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North America » United States » Maine » Southwest Harbour October 13th 2006

The cloudless skies returned today and with very clear viability we had a magnificent time introducing ourselves to the Acadia National Park. The park was denoted to the nation by several rich families including the Rockefellers. It has a glaciated coastline including one of only two fiords on the east coast of America and several hills of over 1000’ with bare granite summits poking through the trees. The autumn tree colours were probably the best we have seen on the trip. In the morning we took a ferry trip which visited two of the outlying islands both of which seem to be millionaire hideaways. The views of the Mount Desert Island hills were great. The afternoon was spent driving around a loop road in the park guided by an audio cd, which made an amazingly scenic, ... read more
Inn at Southwest, our B&B
Ferry with Mount Desert Island in background
Glaciated lake in Autumn colours

North America » United States » Maine » Southwest Harbour October 13th 2006

We spent a rather unpleasant day driving 200 miles through Maine in continuous rain from Bethel in the west to the Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island on the Atlantic coast. We are staying in a very pleasant bed and breakfast house in Southwest harbour. Fortunately the weather cleared in the evening and we able to take a pleasant walk along the coast by Bar Harbour, the largest town on the island. For dinner, I achieved a first. Under close instruction from the restaurant owner I managed to consume a local lobster. It was delicious. ... read more
Bar Harbour Coast
The Lobster

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