A bad title, I'll admit, because most of the dangers in Acadia National Park, like any other national park, are pretty well known. We have had a very rough week in the Park, with broken bones and broken backs, and that was all before Hurrican Bob swept all those people off the rocks and out to sea.
The waves were unbelieveable, just look at that Youtube video of the coastguard rescue and you know instantly just how grave the situation was that day. My only thought was and is, what were these people thinking? I know the waves were unusual and it was exciting seeing them, and everyone wanted to get as close as they could, but common sense has to prevail, or your asking for trouble. The tragidy is that a very young girl lost her life needlessly.
Below is yet another link to a series of accidents that have occured here this past week. I think, in part, when we travel or go on vacation, we tend to let our guard down, but we seem to get a rash of serious accidents and deaths here every year. Not all are avoidable, but many are.
On this other link, the poor woman stepped backwars on a cliff to get a better picture and ended up stepping right off the cilff. I can honestly relate to this, as I almost lost my life doing the same thing. If not for the grace of God and a single tree branch, I would not be around today. The lady in this story is very lucky she survived the fall.