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  • When I go on an adventure downeast something comes over me. Every view is longer, more stretched out both in time and space. Yesterday is close at hand. 50 years ago is not so far away. Everything is in scale, worn and well used. Yards are lined with lobster traps and plaster gnomes . The sea is never far away.
    Life is as hard here as the granite. Drug addiction and domestic violence rates are high and jobs are scarce .The granite cliffs have stood unchanged for thousands of years.   Fundy tides are the most extreme in the world. More water passes through in one day here than in all of the fresh water rivers in the world. While the tides reverse themselves every six hours , on land change comes slower than a lobster crawls.
    If you look around in the small coastal harbors you see summer folks and tourists sitting on decks added to old cottages. Leisure has replaced labor but still nothing screams VACATIONLAND. The sea and sky, the winding roads and rusted pickup trucks still rule.
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