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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Evans Escapades on the Schoodic Penninsula–Acadia National Park - Maine


Dave and I thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the Schoodic Penninsula,
which also happens to be a part of Acadia National Park,
but is on the mainland, not on Mount Desert Isle,
so is often overlooked by tourist, which is a sad thing,
‘cause it is beautiful. . .
Cadillac Mountain as viewed across Frenchman Bay
We saw several different views of Cadillac Mountain over the course of the day. . .all beautiful. . .
this first view is from the overlook at Sullivan Harbor. . .
David, Janice, enjoying the view of Cadillac Mountain across Winter Harbor
and again looking out across Frenchman Bay at Winter Harbor. . .
I decided I should see if the water was as cold as everyone says. . .IT WAS!

Maine, Winter Harbor ME, Winter Harbor,  Lobster Boats (11)
Lobster Boats in Winter Harbor
Maine, Winter Harbor ME, Lobster, Art, Chainsaw Art (1)
Chainsaw Art in Winter Harbor. . .I love it!
Frazer Point Picnic Area, a great place to have lunch
we stopped for lunch at the Frazer Point picnic area. . .
yummy tuna and crackers. . .beautiful views. . .
Winter Harbor Light on Mark Island as viewed from Schoodic Pennisula, Lobster Boat
Winter Harbor Head Light
Winter Harbor Light, Cadillac Mountain
and again with Cadillac Mountain in the background. . .
Coastal Maine
Coastal Maine. . .seriously. . .does it get any prettier than this?
Gulf of Maine
the Gulf of Maine from Schoodic Point. . .
Maine, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Pennisula, Art, Artist  (26)
loving the artist. . .
the mouth of Frenchman Bay looking over to Mount Desert Island
at the mouth of Frenchman Bay . . .looking over the Mount Desert Island,
and Cadillac Mountain
Surf
a little Gulf of Maine surf action. . . I could have sat there for hours. . .
Maine, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Pennisula, Gulf of Maine (19)
and the only little blip on the day. . .see how jaggedy and uneven these rocks are. . .
Dave had walked on further out. . . I was lagging behind taking pics of the surf. . .
and was following along behind. . .he turned to come back and tell me about some loose rocks. . .
somehow lost his footing. . .and fell pretty hard. . .
thankfully, he caught himself and landed on the top flat rock. . .
he could have very easily have tumbled over into those sharp jagged edges
and had a much more serious injury. . .

Of course folks were saying, are you okay? are you okay? so he had to do the man thang. . .
jump up, and say I’m fine. . .I’m fine. . .but I could tell he was hurting. . .
and when he didn’t pick up his camera right away. . .I was just sure it was serious!
but other than a couple of scrapes on his knees,
and a bit of swelling above his elbow, he seems to be okay today!

after getting him to the car we iced his arm with the ice pack we had left from our picnic lunch. . .
and I drove. . .seriously. . .if he lets me drive. . .well my boys will know what that means. . .
Harbor Point Head Light
passed this beautiful lighthouse, Harbor Point Head Light, on our way back out to the highway. . .
Floral, Gardens, Lily
couldn’t resist this shot. . .

by this point Dave’s insisting that he is really, really okay. . .
and that we should continue over to Corea, which is only three miles away,
and attempt to purchase lobster off the boat. . .
Buying Lobster at the Lobster Dock, unloading the boat
Success. . .and about a dollar a pound cheaper than in town. . .
Buying Lobster at the Lobster Dock, CrabsBuying Lobster at the Lobster Dock, Lobster fresh off the Boat
it was interesting to see them offload the crabs and lobster
Buying Lobster at the Lobster Dock, Herring used as bait in the lobster traps
and onload the herring they use for bait. . .
Lobster at home. . .waiting for the water to boil
here’s our purchase. . .five pounds of soft shell lobster. . .
now, if only the water will boil. . .yum!

‘til next time,
Janice and Dave

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