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North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 27th 2013

Hi, All -- There's a causeway which goes from Bar Harbor's harbor area to nearby Bar Island during low tide. Yesterday Bob and I walked partway to the Island and then turned around as the tide was coming in. We then sat on a rock and watched the drama -- people trailing out of the Island woods and noting to their dismay that the causeway had started to go under water in parts. Four only got water over their ankles; another pair waded through water up to their knees and looked rather distraught. They might want to check a tide table next time. The rest of the photos were taken during our eight days here in Acadia Nat'l Park and surrounding areas. Tomorrow we take off for Canada -- we're not quite sure where. We'll surprise ... read more
causeway to Bar Island
crossing the causeway late
high tide over causeway

North America » United States » Maine » Ogunquit September 25th 2013

September 25, 2013 The weather was a little better this morning for our drive and short walks in Acadia NP early in the morning. I love the stone bridges and the carriage paths. It would be such fun to actually ride in a horse drawn carriage in this park, but I'm sure Joe would prefer riding his bicycle. We drove through most of Mount Desert Island that has both parkland and private land, all beautiful. In the town of Northeast Harbor we picked one of the multiple bakeries and had some delicious blueberry scones with our coffee. The people on Mount Desert Island have a nice the summer. I'm sure most of them aren't there in the winter. We did love Acadia NP and can certainly see why a few of our NPS friends that ... read more
Acadia NP
Acadia NP
Acadia NP

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 24th 2013

Hi, All -- It's cold and rainy today, a perfect day for catching up on emails, reading a good book, and sending out another blog. Yesterday was nice, a fair amount of sun and briskish winds. We met for lunch with my past photo teacher and mentor, Lydia Goetz, who lives in Southwest Harbor. This is the third year in a row we've been able to have lunch with Lydia, always a good experience. This time we missed her partner, George De Wolfe, also an excellent photographer. I've taken a couple of classes from him too. Their little village of Southwest Harbor is surrounded by Acadia Nat'l Park as is Northeast Harbor which we visited later. The Park is interspersed throughout with private land. The Park's history, which is quite interesting, explains how all this came ... read more
Thuya Gardens
blue orchard bee house
Acadia #1

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 24th 2013

September 24, 2013 We had to be at the ferry at 6:45 AM this morning, set three alarms and we both woke up before the alarms went off. The 90 minute ride went by quickly as we ate a little breakfast and visited with fellow travelers. We drove through rain for most of the morning. We stopped at St. Croix Island International Site that commemorates a French settlement on the island that failed miserably. We did have a nice talk with the site manager there and she loaned us an umbrella to take on the interpretive walk. We enjoyed that small site even with all the rain. We drove the scenic routes on our way to Acadia NP and made a couple of stops just for fun. One was at Jasper Beach, we think we found ... read more
Ferry to Black's Harbor
St. Croix Historical Site
St. Croix International Site

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor September 10th 2013

After two days of travelling from Canada to USA it was time to stay in one place if only for one day. The New Brunswick area was awash with rain and the driving was difficult nearly had to stop due to visibility. The journey the following day into Maine was slow due to back road route. It was supposed to be a coastal route of outstanding beauty. Not much beauty to me . Last evening the Maine Lobster meal was very good, much better than the one I had many years ago in Vegas. The soft shell lobster was succulent and very tasty. The Blueberry pie was tasty but not in my diabetic diet. Today we woke to find that bad weather is moving across USA and on its way to Maine. So an early start ... read more

North America » United States » Maine » Portland August 31st 2013

Nova Scotia - and New England travel. Saturday 31st August . We started our journey from Terminal 5 at Heathrow, such a modern airport with plenty of space and apparently a lack of people. Our flight was by British Airways to Boston Massachusetts.... read more

North America » United States » Maine » York August 13th 2013

Took a three day trip to York Beach Maine with my brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, and my mom. The weather was perfect for the entire three days. Highs in the mid 70's and lows in the mid to upper 50's at night. York Beach is about 20 miles into Maine and has been a summer vacation destination for my family for years. We went up on Sunday August 4th and stayed thru Wednesday the 7th. Went to the flea market in Londonderry New Hampshire on our first day so the women could do some purse shopping. New Hampshire as well as New York are really cracking down on the selling of knock-off purses so the selection this year was nil. We checked into our hotel in the afternoon and headed to ... read more
York Beach Maine
York Beach
What a good looking bunch

North America » United States » Maine » Bar Harbor August 9th 2013

What a lazy easy day for us. We woke up to pouring rain and thunder. The lightening started soon after and the kids thought it was great. All day long it has done nothing but pour rain...I feel like I am on the Oregon Coast except that it isn’t as beautiful. We decided that Theo needed a jacket since he forgot his and headed to downtown Bar Harbor. We were lucky we made it there early as we came back later and it was wall to wall people. We were able to get him a hooded jacket and left for Acadia National Park. Our first stop was Sand Beach. The only sand beaches this far north on the eastern shore. We were being blown and rain was pelting us, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying ... read more
Lobster Boil 2
Lobster Boil
Lobster Roll

North America » United States » Maine » Houlton August 8th 2013

Day 14: Woke up early this AM and got off by 6:30, even after dumping the holding tanks. Kerry was standing outside their trailer as we left. When we said our good byes last night (we had such a good time together, that was really sad), they did not know where they were going to go today - - just that they didn't plan to stay where they were. Our drive was 436 uneventful miles -- about 9 hours. Just as crossed into New Brunswick, we saw a complicated array of towers and wires that was the Canadian National Radio Broadcast facility - - looked just like Marconi's setup. Thought we saw Jim standing in the middle of all those wires. Traffic was mostly pretty light. Had some drizzly rain. Temperature dropped noticeably when it started ... read more
Radio Xmitter
Radio Transmitter
More wires

North America » United States » Maine August 8th 2013

More photos at: Picasa url= I'd been lucky so far this trip, but the rain finally caught up with me today. This made my visit to Acadia National Park somewhat shorter and wetter than originally planned. I drove the loop road and took some pictures when visibility allowed, but I didn't do any hiking.... read more

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