Saturday, July 2, 2011

June 30th, 2011 - Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine

The alarm went off at 4:00AM this morning as we planned on going down to the Bar Harbor Pier and watch the sun come up.  Unfortunately it was so foggy you couldn't see much of anything.  However, we still went down to the pier and it was so interesting as the fisherman were loading up there boats to go out lobster fishing.  We spoke with several of them and it was quite fascinating to talk with them and see all the lobster cages and items that they use when they go out to set there traps.

Afterwards we decided to drive around the entire island and stopped at one of the beaches and walked along the shore line and picked up some shells and rocks.  Around 10:00AM we went back to the hotel and showered and cleaned up and then we hopped in the car and took a tour of Acadia National Park.  Wow, it is such a beautiful area and the shore line is breathtaking. I am enclosing pictures that we took today and hope you enjoy them as much as we did taking them.  If you have never been to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park I would strongly recommend that you put it on your bucket list of things to do!  Beautiful area!
Here is the link to Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
It was still dark when we got down to the pier - this is John walking around!

A fishing boat coming towards the pier to load up there gear!

The first boat loading up there gear - they bring it to the pier in there truck and then scoot it down the aisle to the dock below and then load everything on the boat.

Here they are putting the gear on the boat!  They said that currently they are going about 26 to 30 miles out to sea to set there lobster traps!  The traps stay out there for 3 to 4 days before they go back and get them and hope that they are full of lobsters. 

This was one of the pickup trucks with buoys and ropes on that were taken down and put on the boat!

This fisherman was going to go out and set traps today!  The back of his boat were just full of them.  I think he said he had about 300 traps that he was going to put out today!

Loading the buoys and ropes!

Getting ready to leave to head out to sea!

There they go!

Views of the harbor!

We drove around the island and then walked along this beach and picked up rocks and shells!

The fog has lifted and now we can see the beautiful islands and the Atlantic Ocean!


We just got haircuts - yes, mine is really short!

Eagle Lake on the way to Cadillac Mountain

More views on the way to the top of Cadillac Mountain!

More views!

Views from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park!

More views!

Every where you looked you saw amazing views!

Life is good (even with a short hair cut) lol

We went down to Sand  Beach in Acadia National Park!  The shoreline here is absolutely breathtaking!

Shoreline along Sand Beach!

Shoreline by Sand Beach!

Beautiful sandy beach!

I could listen to the sounds of waves all day long!

The water was cold but very refreshing and clear!

What a great place to spend time together!

Shoreline in Acadia National Park

Everyone was having fun running into the waves (but they didn't stay in long because the water was very cold) - it was a beautiful sandy beach!


View from the beach when the tide is out!

More shoreline!


Once again John has to go to the very edge to look over!

There were several artist set up and painting as people strolled all around the rocks and shoreline!

My Captain!

All along the coast there are such beautiful views!

You can go on a dinner cruise on this sailboat!

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