We began out day with laundry and changing linens on the beds. I caught up my journal at the laundromat while B and Mom colored sea creatures.
After lunch we went our on a boat with Island Quest Marine and learned all about sea life, lobsters, salmon farming and so much more. You could see our campsite as we went about Pasamaquady Bay.
I was cold but this time prepared with my heavy ski jacket.
The boat had an upper deck and we spent most of our time up on top.
We pulled along side of a lobster boat and got to see some of the HUGE lobsters that they had caught that day!
They guessed this one was about 10-15lbs! It was HUGE!
We learned about the tides, people and history of the area.
This is the only functioning lighthouse in the area and it now all run by computers away from the lighthouse!
We saw atlantic salmon aquaculture farms and learned how they keep them safe from sharks and eagles with nets with wires built in.
These poles are part of a herring catching devise. Herring are less than intelligent fish, even if they communicate with farts. They school and swim and get stuck in nets on the poles and then are easily scooped up and put in barrels and sold as sardines!
We saw a bird rookery and learned that this specific island is the only place that has the plant stinging nettles in the area.
We saw lots of bald eagles. My favorite bird was the guillemot. It is related to the puffin. I hope that we can see a puffin later in the trip as they migrate back to the area after breeding.
This is my happy puffin cousin face.
More birds on the rookery.
We even saw a few grey seals and a group of harbor seals.
The end of the trip they served us salmon pate and I LOVED it! We had to go out later and buy some from the place that made it. We did get to see a mini touch tank and learn a bit more about the sea life.
The evening was spend taking water samples with Dad and looking at the under the microscope we have along with us on our trip. It hooks up to Dad’s computer so we can take photos of things we see under the scope. (photos to come later)