Thirty-five kilometres (22 mi.) off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, lies the Island of Grand Manan - the punctuation mark at the end of the Canada-United States border.
One of the island's links to the mainland is a ferry that sails from the New Brunswick port of Black's Harbour. During the 90 minute crossing, passengers watch the mainland fade into a thin blue strip on the horizon.
They begin to understand the intrigue of isolation the island holds. On a clear summer day, porpoise play in the bay and sightings of whales from the passenger decks are not uncommon.
The beacon of Swallowtail light greets visitors as they sail near the bustling fishing community of North Head. Twenty-four kilometres (15 mi.) long and 11km (7mi.) wide, the island offers a lot of territory for guests to explore.