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An ample breakfast, more chatting with our hosts in Alma a nd we were off again. So far we have driven about 3,400 miles). But it was a quicjk trip into Fundy National Park and we were soon out of the car again to embark on the first of three walks, one to a waterfall, one to a beach, and one to Caribou Plains (no Caribou and no Plains but plenty of trees, a peat bog and Beaver ponds - but no beavers)
Then South ...
... it was hard to decide which town I liked the most. Each town had something unique to offer the visitor whether it was its shops, restaurants and/or marina.
My highlight of the trip was our visit to Acadia National Park and going to the summit of Cadillac Mountain (1,530 feet). Standing on the summit, we were able to take in the fall colours of the vegetation on the mountain and the valleys below. Truly breathtaking! Another highlight ...
... ve built a replica that you can tour, and they've marked out the former location of the cabin with a monument, so you can picture what Thoreau's life there was like. Next to the cabin site is a large pile of stones that people have left in tribute. We added rocks to the pile (see mine in pics below!). Being at Walden Pond, you can really get a glimpse of just how much and how quickly the world has changed. Sometimes, I think living in a simpler, less ...
Kim fell in love with Bar Harbor - could move there in a minute, if it weren't for their cold winters, so for one last glimse of this wonderful little harbor town, we took one last walk along the harbor trail and took some final photos for memories.
... lovely tea under the trees in our campsite. (We were to learn that 3 or more cruise ships dump 6,000 or more people on Bar Harbor at a time and the popular land excursions fill up very quickly.)
This was “Astronomy Week” at Acadia, so at dark we headed over to Blackwood’s amphitheater to listen to a presentation on “Thoreau and Astronomy” which featured his journals on astronomy. Nice touch to end a "thoroughly" (couldn't resist) great ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking