Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last One!

Today we hiked the Carriage Road in Acadia which leads to Little Harbor Brook Bridge. Chuck began “bagging” the bridges of Acadia back in 2006. His ever faithful companion - that would be yours truly - has tagged along on each outing. There are seventeen of them in the park, the construction of which was ordered and overseen by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Today we bagged the last one! It took us about two hours and forty minutes start to finish. As we headed downhill on the way to the bridge, there was a certain amount of anticipatory bemoaning the eventual return uphill. I’m happy to report that, yes, the uphill was tough, but not as bad as I had feared. It absolutely helps to have a camera around one’s neck so that one can pause and say: “Wow, look at that rock-tree-bird-moss-lichen-flower-view-whatever...” which allows one to gracefully catch one’s breath while snapping photographs!


dancingmorganmouse said...

Amazing countryside and a charming bridge. You are a good sport, I'm not sure I'd encourage that sort of hobby in Mr Brown ;)

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
It is so varied and beautiful, we never tire of it!

I can't say I "encouraged" Chuck in this pursuit, LOL! But I have enjoyed most of the outings. A couple of the relentlessly steep climbs were strictly a test of my character: How many steps can I walk without whining?
- Lee

Roo said...

I was always taught to take longer strides walking uphill, not sure if it is physical or psychological, but it worked!

You are so right about the camera thing though, gives you a good excuse to take a few deep breaths ;o)

Sue said...

So worth having a camera with you wherever you go, especially when you're visiting such gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!! And well done on completing all the bridges!!