We started our morning with laundry. I colored pictured and drew flowers the entire time.
We took an awesome cruise today with Island Quest Marine. They were so knowledgeable of the area and sea life.The captain was a 6th generation lobster fisherman, turned boat builder, turned tourism captain. His daughter was a marine biologist and works part time not he boat and part time at the Biological Station doing research on lobster.
There is the campground we are staying at. We were overlooking Pasamaquady Bay! I thought that was a made up name since it is the name of the town in Pete’s Dragon!
We pulled up along lobster fisherman and saw their HUGE lobsters.
In Canada there is no maximum size catch like in the US.
We also saw atlantic salmon aquaculture farms.
Lots of people own private islands. It is quite amazing.
These poles were part of a sardine trap! They put nets on them and the schools of fish get stuck. They can judge how many fish are int he trip with a rowboat and a string. the string is lowered to the bottom and based on vibration of fish hitting the string they can judge how many hogshead or barrels of fish there are.
I had an awesome time seeing porpoise, grey seal, harbor seal and so many birds.
This island is a rookery for many birds.
This is a seal popping its head out of the water. He is hard to see.
More seals on a rock.
We even had a mini touch tank on the cruise. It was really fun. I loved talking with the biologist.