Thursday, September 10, 2015

Acadia National Park

One of the reasons I wanted to go to the East Coast was to visit Acadia National Park.

We had never been to a national park before so this was a good one for a first time visit.


It was only a 5 minute drive from where we were staying in Bar Harbor.


We got there fairly early in the morning so it was pretty foggy.



First stop was Sugar Beach where you could hear the waves, but barely see them.

We hung out there for quite a while. The fog lifted a little but it was still misty.



Next stop was Thunder Hole



The waves come down this long groove and when they hit the end they make a booming sound. Thus the name Thunder Hole.



That was very cool.



Here we saw the mother of the year (in white) taking pictures while her son pranced around on top of the rock, with a plummet of about 30 feet into Thunder Hole to his right probably less than 6 feet away!

We decided to leave before we possibly witnessed a tragedy!

The weather finally cleared up a little and we drove up Cadillac Mountain.

The views were breathtaking.




We spent the majority of the day just driving around and stopping at particular scenic spots.

The next day we were leaving but we decided to get up very early and see the sun rise from Cadillac Mountain. After all it is the first view of the sunrise in the United States.

I was a little worried about driving up there in the dark and I was hoping other people would be there so we wouldn't be alone.

Ha! By the time we got to the top of the mountain there was nowhere to park! There was at least 200 people there! Some had their breakfasts and blankets and you could tell the had been there for a while! Oh well, sometimes its nice to fantasize that there is not that many people in the world!


Anyway, it was such a glorious sight. The pictures really don't do it justice!





After the sun was up and we headed back to our hotel,  had breakfast and then packed up to head out to our next destination.

Next stop Plymouth Mass and Whale Watching!





6 comments:

Sally said...

Wow - girl, those are awesome pics. You saw so many
interesting things, and that sunset - out of this world! :)

Yes, I'd have left also with that kid on the rock. Scary.

Sure enjoying "our" vacation.

xoxo

Grandma K said...

Gosh - now I see we missed so much. Basically all we saw was Cadillac Mountain. Perhaps we will make it back sometime when Bar Harbor can be our final destination.

I am so enjoying your pictures!

Agnes said...

I like the foggy scene, what we have here is the haze :(
The sunrise is spectacular worth waking up early to catch it.

Dee said...

Wow, those pictures of the sun rise are awesome. I'm glad you both had such a wonderful time... :)

Donna said...

I can only imagine how gorgeous it was!
Maybe now that we have the motorhome, we can check it out!
hughugs

Judy said...

It is a gorgeous area out there!