Sunday, August 5, 2012

Acadia National Park

We are in Acadia National Park for the last day before we leave by car to Canada.

We have been here, or at least the boat has been here for a week or more while we went back to visit Jen, Mark, Erin and Adam in New London.  Here are pictures of Adam and Erin.

So after a great five day visit we came back to Acadia National Park.  Went to Jordan Pond house for lunch where we ate popovers after a two hour hike around Jordan Pond.  Here is a picture of a fresh popover. By the way, they bake and serve over 6,000 popovers a day. They have to be served within a few minutes of coming out of the oven or they deflate. So they are super fresh and it is a continuous process.

One of the interesting things that has been happening since we got back from New London is
fog in the morning.  For the last 3 days, it has been foggy in the morning until about 11 am or so and also foggy at night. I have been putting on the anchor light for night time travels around the mooring field to find High Spirits.  Here's the fog one morning.

Yesterday we went on a bike ride along the carriage trails that John D. Rockefeller, Jr, built for his estate back in the early part of the 1900s.  The land for Acadia National Park was donated to the Federal Government by private citizens.  Rockefeller was one of the larger donors, he built carriage trails, stone bridges and basically paid for the infrastructure in the park. 

We wound up the day in Bar Harbor for dinner at night and then we attended an American Cancer Society fund raiser, luminaries on the Village Green in central Bar Harbor. It was nice event with lots of people plus musical entertainment.  Glad we went.

Dinner on the boat tonight.  Clams bought from a road side guy for Joy, fish for Joe.

Taking off around 10 am for Canada tomorrow


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