Published: September 24th 2012September 23rd 2012
It seems 7 am is the wake up time. There was a decent breeze and the air smelled of fresh salt water. The tide is out so rocks are exposed with seaweed draping over them. A contrast of mustard yellow and black.
After some morning chores Oscar was content to just lay in bed so I took my chair, coffee and binoculars and resumed my pose of last night. No peace this morning though. I was watching a sea gull walking over the rocks in search of breakfast. He was very protective of his territory and I witnessed one very violent encounter. Then he resumed his food hunt and went into a tidal pool, looking around. He seemed to be doing a little dance then looking down in the water. It finally dawned on me he was digging for clams! He would scratch around with his feet, and put his head in the water and come up with a mussel. Some were too big and he let them go and searched for others. When he found the right size he took flight, hovered over rocks and dropped the shell. Most times it broke right away and he was
rewarded with a tasty morsel. I guess it’s cause and effect but sure seems like deductive reasoning to me.
Then I heard a loon, so went in search for them with binoculars. There were 2 swimming a ways away, picture. That was one of my hopes, to see and hear a loon.
Then a seal swam by. Then there was another loon. Oh, I was SO busy.
I had breakfast and straightened camp because we were getting company.
Margie arrived about 12:30, very warmly welcomed by Oscar. Picture. Marg had a lobster roll for lunch, I had a crab roll, we talked and settled in then off we went to explore Acadia.
We decided to drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain and take in the view, and what a view it is. Several pictures.
Then it was off to the visitor’s center to make sure we didn’t miss something. We decided to book a sailing cruise for tomorrow at 2 pm and a horse drawn wagon ride for Tues at 10.
Back at the campsite we had cocktails waiting for the sunset. It was warm enough to sit out in short sleeves
and the sun was brilliant.
I snapped away as the sun set over the horizon, we heard a loon and it chilled enough that we headed inside for dinner.
A bowl of chili filled the bill then I did my blog and Marg watched the Emmys until she fell asleep. Sunrise at Cadillac Mt tomorrow just because it’s the thing to do.
There are more photos below