Wednesday – Rainy Day
So what’s a girl to do when it’s raining in an outdoor adventure land? Visit the Local Quilt Shops, of course. There’s a very nice shop in Bar Harbor, called Fabricate. They have a lot of specialty fabrics for the area, and I found a couple of little fat eighth bundles that will work wonderfully in the quilt that I’m designing in my mind. I spent more time and more money there than I should have, but it was raining! Then we hit the shops in Bar Harbor. You can find any number of shops carrying T-shirts, postcards, and mugs. But there are also a lot of artisans and galleries in the area. There was a cruise ship in the harbor, so we had to trip over a few blue-hairs, but we had a fun morning despite the dreary weather. We had lunch at one of the many lobster pounds on the way to Trenton, and then, “oh Honey, there’s another Quilt Shop just a couple of miles up the road”. DH always has a book in the car, and he was very obliging today. I managed to purchase a book with Maine motifs for applique, and a lighthouse applique kit. Everything is buried in the back of the car, so no photos of my haul for the day.
We drove around in the park for awhile, and eventually ended up at yet another lobster pound in Southwest Harbor. We had chatted with another couple at breakfast that recommended this place, and advised us of the beauty of being there to watch the sun set. And the sun had indeed made a presence around mid day.
|Sunset in Southwest Harbor|
|Dinner for Two?|
We got an early start today with breakfast in Northeast Harbor, followed by a scenic boat cruise out of the harbor. Our guide was a National Park Ranger, and he was very informative and interesting to listen to. When we got to a lighthouse, and again when some harbor seals were spotted sunning on some rocks, the boat captain turned the boat so that everyone could get a good view. We also spotted several Loons, an immature Bald Eagle, an enormous Osprey nest, and several other birds. We learned a little about the lobster business, and saw some beautiful scenery.
|Bear Lake Light|
|Harbor seals sunning|
|Vehicles are transported to and from the outer islands by barge.|
|Boats in Northeast Harbor|
We took another drive through the park in the afternoon, stopping at a couple of spots that we had skipped the first day. A few trees are starting to turn, and we got some gorgeous photos of orange trees against a very blue sky. I love the weather this time of year. It’s sweatshirt weather, and when we dined outdoors tonight, the restaurant had heaters so it wasn’t too cool.
|Along Park Loop Road|
|Near Thunder Hole|
Now that I know where to find WiFi, I'm almost caught up with the adventures. More to come later. Thanks to those of you who are following along. We'll return to your regularly scheduled blog next week.
|My kind of dining establishment|