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…
But they don’t really capture the experience all that well. It was really stunning.
Cold. But stunning
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:
We stopped for some whoopee pies:
And checked out Somes Sound – the only fjord on the eastern coast of the US:
And stopped for a break on a natural seawall along the way:
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:
And I just tried to keep up:
Then it reached the rocky shore:
This part was really neat because the rocks formed little tide pools:
That were filled with tiny creatures:
We spent quite a lot of time exploring the shore.
From here the path loop back through another pine forest.
This time it stayed along the edge of a small bay:
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:
I did not go exploring on the wet rocks. I just enjoyed the sunshine and view while Matt took over the camera.
At this point we were starving which was perfect because we were almost at our ultimate destination – 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:
Neither can the lobster:
One last pic of us in front of stacks of lobster cages after enjoying our lobster dinner:
And that’s about all for Day 3!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll get it together to do another baby/belly update....