Tuesday, September 16, 2014

maine part II - when the ocean and morning sun are calling your name

Even after a full day of travel the previous day, we decided to wake up at 5am and make the twenty minute drive to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to watch the sunrise.  It is the first place in the United States to see the first break of daylight.  pretty awesome!  We apparently weren't the only people whom planned to watch the sunrise, there were quite a few of us there to watch.  It was definitely a lot colder with the wind than we expected and we're thankful that we packed gloves, hats and coats just in case.

After the sunrise we headed to 'Cafe This Way' for a delightful breakfast and then to our balcony for more coffee, rocking chairs, reading and enjoying the balcony view.  We ended up skipping lunch as we were so full from breakfast and walked around the little town of Bar Harbour.

In the afternoon when the tide was at its lowest we walked across the land bridge which is only open during low tide to Bar Island which is also part of Acadia National Park.  We took the half mile hike up to the peak that overlooks Dessert Island and the town of Bar Harbour.  in the last image, the building to the very left is where we stayed at the Bar Harbour Inn.

After a long eventful day we headed back for a little rest and relaxation until dinner which consisted of picking up a pizza pie from Rosalie's, lounging in our PJ's and an early bed time.  officially old old folk


  1. I lived very close to Bar Harbor for six years and I love to see these photos. I've crossed the land bridge before but was unaware of the hike! I'll have to do that next time I visit!

  2. Amanda, these photos are amazing!
    I love them! :)


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