I promised more photos from my Maine adventure. So here goes.
It was raining when I left Seattle and raining when I landed in Manchester, New Hampshire. But never mind, because I didn’t. I was greeted by one of the locals, but he didn’t have much to say. He was the only moose I saw on this trip.
The next morning I was off on our tour for Muse of Fire. I’ll show you some of the interesting and peculiar things I saw along the way. The Booth Bay Opera House is a magnificent old building. It had a fresh coat of paint last fall and is looking good. In the 1800’s the opera houses were really community centers housing town offices, recreation facilities, lectures and just about anything else you can think of. Booth Bay is lucky to still have this historic building in use today.
In town you can have dinner at the Tug Boat Restaurant, enjoy the view, visit art galleries, as well as taking in a performance at the Opera House. So, can you imagine what happens at the moo light house? Ice cream!
I made a quick pass through the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park. I couldn’t resist clambering across the granite to my favorite spot on the edge overlooking the water. It is hidden away from where most of the tourists go to watch the surf. It was a glorious sunny day and the rock was warm on my back from the sun. The stone on your bare feet discharges all the static electricity you have collected. I spent a happy hour there and hated to leave. But I had work to do.
Closer to my Maine home I was in search of lobster. I visited a favorite haunt The Harbor Girls Emporium in Winter Harbor, to find out they were only serving lobster rolls on Friday and Saturday during June. I was sorely disappointed. After spending a day working in my storage unit I really needed that lobster roll. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Oh well. After dropping off some things at Goodwill I went to another favorite, Ruth and Wimpy’s in Ellsworth, (the home of Wilbur the lobster) to see if I would have better luck. Success, the day was saved after all.
Along the way I stopped at the Wild Mountain Man to check out the chain saw sculptures. Ray wasn’t out working which was very unusual but here you can see one of his remarkable double eagles made from a single tree. This is a giant size sculpture and the detail is amazing. The photo doesn’t do it justice. He is well known for his eagles but he can do anything down to the alphabet on a yellow, #2 pencil. I have seen it with my own eyes. He does a show in the summer. You should stop by and see him. He is always ready to tell a story or two.
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park-where the sun first greets the US. Although Eastport will argue with you on that one. Today it is sunset and not sunrise. 45 mph winds made it a bit chilly but no one seemed to care. You can look out and see the Porcupine Islands, the breakwater, Bar Harbor and all the way to England on a clear day. Well maybe not England. But the view is stunning. Sometimes you will even see a cruise ship heading out on its next adventure. The long, late day rays of the sun cause the boulders to glow as if from the inside. Absolutely magical. That means it is time to head back down the mountain and home again. Go slowly and become part of the happening. When you reach the bottom the day is over.