Trip to Maine 2009

Acadia National Park & points north, 16–18 Aug 2009

After spending the Sunday morning in Portsmouth, we drove north to Maine, stopping on the way to assist a woman who flagged us down because she'd run out of fuel. After stopping for a late lunch in Belfast, we arrived at the camp ground near Acadia National Park which was to be our base for three days. On the Tuesday, we drove all the way to Canada.

Our first taste of Maine.
The fish bicycle! Click to see the video!
The dramatic Penobscot Narrows Bridge near Bucksport.
A significant battle was fought nearby in the Revolutionary War.
The view from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park.
More view.
Still more view. So much beauty to take in.
Watching the sun go down from the mountaintop.
Yes, we camped! In a tent!
The 151 ft (46 m) Margaret Todd, a 4-masted schooner.
Glass pumpkins
The Bass Harbor Head Light
Too tired to care …
The boat trip from Northeast Harbor.
The lighthouse on Bear Island.
An osprey's nest.
The view back towards Northeast Harbor.
A marker on a dangerous reef.
The museum on Little Cranberry Island.
Lobster boat left; impressive private yacht right.
View from somewhere on the Scenic Loop.
Sandy Beach.
… though only fools rush in.
Otter Cove.
Pretty … steep.
The view from Hunters Head.
A lobster trap.
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park. In Canada!
Nice canoe.
It was Canada and still it was hot!
Nice cottage.
The side facing the water.
The view.
The house next door.
A fireplace under the staircase.
Fancy wall-coverings and decorations.
A substantial living room.
The pièce de résistance
Welcome to Lubec!
Crossing the bridge from Canada back to the US.
Coastline near Lubec.
The West Head Quoddy Light.
The keeper's house, now a museum.
I really was there.
Cranberry Motors …
A field of blueberries.
Picking blueberries by the side of the road.
The Blueberry Shop!
Boats parked near Route 1.
Impressive, isn't it?
This sign amused us.
Thunder Hole.
The hole.
The view from Fabbri.
The view from our campground.

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