I was up at 5am to get photos of the sunrise, sitting on the dock, listening to the loon swimming by. But the sunrise was not that impressive, and so my photos were not earth shattering.
It was still lovely though.
Yesterday we went to Acadia. The kids wanted to see Thunder Hole.
To say that it was MOBBED would be an understatement. It was crazed.
The lady at the booth took my license, and didn't give it back. I didn't realize it until too late, and the Park Loop Road is one way at that spot. But when I got to the gift shop at Thunder Hole, they radioed back for me, and one of the rangers brought it up to me, saving me the trip all around the loop, to fetch it. She was very apologetic. I was thrilled that it was that easy to get it back.
The mist was heavy, and visibility not good. I am not showing you pictures of the masses of tourists scaling the rocks. We didn't stay there long, it was actually uncomfortable to me, as beautiful as it was.
So we went around the loop to Jordan Pond House, which was also very populated. We decided to hike the trail around the pond, much to the chagrin of my 4 grands. Despite some whingeing, they did a great job of it.
Does it get more beautiful than this????
The park is a marvelous place, but there are parts of it, most of it, that are just so popular that it is nearly impossible to find pure quiet.
Which to me is sad.
Maybe October. Mid week.
The weather was really perfect, and the sun was warm.
Oh, yeah, she was taking them.
It was a pretty easy 3.5 mile walk......these boards seemed to go on forever, and took all my attention.
The hardest part was a section of rocks, which I did NOT take any pictures of. I was too busy being vewy, vewy careful. You know my history with ROCKS.
Soaking up these views make one very grateful to just be alive.
So instead we headed back to Ellsworth to Hannaford to shop for dinner.
Saying goodbye to the Bubbles.
I think this is an awesome idea. No more plastic bottles, I say.