S: Maine: Autumn 2012
BC: The End (in Rockland)
FC: Maine- Autumn 2012
1: Mid-coast Acadia Moose | A 750 Mile Loop
2: The Drive to Moxie Falls and Jackman
3: It wasn't until we heard the accent of the waitress at Mama Bear's in Jackman that we "felt" how close we were to Quebec. Canadian flags, cheese curds and wild turkeys marked a memorable visit to this logging town.
4: Moxie Falls: The Forks
5: Our first half moose. | We detoured a mile off a semi-deserted road to the trail to Moxie Falls. The 90 ft. falls are the tallest in New England. It was rainy and wet. And very quiet. The falls were beautiful. As we were leaving, a moose crossed our path. It was incredibly exciting.
6: The Greenville Inn at Moosehead Lake
7: Greenville, ME closes up at 6 PM. Then again, so do we. Potential beauty through unrelenting rain. Lindbergh exhibit and the Blue Loon Café, where we were the only people not related to the cook! Haddock Chowder at Kelly's and the movie Casino at the Inn.
8: Our Moose Safari guide was Ashley Simpson Patterson, a registered Master Maine Guide who raises and trains 42 sled dogs with hopes of winning the Iditarod. She took us on a wonderful unrelenting search for moose. Although they say that moose are as thick as flies in June, it took us 4 hours on logging roads north of Greenville to spot our first. We saw two. and beautiful Fall color.
9: Logging Roads: Some abandoned. Some Active. All rustic ,muddy and beautiful.
10: Scenes from around the Region
13: Past the old woolen mill in Guilford, through Bangor on the way to Haddock chowder at Sylvia's Café in Ellsworth, an uneaten whoopie pie, and Bar Harbor.
14: Acadia National Park
15: Sieur de Monts Park Loop Road The Jesup Path Carriage Roads and Bridges Sand Beach Ocean Trail Thunder Hole Cadillac Mountain Day Mountain by Carriage Jordan Pond Wildwood Stables and Bar Harbor
16: Cadillac Mountain
17: Views of Bar Harbor, a Cruise Ship, Boats, water and clouds. Breathtaking!
19: The Jesup Path: A Birch Forest and a Sprawling Meadow
22: Sand Beach is the only sandy beach in Acadia. Obviously too cold to swim, it was a pleasant place to walk. Apparently, at low tide it is a favorite place to sea glass hunt. We found lots of kelp, as seen on the facing page, seaweed and the Ocean Trail, which we took to Thunder Hole.
25: Fungi of Acadia
26: Monarch Butterflies and Ocean Views from the Ocean Trail.
27: More of a walk than a "trail," too many beautiful views.
28: Ocean Scenes at Thunder Hole
30: Lunch at the Jordan Pond House and strolls on carriage roads and around the pond.
31: Jordan Pond
33: We walked about a third to half way around the 3.5 mile circumference of the pond on boardwalks. It was tedious but fun. The lake was serene.
34: Carriage Roads and Bridges
36: Doc | Duke
37: Wildwood Stables: Carriage Rides on Carriage Roads to Day Mountain summit.
38: The Primrose Inn Lovely Inn Lots of Amenities
39: Bar Harbor Shops and Restaurants | Poor Boy's Gourmet
41: Castine and the Maine Maritime academy
42: Penobscot Narrows Observatory
43: Two bridges, a river and a spectacular view 420 feet above the Penobscot River and Bucksport, Maine. The Narrows was built in 2006. The Waldo–Hancock Bridge, built in 1931, is slated for removal..
44: During the American Revolution and again during the War of 1812, British naval forces controlled the lower stretch of the Penobscot River. Fort Knox was built during the mid-19th century to thwart a third British invasion that never came. Because it was never attacked, it is in incredible condition. We spent a morning exploring it. | Fort Knox, Bucksport
46: The Captain Swift Inn was extraordinary. From the two story room, to an amazing coffee selection to Ajax, the house dog, our stay in Camden was terrific.
49: Belfast Harbor
50: Owl's Head Light
51: A Coast Guard light house, Owl's Head was truly beautiful. Flanked by a rugged coastline, this was an ideal lighthouse. Just beautiful.
52: It was hard to believe that this breakwater was built in 1888. Although there were lots of big gaps between the massive granite boulders, the path, itself, was pretty level. Accompanied by the cacophony of some of the loudest seagulls we have ever heard, we went about 1/2 way out to the Rockland Breakwater Light, at the end.
53: Rockland Breakwater
54: Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
56: Betsey went steamed; John went fried.
57: Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster, Freeport
58: Rockland | In best Krause style, reminiscent of Georgia O'Keefe, we visited the Farnsworth gift shop and not the museum.
60: More natural stuff | Luckily, black flies were not in season.
62: Delicious Things
64: Things that Moo | Belted Galloway Cattle | and bite.
65: Things | William Wegman at Bowdoin College Owl's head Lighthouse Scenes from Acadia The Prison store