We woke up to bright blue skies and clear air--perfect weather for day two of our Acadia trip. I don't know what water this is but it was beautiful.
My impression of Maine was game filled forests and rocky coastlines. It still surprises me with its mountains. Truth is Maine is very mountainous from lots of volcanic and glacial activity.
View of Frenchman Bay. Bar Harbor is located directly behind the middle of the island.
Low tide--you can see the bottom of this cove in the crystal clear water.
View directly across the road--a salt marsh
View from Schoodic Point. The 'other Acadia" is located across Frenchman Bay east of Mount Desert Island which holds the majority of the Park. There are only four hikes in this part of the park. All four lead to Schoodic Head 440 ft up. We opted for clambering over the rocks at various points along the 6 mile perimeter road.
A tidal pool looks just like a little snail village in a valley. The whole thing is completely under this beautifully clear water.
Evidence of volcanic activity
I think this may be a rainwater pool. The water is cloudy and this little fellow likes it.
beauty and beasts
Basaltic rock from lava flow
Jellie fish in the channel
Views of Schoodic Harbor on the Gulf of Maine (west side of the Schoodic Peninsula.)
View of the entrance of Wonsqueak Harbor on the left. The building isn't leaning, I took this on the fly from the back of the bike.
A restaurant called the Pickled Wrinkle. It took me a couple of tries but I finally got it.
We stopped for lobster rolls here. Duane thought his was good. I decided that I had found that "wicked good" lobster roll. Surprisingly Duane passed on the ice cream!!!!
Tidal flat at low tide
Maine, especially coastal Maine is all about lobster.
We saw this place and decided to stop for pix.
Ray Murphy is a true chain saw artist, using no other tool but a chain saw for his carvings.
Tiny ladybugs. His daughter does the painting.
Ray is a gregarious fellow who loves an audience. He has shows daily at 7 pm.
When I think of Maine coastal houses this comes to mind. Notice the widow's walk above the front door.
Schoodic point was the highlight of our Acadia tour. This part of the park is smaller, more remote and less crowded--the perfect way to experience Acadia National Park and the Maine sea coast.
Next stop is further down the coast. Stay tuned.
Louise and Duane