|Winter Harbor Light Station|
An eleven-mile route leads bikers through the park to Schoodic Point, where visitors can explore 400-feet of granite coastline, and then back through the community of Winter Harbor. The ride was uncrowded, and the two-lane one-way loop asphalt road, for the first 7 miles of the trip, allowed cars to pass around us with no problem. Heavy clouds threatened imminent rain as we reached Schoodic Point, the highlight of the trip, so unfortunately we weren't able to explore the rocky shore, but we did complete the ride relatively dry, so we were happy about that.
Even though the season is almost over, and we traveled to the park on a weekday, a significant number of bikers were spread out on the extensive trail system. But, with clear, blue skies and temperatures around 70, we couldn't have ordered a more perfect day.
|Knights of the Round Table|
Before leaving town, we made one last stop by our blueberry patch and picked 2- 3 quarts of berries. Then, we stopped by the Friday morning Farmer's Market and purchased some crab meat and scallops. We may be leaving Maine, but we are taking a little bit of it with us. Heading south now, next stop Black Mountain, N. C.
|Clipper ships near Sand Beach with Mark Island and lighthouse in background|
|Alan commiserating with the Nellieville local|
|Guards at the Castle|
|Along a trail and yes, on this overcast day it was in the high 50's, I needed a jacket in August!|
|Trail at Shore Acres|
|Carriage rides are still given along the carriage roads in Acadia|
|Miniature Stonington, locals take them home in winter to protect them from the weather and do any needed repairs|
|Moose playing chess|
|Madonna and Child|
|Along Sand Beach at low tide|
|View from our deck on the foggy days disappeared|
|View from our deck most of the time|