the area. She also said their second busy season would be "when the peepers show up". That, it turns out, means when the tourists come back to view the beautiful fall foliage. There appears to be a whole lexicon for Mainers! As we left the area, we saw a sort of a huge billboard that celebrates the local love of lobsters.

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