Friday, September 21, 2012

Friar's Bay, Campobello Island, June 9

Friar's Bay, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
One of Campobello's claims to fame is that Franklin Delano Roosevelt summered there. Friar's Bay was one of his favorite places on the island. It wasn't mine. Granted, it was high tide and pouring rain, so the view was fairly grim, but the amount of trash on the shoreline was some of the worst I've seen in a rural area.
The rain kept starting and stopping, but when it rained it came down mighty hard, so I didn't stay on the beach long. This is I saw when I looked up - black and white clouds chasing each other across the sky:
I did find some interesting things, like the whelk egg sacs (all empty), and a moon snail shell, and a tag from a Maine lobster trap. Maine traps in Canada? Well, yes - this truly is a borderland. Campobello's only bridge connects to Maine, so residents need passports to reach the Canadian mainland. Another reminder of how arbitrary national borders are.

In the still life: Lobster fishing rope, Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), sea glass, granite beach stone, Soft-shell Clam (Mya arenaria), Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum), beach china, plastic bottle cap seal, whelk egg cases (probably Buccinum undatum), lobster claw band, Moon Snail (Lunatia heros), and lobster trap tag.

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