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My wife Amy and I spent Labor Day 2005 in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine.




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The town of Bar Harbor Maine taken from Bar Island. At low tide there is a sand bar that can be driven across to this island. That is Cadillac Mountain in the background.
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There is a nice park just offshore in Bar Harbor. This is where the cruise ships dock and people disembark. A very beautiful place.
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Amy on top of Cadillac Mountain. At this point, 1,532 feet, if you care to hike up the mountain you can be the first in the United States to see the sun come up. They say that on the millinium that the top of the mountain was covered. It is one of 17 mountains on Mount Desert Island.
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Amy likes to take pictures of me taking pictures. Looking off top Cadillac Mountain over Bar Harbor.
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Cadilac Mountain is largely composed of pink granite. This rock was said to be of a much different composition so it is theorized that it was deposited here by a glacier millions of years ago.
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The sea from our carriage along the carriage trail.
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One of the many tunnels along the carriage road.
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Most of these arches were built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr between 1913 and 1940 especially for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and carriages. There are 57 miles of these roads. You can read a brief historyof the carriage roads HERE
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The group of people we rode with. Our guide was from South Carolina and he and his wife had just taken the job at Wildwood Stables.
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This was the end of the ride and Amy posed with her South Carolina driver. I think she was flirting. The horses were Dan and Ann. Wildwood Stables website
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Amy on our first day ferry ride to Cranberry Island. The museum was closed so we just rode...
Oh, by the way directly behind us in Northeast Harbor
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Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse is used as a whale watching station and is not open to the general public. There was a peregrine falcon nest just off to the right of the lighthouse. This was at least 20 miles out of Bar Harbor. You can see the history of this lighthouse HERE
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Mount Desert Rock is the fartherest land on which a New England coast lighthouse shows its warning 'light in the window.'. The first lighthouse was built in 1830. It lies over 20 miles out from Mount Desert Island. We went there whale watching.
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This is Bubble Mountain on Jordon Pond. We had popovers and tea there while on our Carriage Ridge. I had never had popovers so it was a completely new Yankee experience.
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Amy and I ate popovers and had tea at Jordon Pond House. That is Jordon Pond and Bubble Mountain just beyond.
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Sea Gull on top of car...Well you may not have known that...Schoodic Point parking lot.
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This gull did not want to move off the car next to ours at Schoodic Point on Schoodic Peninsula.
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The rocky coastline at Schoodic Point. Amy enjoyed the crashing of the waves.
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Gulls and egrets cover the rocks at Schoodic Point.
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