|End of Bridge Street, looking to the island|
This morning we got up early to catch the low tide (6:30am) and walk across the sand bar to Bar Island, part of what gave Bar Harbor its name. There's about a four hour window where the sand bar is navigable. Bar Island is part of Acadia National Park, and the sand bar was a short walk from the b&b, starting at the end of Bridge Street.
Mom and I walked the island path as far as the old ruins, and then I walked on up to the summit.
|Looking north towards Bangor from the sand bar|
|Looking towards Bar Harbor, shrouded in fog|
|The far end of Bar Island and fishing boats moored overnight|
|Looking back towards Bridge Street|
|Bar Island (right) and Mt Desert Island (left), which is the island Bar Harbor is on|
|Bar Island and fishing boats from the sand bar, low tide goes out a long way|
|Some boats completely beached at low tide--you can see under the catamaran (tall mast)!|
|Island trail, Bar Island (Acadia National Park)|
|Looking from the trail into the harbor|
|More photos of lupines in the fog|
|Ruins of an old house|
|trail to the summit|
|Cadillac Mountain and boats in harbor from the summit of Bar Island|
|Me at summit--note summit cairn in the back left of photo|
|Starting back--tall ship in Bar Harbor|
|Mom waiting for me at start of Island trail|
|Fog lifting for walk back, view across sand bar|
|Bar Harbor from sand bar|
|Mt Desert Island looking north, away from Bar Harbor|
|Looking back towards Bar Island|
We walked from Bridge Street to Cafe This Way for breakfast
|finding cafe this way|
|blueberry pancakes were so good I forgot to take a photo until halfway through!|
|Great bathroom photography|
Back downtown we walked down towards the harbor, and captured the famous moose...
|on top of a restaurant, we think he lights up|
|one of the porcupine islands|
|Museum from outside, founded in 1929|
|authentically built wigwam, made of birch bark|
|white birch trees|
|spot the frog...|
|very small bog|
We next drove around the main part of Mt Desert Island, over to the more authentic fishing villages of Seal Cove and Northeast Harbor. Shots below are of one of the working harbors.
We drove back to town and went to the larger part of the Abbe Museum, which was very nice. This room is the "Four Directions" room, built to symbolize the importance of the four directions to the local native american tribes.
An early dinner (steak!) and back to the b&b. Fog was again coming in, and some misty rain, and the chill that fog wraps around you. My room has a small balcony but I didn't get much chance to use it! We are suddenly tired and ready to go home....