|Beginning the crossing of the Goose River mud flats|
|The butterfly that greeted us on the west side of Goose River|
|Looking up along the shore of tributary to Goose River just before we crossed.|
|The cap of Martin Head beyond the cold mud flats of Goose Creek as seen in a trip in 2009..|
From Goose Creek you can actually see the next tidal flat we would be challenged by. The scenic Martin Head isthmus is an iconic location and I will likely discuss it in a later post. From Goose Creek we would spend our morning heading towards it through the wooded trail. Before getting to the road we make a trail down to the long sandy beach for an early lunch as we wait for the tide to recede far enough to cross the mud flats and gravel of Quiddy River. The muddy portion of this crossing is much shorter than the others but that does depend on where you cross. There are mud flats at Martin Head that are great to play in and explore. In some places there are strong indications of the settlements of years gone by and the mud flats no doubt hide much more.
|The mud flats at Martin Head are covered by water in this 2007 photo. Luckily we crossed a much narrower section.|