More Acadia National Park and Camden Hills State Park

August 28 – 30, 2020

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We spent a day visiting portions of the Park outside the Loop Road, beginning in Bar Harbor, where we walked along the Shore Path.

Infinity pool overflow
Egg Rock – a protected haven for nesting seabirds.

Our next stop was Schooner Head Overlook on the eastern shore of Mount Desert Island.

View east to Schoodic
Schooner Head – location of the former home Chatwold of Joseph Pulitzer, now apparently owned by an international tax law attorney.
Unusual boat storage technique
One design fleet in Seal Harbor at the southern end of Mount Desert Island.

We spent the afternoon at Thuya Garden and the Asticou Terraces in Northeast Harbor with its beautiful structures and vistas.

View out Northeast Harbor

We headed back up the east side of Somes Sound for dinner at Abel’s Lobster Pound located in the middle of Abel’s Boatyard. We were right on the harbor and enjoyed beautiful views from our private table.

Sylvie is quite comfortable parked alongside an inflatable. The last picture is looking back across Somes Sound to our campground.

Back at the campground our crowded site was evident, but the sunset light was nice under the rising moon.

Our last day at Mount Desert the sunrise was spectacular, foretelling the rain that would show up later in the day.

We went on one last hike nearby on the Fire Road in Somesville, where parking was still crowded.

We headed back to the west, met Doug’s brother Clay for lunch at Young’s Lobster Pound in Belfast, and headed on to Camden Hills State Park. It is a beautiful park and the campsites are very private. The next morning we climbed Mount Battie from the west, or back side for a change.

A great day to fly a kite
Camden Harbor
Rockport Harbor
Rockland Harbor and Owl’s Head
Vinalhaven and Isle Au Haut
Schooner approaching a reef ominously named The Graves
Camden Harbor in the background
Rockland Harbor
Looking back at Mt Cadillac and Acadia
Blue Hill in the distance

We walked back down the hill to Sylvie and headed for home.

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