Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Maine
Trip Start May 05, 2013
17Trip End Sep 11, 2013
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..had a pleasant 4hr drive up the coast to Mount Desert Island - home of the coastal resort town of Bar Harbor, which appears to have a symbiotic relationship w/ Acadia National Park
found a reasonably priced campground
...settled for a quiet, no frills field
..soon after, took my e-bike for it's maiden spin down
a 1/4 mile path to Hadley beach..
we were unprepared for (what seemed like)
a 20% precipitous grade..
however, it proved to be an effortless climb...
..am guessing the passing traffic probably thought
i was some kind of super-woman :)
i loove my bike! thanks isa :)
..can't seem to come up w/ an adequate superlative to describe this phenomenon of nature
collectively conserved as
*Acadia National Park..
*definition - idyllic place
primarily, i love the raw beauty of contrasting ocean & spruce
that combined aura of salt & pine is like no other..
the fascinating history..
45mi of carriage roads & bridges
(built by Rockefeller)
are a bike-rider's delight
the spectacular vistas...
at 1530 ft, Cadillac Mountain
is the highest mtn on the east coast
so many enchanting islands to explore..
at low tide you can walk across to Bar Island
we were rewarded w/ a great view of Bar Harbor town
award winning restaurants
there's even a coastal path to take you on an easy hike
....should you over-indulge
Sand Beach & Otter Point
one of my favorite places on the island is a secluded pebble beach - Little Hunter's Beach
Little Hunter Brook empties onto the beach - check out it's pebbles
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there you are able to view it's video
and hear it's roar
Big Pebble Beach
several lighthouse can be seen
i even don't mind the creeping fog.. it conjures up mysterious tales
Egg Rock Island Lighthouse Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
despite being blessed w/ mostly wet weather during our stay here..
there's something quite remarkable about misty rain & jagged rocks
esp. when a lighthouse or two gets thrown into the mix..
and i got to wear my wellies :)
ultimately, all my senses were tantalized & satisfied..
undeniably one of my fav n.p's!
a void has been present..
the girls have been noticeably missing..
this is our first real trip w/o them & we miss not being able see it through their eyes
....am guessing it will take some adjusting
heading north up the coastline tomorrow