Tuesday morning, July 17 my daughter Nicole and I set out for Acadia National Park. The weather was not what we had hoped for, but made shooting a little more difficult which was OK with us. For me it was just more about spending the day with an exceptional photographer, discussing the art of photography, seeing some of the beautiful parts of Acadia National Park and spending time with my daughter.
The Park Loop Rd is such a beautiful trip, I cannot believe however that they charge $20. per car good for seven days, but if you are from Maine and just on a day trip, well it’s still $20. So we the people of Maine get screwed by our government once again.
We stopped in downtown Bar Harbor to start the day, walked the streets, snapped some photos and headed out to the Park Loop.
First stop was Sand Beach. Despite the overcast, foggy weather the beach was busy and the parking lot was full. Many people were walking the rocks that surround the beach, but there were kids in the water and a few adults.
Next we stopped at Thunder Hole, unfortunately there was no thunder on this day.
Next up was Jordan Pond, which was Nicole’s call. Great little scenic trail around the Public Water Supply that Jordan Pond is. Normally you can see the rolling hills and Cadillac Mountain, but today all you could see past the water in front of you was gray fog and haze. Made for some different horizons.
With a few stops to watch the deer cross the road, take some photos and get some gas, we headed back to Bar Harbor for lunch at Paddy’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. Very good food, reasonable prices and as you can see from the photos, a great view on a good day, it was even pretty good while we were there as the fog started to lift.
Motels were not full, prices were $60. and up for many rooms, and downtown Bar Harbor was slow to say the least. Traffic getting to the park and back home for a summer day was very limited.
Here are some samples from the day, click on the link below to see all of my photos.