|Somes Sound from campsite|
|Bar Harbor View|
|View from Cadillac Mountain|
Southwest Harbor is a working harbor with shops, galleries and restaurants lining the main street through town. Visiting “The Salty Dog”, the gallery for one of Alan’s art instructors, Phillip Steele, we were invited for dinner by his wife, Joan. Mussels were on the menu. Our contribution came in the form of harvesting mussels from the nearby rocks. Misunderstanding the menu, we showed up with probably 10 pounds of mussels as dinner for 6. Turned out this was the appetizer, so needless to say, there were a lot of leftovers! These mussels were small and sweet, and exceeded even the Prince Edward Island variety that we had the opportunity to feast on last summer. Visiting plein air landscape oil painter, Charles Dickinson and his wife, Debbie Boon, an artist and retired professional performer, (Grand Ole Opry sound familiar?) provided after dinner entertainment with songs and guitars, along with Phil on a harmonica and button accordion. Made for a fun evening.
|Fishing at Seal Pond Cove|
|Alan in line for pie|
|Eagle Lake portion of the Carriage Road|
We are now heading west. Leaving the coast a day early to avoid the rains and winds of Irene. We leave Florida for the summer and somehow this is the second year in a row a hurricane has tracked us down. What are the odds?
|Bass Harbor lighthouse|