Day 10 at Trenton

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Today started at 3:45 and we were out the door at 4:00 heading for Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise.  We were the first people in the US to see it, along with a couple of hundred other people who were there with us.  Sunrise was at 5:09 AM.  It was a beautiful sunrise and al we were looking at it there was a rainbow behind us.  Angela, Paula and I went while Linda slept in.

After the sunrise we went back to camp by way of a pond with a beaver lodge, hoping to see some beaver working but I suspect the lodge was abandoned.  It appeared to be old as grass and little trees were growing out of it.

We got back to the camper and went back to bed for a couple of hours and then Linda prepared a huge breakfast for us.  It started raining as we were returning so Angela and I decided not to hike the Beehive Trail which is a steep trail with rungs to climb and narrow ledges to negotiate.  It cleared up around noon and we got ready for our sunset cruise which was to begin at 5:00 PM.  We stopped in at the Oceanarium around 2:00 PM but found that it would take about five hours to do it all so we went on down to Southwest Harbor where the cruise was to begin.  We strolled through a few shops and went for an early supper at The Dockside Cafe, thinking it was air conditioned.  Unfortunately, the air conditioning was broken and being worked on so we ate outside.  We had a large bowl of mussels for an appetizer and seafood and salad for the meal.

We took off on the cruise almost on time passing an osprey nest on a post in the harbor with an osprey sticking its head our.  Further out we saw an osprey nest on a rock that is said to be over 100 years old.  They add to it every year and it is very tall.  We also saw a seal poke his head out of the water and a couple of porpoises.  We came close to Bear Island Light on the way back in.  We had good wind taking us our of the harbor and some pretty rough seas out there, just enough to give us a roller coaster ride.  When we got back inside the protected harbor the wind died and we went pretty slow for a while until finally the engine was started to take us on in.  We did see the sunset while we were out but it was over a high ridge so it wasn't very colorful.  Later on our drive back to camp we saw a very beautiful sunset but had no place to pull over to take pictures.
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