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We leave the Bar Harbor area of MDI and head to its Southwest Harbor area. Some say that Southwest Harbor is one of Maine's best kept secrets and it is often called "the jewel" of MDI and the Acadia National Park region. Called the "quiet side", this quaint town is surrounded by the quiet beauty of Acadia
Our first stop in this area is an …
... back to Mount Desert Island to retrace part of the route that the Lynches had taken and recommended.
As we entered the island, we headed due south on route 102 to Bernard on the western side of Bass Harbor. We then drove to the eastern side of the harbor, through the town of Bass Harbor, to the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. This is a working lighthouse that is staffed 24/7/365 by a Coast Guard person who resides there with ...
... the boat is completely covered and not dependant upon the weather as all the activity is taking place under the sea.
We were the first to arrive at the College of the Atlantic at the meet up point at the Dorr Natural History museum. We were greeted by 'Captain Evil', aka Ed's wife, Edna who is such a lovely person. She was most amused to learn that the trip was recommended to us by our Welsh friends and proceeded to name the ...
The trail down was quite straightforward following the little cairns, although there was two steep sections that involved my patented "sit on bottom and ease yourself down" technique which the boys are now expert at!
Back in the car, as we were on the loop road we drove up Cadillac mountain, the highest point in the park. I will confess, after the trail, it was a bit of an anticlimax. It was busy and ...
... seemed a good way to see a large chunk of the park otherwise difficult to see unless you do some mega hiking. We went a slight detour into Bar Harbor via the main park visitor centre to book the boys one one of the ranger led activities, a tidepool walk later in the week. The place was mobbed! So much for this being a quieter week. We waited in a queue only to be told that the tidepool walk was ...