Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Acadia, Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor

Some of you will recall that we had been to Bar Harbor two years ago. This is such lovely part of Maine that we just had to return; the island is a National Park with free shuttle buses sponsored by LL Bean, the shuttles cover the entire Island.
The day we arrived was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed a relaxing time in the RV Park which is beside the sea. Neither of us ventured into the water but Adele did put her foot in, thought it not too cold but never quite got around to jumping in! We had been sleeping on top of the sheets until now, the first night in Bar Harbor we got under the top sheet, the second night under sheet and blanket and the third night we added a summer comforter (duvet). The next day was so wet that we took a trip to the nearby LL Bean outlet. Adele purchased 3 pairs of corduroys @ $1.25 a pair and received an extra 30% off at the registrar - 3 winter pants for less than $3 and yes they fit perfectly. Who can beat that?

On the next day which was beautiful and sunny, we took the shuttle bus into Bar Harbor, walked around the town, enjoyed the buzz of the busy little seaside/port town and took a walk along the harbor trail. We also went on a self-guided walking tour of the towns historic district where there are plaques relating the tale of particular building of interest. The town had several clubs for the rich one which was called a Reading Club; it is said that most reading was done through the bottom of a glass and that is how the rich people managed prohibition.  
The weather was wet again the following day so we scheduled our outing between showers and caught two different buses and went as far as the second bus would take us; many cyclists who got caught in the rain boarded the bus like drowned rats. On our return to Bar Harbor we had dinner in Paddy’s Irish Bar served by a girl from Co Down, Northern Ireland.

The following day we headed north to St Andrews-by-the Sea, New Brunswick Canada.

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