Sunday, September 13, 2009

Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

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This is the view out our front window at Narrows Too. Pretty nice, wouldn't you agree?

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

Yesterday a ranger told us the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse would be open today, so we decide to make the lighthouse our first stop of the day. This is the view at Southwest Harbor.

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

Shortly thereafter, we arrive at the lighthouse. While not exactly what I would call "open," we were able to walk down and take pictures on this beautiful day.

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

Now driving west towards Cadillac Mountain, we come to this natural seawall, on Seawall Road, just west of Wonderland, and within the park boundary on the west side of the park.

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

Now we're back on the east side of the island, going up the road to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. While driving, the fog comes in, providing some stunning views.

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

One of the rangers up at the summit tells Bob that usually you see either clouds or a very clear sky. Views of fog rolling in are a rare treat. How fortunate we are!

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

It's hard to drag ourselves away as the light is playing in and our of the clouds keeping me at the shutter of the camera.

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From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

Notice the light reflecting on the water in front of this ship. Apparently the sunlight is hitting the windows in such a way as to cause a prism effect, which makes for a very unusual light display.

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountain

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

Coming back down the mountain, the light changes yet again, providing for different views, a nice bonus for our return drive.

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

From Acadia National Park & Cadillac Mountin

Heading out of the park, we come to this marvelous tunnel. I love the fact that the tunnels are not only for cars, but for horses, carriages, and people as well.

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Tomorrow we will take a break from Maine, and take the Cat over to Nova Scotia. We can hardly wait!

For further information: Acadia National Park

1 comment:

Eva Gallant said...

Acadia National Park is my favorite place in Maine. I did three posts a while back about it.