Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Less rain, more fog
Today was a looooong day. We got up early and went straight out into Acadia National Park to start hiking. We did the Wonderland Trail first, which was a beautiful trail leading to the rocky coast. We had planned on climbing a mountain (yes, there are small mountains here -- about 1,000 feet), but it was really foggy. Next we went over to the Asticou Azelea Garden. Some of the flowers were still in bloom.
We did see our first peek of blue sky at about 11:00 a.m. But that was quickly wiped away by more fog. After the azelea garden we went back out onto the Park Loop Road and pulled into the Jordan Pond House for lunch. I had the most amazing lobster quiche and Scott had lobster stew. All of this plus their famous popovers -- soooo gooooood!
After lunch we hiked around the area and continued on the park road. We hiked up to the summit of one of "the bubbles" which sit on Jordan Pond. On top there was a rock balanced on the side of the cliff called Bubble Rock. Here's Scott trying to push it off! Ha Ha....
In the afternoon we drove up the road to Cadillac Mountain which was so foggy that you couldn't see five feet in front of you. It was a little claustrophobic.
After that experience we saw a deer ahead of us on the Park Loop Road and stopped to photograph it. Then two fawns came over and started nursing right there beside the road! It was amazing.
Tomorrow we'll get up early for the sunrise if the clouds are gone. Otherwise we'll sleep in and head south to Camden.