Boot Cove LbNA # 14683
|Placed Date||Apr 22 2005|
|Last Update||Oct 8 2008|
Directions: From 189 in Lubec, turn south on South Lubec road and travel approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Boot Cove Road. Boot Cove Preserve is approximately two miles down on the left. It’s .2 miles past Weir Land (Pvt). There's a small parking lot, marked with boulders, capable of fitting only two or three cars. It’s easy to pass, so be on the lookout.
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Meandering down the trail…sign in if you’d like…the bog is a beautiful, short diversion...farther on, at the fork, consider that shorter choices aren’t always better choices…sharp eyes will help you keep to the trail…twist and turn through the dense spruce…then the view opens…sit and gaze.
Take your time. A question arises…does the cove truly look like a boot? Only experience will answer. Bold Coast indeed…up and down through dense growth opening to rocky plateaus guarded by dead, weathered sentinels. Come upon the grand staircase – not that the number of steps makes it grand but how could a staircase looking out upon such scenery not be? Climb and count. Take note, lest you forget.
Onward. The character changes, from cliffs to cove. Visit the cobble beach if you’d like. What do you see? Boot? Beauty? Both?
The beach may beckon, but you cannot stay indefinitely – your meanderings end near the trail sign. In the direction of .6 would be fine. How far? Number of paces = number of stairs. Now what? Add 100 to the number of grand stairs. Along that bearing is a spruce, about 10 paces away if you step through the “V” tree. South side of tree…below rock. Look in gratitude at the footwear on your feet. They carried you here, up rocks from cliff to cove. Thank you, boots. Thank you, Boot Cove.