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#InstaPartridgeNB

I only learned about Partridge Island about a year ago from my friend Jodi.  Once I started seeing some images of this place in Instagram, I really wanted to check it out.  

I finally got to visit it today after me and @ericwilliamkaffine (on Instagram) decided to set up a Instameet at Partridge Island and make the trek over. 

It really does take a while to get over, I think it was around 20 or 30 minutes over some rough terrain of jagged rocks.  But, as long as they’re dry you can slowly make your way there fairly safely.  Although we had one member of the photo meet take a tumble and instead of catching himself and potentially banging his camera, he cradled his camera like a baby and took a shot to the face on the way down (see second to last photo), a true photographer to say the least.  

It was a weird experience on the island, if you know the history of the place, (check it out on wikipedia).  I was around a lot of positive people while we visited and shot photos, but you could still feel the sadness of what happened a long, long time ago.  

I would definitely recommend checking it out sometime, see my photos and you’ll know what I mean. 

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