Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Toll of The Lighthouse.....
Ross Island Lighthouse 1910
The island today is privately owned, but by agreement in the sale, islanders and visitors have access. There are trails that circumvent the island and also a man-made road through the middle of the island. At lower tides, the walk to the lighthouse can be done in an approximate two hour return trip. Around the Bay of Fundy, one has to be reminded of how the water silently seeps in behind you, gathering in shallow pools, until you are cut off and are "walking back knee deep" - always watch the tide and know when it will return. My own trips to the Bay, are always timed - I want to enjoy the Ocean Floor for as long as possible, so I always check the Tides and know how much time I have to play. The tide can return quite quickly and the path can be very dangerous when under water.
Beautiful photo opportunities await you, enjoy the hike across the ocean floor, explore an hour or so, enjoy a picnic, listen to the wild birds call out to each other, soaring high above you. I cannot think of anybody that doesn't want to explore a beach and an island and spend an afternoon with Mother Nature, upon her rocky shore.
The island itself has a rocky rim, as you can see in the first photo - this protects the soft marshy interior from being washed away when the tides come in and the waves do play. The island itself has become a sanctuary for birds and native animals and is filled with extraordinary plant life.