To reach St. Brendan’s you must drive to Burnside ( approximately 8 km. north of Eastport) and take a ferry. The trip takes 1 hour and is quite scenic as the bay is dotted with islands, shoals and, at this time of the year, fishing boats.
…….but don’t pay any attention to this official schedule…oh no, no, no
This is the ‘real’ schedule, which was hidden behind a parked truck when we first arrived!
The ferry dock was quite busy with boats unloading caplin. I assume they were being taken to the plant in Happy Adventure.
Thankfully, with help from someone on the wharf, we were shown the right schedule:) and we were off on another adventure.
Where exactly are we going? Checking the map.
Never give up listening to the sounds of birds. John James Audobon
We have arrived. The population of St. Brendan’s is 140 with 9 being school students. I had assumed that St. Brendan’s was just one community, but was surprised to find that it is comprised of several little coves. Some have four or five houses.
A beautiful day in St. Brendan’s
Let us resist the tendency to take the shallow route, and instead pursue depth in our lives. From the book entitled Gratitude
Oh to know its history.
There is something to be said for walking: it is the mode of human locomotion by which man proceeds on his own two feet, upright, erect, as man should be, not squatting on his rear haunches like a frog. Edward Abbey
The Three R’s…..ruins, rope & raspberries
I love the scent of blackberry bushes…..
An easy, scenic hike.
The Beacon. We were told that a lighthouse used to be on this spot years ago.
In the distance, across from the lighthouse, is Braggs Island. Greenspond is out there somewhere:)
….and back we go.
Looking, singing, resting, breathing, are all complementary to walking. Thomas A. Clark
Photos L & C Fudge