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.

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…….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!

 

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Burnside

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.

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St. Brendan’s Ferry

Where exactly are we going? Checking the map.

 

Never give up listening to the sounds of birds.  John James Audobon

 

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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

Meadowsweet

Let us resist the tendency to take the shallow route, and instead pursue depth in our lives.  From the book entitled Gratitude

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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

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Lighthouse Trail

Bull Thistle

 

Lighthouse Trail

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The Three R’s…..ruins, rope & raspberries

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Blackberries

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.

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Braggs Island

In the distance, across from the lighthouse, is Braggs Island. Greenspond is out there somewhere:)

….and back we go.

 

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Looking, singing, resting, breathing, are all complementary to walking.  Thomas A. Clark

Photos  L & C Fudge

 

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