After a few hours we turned down a loop road to drive round the Acadia National Park where we had dinner at Schoodic Point whilst watching a beautiful sunset. Afterward we headed off to Ellsworth's Walmart to camp for the night. Once we got there we noticed how much we were back in the states as we're back to later opening times. We settled in, watched a Desperate Housewives and got off to bed.
Got up around 7.30am, had breakfast and then popped into a tyre shop to try and get the wheel alignment checked as one of the tyres was wearing unevenly and there seemed to be a vibration from the steering wheel. The only place in town that could do it today booked us in for 3pm
. We then drove down to another bigger part of the Acadia National Park and took in the sights there. First we stopped at Thunder Hole where the sea crashes into a chasm and traps a pocket of air making a thunder noise. Then we went round to Hadlock Pond where we had a walk to the massive water falls there. Well, the park ranger said that there was a waterfall but didn't say how big it was and to be honest I've seen more water coming from a tap. When we got back to the van we had lunch and then headed off to Cadillac Mountain where we had some spectacular views of the sea and the rest of the park. As time was getting on, we headed back to town stopping at the Visitor Centre to get our passbook stamped. Back in town, we headed to the tyre shop only to find that our van was too high to get in the workshop, so we'll have to get it done some other time. We decided to go to a campsite for the rest of the afternoon and evening and picked up some groceries on the way. We found a campsite just out of town, settled in and Skyped Cat's parents. After a lovely warm curry, we got comfortable and watched the film Vantage Point and then went to sleep.
16th Sept cont.