Acadia - Day Two

Trip Start Jul 26, 2008
Trip End Aug 03, 2008

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

We headed back to Acadia today and made some stops we didn't get to make yesterday. We stopped by Thunder Hole again, but realized it was much more impressive the first time we saw it. We did spend some time around another area close to Thunder Hole that showcased some powerful water smashing up against the rocks along the water. There was something soothing and exciting about that at the same time. Just the force of the water hitting those rock walls was amazing. From there, we stopped at Otter Cliff which had more beautiful views. We sat there for quite some time and watched a lobster boat checking its pots. A lot of lobsters were thrown back into the water because they did not meet the size requirements I imagine. It was interesting to see the boat go from buoy to buoy checking the pots.

From Otter Cliff, we went to Jordan Pond to walk the 3.3 mile loop around the pond. Wes had the idea to pack a lunch, so we stopped by the corner grocery store before leaving Bar Harbor to pick up some bread, peanut butter, jelly, etc. That's the cheapest meal we've had - $8.48 to be exact. After the $40-50 meals we've been experiencing, we were happy to get off that cheap! :-) Anyway, we set out for our hike and really enjoyed the views, the trail, and the weather. The majority of the trail was shaded and there was often a nice, cool breeze in the air. Most of the path was dirt, but we did encounter some boulders we had to work around and some wooden planks that had been built up to protect the ecosystem around the lake. About halfway around the pond, we pulled up a couple of boulders and prepared our PB & J sandwiches. A nice breeze was coming up off the lake, so it was perfect for a leisurely picnic lunch.

After we finished our hike around the pond, we went into the Jordan Pond gift shop to purchase some popover mix. I will try my hand at these popovers once I come back home. We'll see how they turn out!

Upon leaving Jordan Pond, we took the long way back to the inn via Seal Harbor. We plan to visit other harbor areas on the island tomorrow. It is supposed to rain, so we will do some things that don't require us to be out and about much.

Hope all of you are having a wonderful week!
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