November 11, 2008

Maine Day 3:

So on our third day in Bar Harbor we got up super, super early and headed up to the top of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun rise. Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the East Coast and in the fall and winter it is the first place that the United States sees the sun rise. So clearly we had to go there. Unfortunately because we are NOT morning people we forgot our camera. I did take a few cell phone pictures…

Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain
But they don’t really capture the experience all that well. It was really stunning.
Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain
Cold. But stunning
Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain
Matt is wrapped up in the Almost Garter Scarf that I knit awhile back.

From there we headed into Bar Harbor for some Maine breakfast – blueberry pancakes made with wild Maine blueberries covered in fresh maple syrup. It was delicious. After a little downtime we decided to take an adventure to the southern part of the island. Once again the drive was beautiful:
Rt 102 in Maine
We stopped for some whoopee pies:
Rt 102 in Maine
And checked out Somes Sound – the only fjord on the eastern coast of the US:
Somes Sound
Somes Sound
And stopped for a break on a natural seawall along the way:
Seawall
Finally we reached our destination – the Ships Harbor trail. Knowing that we couldn’t do much hiking we picked an easy trail that packed a lot of interesting sights into a few short, relatively flat, miles. It started out meandering through a pine forest… where Matt harassed a woodpecker until he got a good shot of it:
Ship's Harbor Trail

And I just tried to keep up:
Ship's Harbor Trail
Then it reached the rocky shore:
Ship's Harbor Trail

This part was really neat because the rocks formed little tide pools:
Ship's Harbor Trail

That were filled with tiny creatures:
Ship's Harbor Trail

We spent quite a lot of time exploring the shore.
Ship's Harbor Trail

From here the path loop back through another pine forest.
Ship's Harbor Trail
This time it stayed along the edge of a small bay: Ship's Harbor Trail

Overall it was a great little trail!

Next we headed further south to check out the Bass Head Light. This lighthouse also claims to be the most photographed in Maine. Again I can see why:
Bass Harbor Head Light
I did not go exploring on the wet rocks. I just enjoyed the sunshine and view while Matt took over the camera.
Bass Harbor Head Light
At this point we were starving which was perfect because we were almost at our ultimate destination – Thurston’s Lobster Pound:
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Lobster Pounds are supposedly the best place to get lobster. They are low on frills but the lobster is literally straight from the boat. And the view just can’t be beat:
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Neither can the lobster:
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Thurston's Lobster Pound
One last pic of us in front of stacks of lobster cages after enjoying our lobster dinner:
Thurston's Lobster Pound

And that’s about all for Day 3!

Hopefully tomorrow I'll get it together to do another baby/belly update....

5 comments:

  1. It looks like so much fun, and the scenery is gorgeous. I sense some new colorways coming on!! ;)

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  2. WOW. Those pics are simply beautiful!

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  3. Stunning pics! I love traveling through your camera.

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  4. Your pictures are simply amazing! Just so beautiful....

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  5. Great pictures from Maine! We were just out there in August had a blast! Can't wait to head back next summer!

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