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... customs house, bank, general store.
Then we drove across a bridge an island and a causeway to reach Great Wass Island Preserve looking for a walk but as they all seemed to be through pine forest to the sea, instead of by the sea, we gave up on that and headed out to Mt Desert Island, Bar Harbour and Acadia National Park - a gift from the Rockefellers and other wealthy folks to the nation. ...
Left Dave & Julie's about noon today, and they suggested we drive out to the coast and see the quaint little villages of Rockport and Camden, as we headed north towards Acadia National Park. Camden and Rockport were indeed pretty little coastal towns, but we didn't stop. We got such a late start, and we really wanted to make it to Bar Harbor before dark.
... down the final gravel road out in the wilderness (or so it seemed at that hour), not reallly knowing what lay ahead of us. It was a perfect ending to an otherwise stressful drive.
Below we have posted some fun photos from Dave & Julie's place and a walk we took with them the next morning after breakfast. We walked in the country to see the turning leaves, and passed by the summer/country home of their French Canadian friends who are elderly artists.
The sea really is magnificent, the multitude of islands in it only emphasise the power of the waves, but when we crossed the open ocean to reach Monhegan, it was dead calm. On its surface were fields of seaweed, torn from the shores and a probable shelter for small fish and crustaceans. These weeds were inspected by Phalaropes, small waders that trot on the water and even swim to pick up the ...
Camden is a beautiful little town, paradise for sailors, we enjoyed the view of the schooners in the harbour as well as the view from Mt Battie which is a half mile climb. The Penobscot Bay is an excellent spot for all sorts of watersports.
The harbor is used by a lot of sailing vessels, some really big two-masted vessels. They take out tourists on short trips, a few hours or longer multi day voyages. Costs a bit more than dime ...
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