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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Another Beauty

The weather here on Mount Desert Island has been wonderful. Lots of sun, mild temperatures and even when the clouds have rolled in, the visibility has been super. Today we drove over to the Schoodic Peninsula, which includes another part of Acadia National Park. The description I wrote about our visit back in 2007 will give you a good feel for our day today.

The internet remains a challenge and now my laptop has developed a problem with the charger, so it’s possible that I may not be able to post and upload photos until we return home. Is there a patron saint of technology I should be praying to???

Here’s the view from Cadillac Mountain looking down on Bar Harbor, the Porcupines and a cruise ship. It’s our favorite alfresco/al-automobile picnic spot.

This gray squirrel may not be a moose, but he is “wildlife”.

Chuck snapped this view of the picnic area near the entrance to Acadia on Schoodic.

Herring gulls over Schoodic, with Mount Desert in the distance

Granite and evergreens on Schoodic

Pine cones

From Route 1, looking over to Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island

Sunset with gulls at Seal Harbor

Moonrise in Bar Harbor

These were uploaded in low resolution, but they are still “clickable” for a better (and more vivid) view.

8 comments:

dancingmorganmouse said...

squirrels, squeeee!
A better connection tonight?

Miss Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing these. Enjoy your time there with or without the internet. We'll be here when you get back. :-)

Roo said...

Love the place, when we come and visit, we'll have to go there .... when I'm not sure, so don't worry about tidying too early ;o)

Squirrels too, good snack on a bbq .. teehee

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
I know - how cute is that? And with an acorn no less!
Fingers crossed for a better connection, but the charger is fried - defunct - deceased!
;o)
- Lee

Hi Mss Rachel -
Thanks for the sage advice and good wishes!
I'll keep snapping away - posting now or later!
;o)
- Lee

Hi Roo -
"Tidying too early" has never been one of my problems!
But you're right, Bar Harbor and Acadia are must see places.
As for putting another squirrel on the barbie - Umm, no thank you! (shudders) Lobster on the other hand - oh my!
;o)
- Lee

Anonymous said...

I think he is called St Gates? hehe.. Although you seem to have succeede on getting these pics up - what a ridiculously beautiful place!! Hey Roo, get in line!!
Ronnie xx

Nana Fi said...

This place is so beautiful...it is good for the soul to go to such surroundings. Glad you are having a wonderful time. Fiona xx

Roo said...

Ronnie - I bet I get there first ;o) Better still, wouldn't it be fun if we arrived at the same time, walking along the shore from different directions

Lee, you do have room for ALL of us, don't you ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi Ronnie -
Tee hee St. Gates! Actually, for me it might be more like St. Jobs!

Hi Fiona -
Thank you, it is indeed very good for the soul. The one year we couldn't get there for even a few days, we felt the loss all year.

Hi Roo -
No problem - - for me! I'm sure the inn we stayed at in Bar Harbor has plenty of room for us all!
That would be so cool!
;o)
- Lee