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Alla inlägg den 23 juli 2021

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Fredag 23 juli 13:21

We are staying at many beautiful places the only complaint is really crappy if any, wifi 

As usual, Mom is up way before the rooster and after coffee started to break down our camp only to put it up again a few hours later. (she's getting real good at it. 10-15 min and everything is in place)

We didn't have far to go and it was a real foggy morning and driving slow along the coast we came to Acadia National Park campsite too early to check in so Mom decided to continue on to Bar Harbor only a few miles away. 

Wow, what a cute little town we walked along Main street looked in store windows, and met a lot of early risers walking their dogs and picking up coffee from a small hole in the wall ????


   

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. It serves as a gateway to the mountains and cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park. Towering over the park, Cadillac Mountain has trails and views of the town, the bay, and the Cranberry Islands. Sand Beach is ringed by mountains. From the town pier, the Shore Path winds along the bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Porcupine Islands.

It was a great walk and did I say the fog was thick?

 

 



Now I know why Mom bought me a life west. Apparently, she planned to put me in one of those rickety boats.

Lucky for me she decided against it because like she said what's the point if you can't see further than the edge of your paddle?


 

Balance Rock is considered to be a glacial erratic which is defined as a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area. It can be carried for hundreds of miles by glacial ice. Balance Rock was "dropped" on Bar Harbor`s shoreline at the end of Albert Meadow. It has become a tourist attraction as it balances on its perch

 

 


 



Many tried their strength to no avail 

 

so many different buildings and they all scream "Look at me"


 

 

 

 

After lots of walking, we went back to check-in at Blackwood campsite in Acadia National Park.  

it is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bears, whales, and seabirds..............which we have seen none of yet..........except maybe the birds

If Mom considered our last camp "rustic" I don't know what to call this place...........

Still, it was great for sleeping and lots of trails to explore which we did until evening and then went to bed early listening to the sounds of the forest.

Early Thursday morning and again thick fog and even though it would have been a good idea to wait until later for the drive up the mountain we had made a reservation (which was necessary to pass the gate) for 7am.

Mom had figured since we can stay as long as we wanted we could always take a nap and wait out the fog........

It was super windy and freezing and yes we napped until around 9am when more people came up and walked too close to the car for my comfort so no more sleeping and we still couldn't see much

 

driving down 

 



Finally got a little warmer and clearer the lower we got 


 


We then drove the Park Loop Rd, which is a27-mile (43 km) road and the go-to scenic drive around the east side of Mount Desert Island, 

   

   


We stopped to look at the scenery often and walked many easy paths 

 

 

Thunder hole got its name because waves crash with a thunderous boom & high-flying foam when seas are up. It is a naturally formed inlet caused by the repeated erosion of ocean waves. At the end of the inlet is a small cavern. When crashing waves from the ocean travel down the inlet and into the cavern, air and water are forced out

Beautiful but dangerous if you're not careful

It was getting quite crowded and Mom is hungry so we went back to the cute dog-friendly town for lunch


Oh boy, did the town look different now, Wall to wall people on sidewalks and I hate that, all I see is feet and more feet.

Luckily Mom carries me around the worst crowds so I don't get stepped on


 

 

Mom had a lobster cobb salad, not much there for me so she also ordered fries.

 

   

 


Everything here is focusing on lobsters and they sure are fresh and tasty. This was an interesting fact Mom didn't know about....................times change it's now considered luxury food for most

 

 


The crowds were getting to both of us and since the Canadian border still are closed Mom decided to drive west....... and we're now on a KOA campsite outside Bangor. The first place where we camp on grass ...........and it has a nice shower, we may stay another night here.

   

 

The battery is running out on the PC better save and send quickly.

to be continued 

 



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