Reversing Falls Park/Reserve (I'm not sure what it is called) is a nice grassy area on top of a small knoll which overlooks part of Long Cove on the Cobscook Bay. Canada is only a few miles across the Bay and our cell phones are really confessed because they keep bouncing back and forth between Atlantic and Eastern time. We are close to Pembroke and Lubec, so we pretty far north on the coast, which is beautiful.
Reversing Falls is a phenomenon which occurs as the tide come and goes. Because of the coves and islands a reversing tide effect occurs making it look like the water is flowing backwards. It's hard to see in the pictures but it is quite dramatic near low tide. The tidal changes are very dramatic here. There can be as much as a 50 foot tide at certain times and it is quite evident.
Our plans were to stay a few days and explore the area contingent on Hurricane Irene which was scheduled hit the New England area on Sunday. The biggest concern is getting stranded due to either flooding tides and rivers or downed trees on the roads. We had to drive several miles on a well graded dirt road with lots of trees right on the shore of the cove to get to our quiet campsite. The paved roads out are narrow and near tidal zones with lots of trees.
Looking towards Long Cove.
What look like rapids (below) is really the reversing falls effect. The water flow churns up aquatic life for the birds and seals.
Below a seal plays in the water and enjoys the plentiful food churned up by the tides. There were
several golden eagles in the area as well as lot of other birds.