Beautiful, Restful, Rejuvenating, inspirational
Submitted: July 12, 2010
Stayed: July 2010
My mother, 2 girl friends, and I stayed in the Bailey's Mistake Oceanside Cottage for a week long ladys retreat type of vacation. We only wish we could have stayed longer. The home is beautiful and everything we needed was there waiting for us. They even thought to have games and such if children were present. The cove is just as beautiful and beckoned us to spend long hours and daily walks around it.
We spent at least an hour a day discovering new things in the cove. The highs and lows of the tides and the tide pools made the cove a little different every day. Some days we could walk out to what would otherwise be a little island. We discovered two public - access boat ramps and an interesting smoke house that appears to be getting a facelift. We saw smalll fish swimming into the cove from a stream and crabs and such in tide pools. We found seashells and beach stones to collect and even some seaglass. Sometimes the fog would roll in and other times it would creep. Some days the sky was clear and we could see what we believe is Jims Head where the mouth of the cove is.
Though the cove was a beautiful place to walk, we also hiked around Quoddy Head State Park, on Compobello Island to East Quaddy Light House, and in Boot Cove Preserve. We got great pics of West Quoddy Head Light House, which is in Quoddy Head State Park, from the shore below. We also got great pics of East Quoddy Head Light House, which is on Compobello Island. If you go there don't forget your passport and go during low tide so you can walk out to light house. It's worth the hike. While on the Island we visited FDR's summer home (very nice). My very favorite hike was in Boot Cove Preserve about 1.9 miles off of Bootcove Rd. The trail opening is somewhat hidden, marked only by a few boulders. The texture of the ground, tree, multiple shades of green, flora, peat bog, ocean and cliffs are awesome! The day we were there the fog was rolling in creating a strange and wonderful little world.
We were also able to go into Eastport to take a whale watching tour. Our lobster boat captain, sorry to say I forgot his name, made sure we saw some whales. We saw some finback whale, seals, harbor porpoises, an eagle, whirl pools, and even got to watch him bring in some lobster traps. He named any sea life that came up with the trap allowing everyone to touch or look at before he set free.
It's all worth it; Great house, cove, town, and people.
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