Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cadillac Mountain

It seems we are alternating rainy days with sunny ones this week.  Yesterday, the sun broke through the clouds early on.  We decided a drive to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island was called for.

Before we could get on with our mission however, we had to return an over-due library book, repost mail in padded envelopes, fill out a forwarding mail card, visit to two different town halls to register the boat trailer and get a  license plate, drop off a prescription at Rite Aide, and get an oil change at the Prompt Lube shop.  Everything we needed to attend to before we could play was all en route, so we accomplished it all in timely fashion.

We lunched on the patio overlooking North East Harbor.  Of course I had to make my annual pilgrimage to the delightful boutiques around the corner.  Serendipity took over and I got to model a Cambodian Silk Ball Gown for the White Ginger FaceBook page, while Hubby waited not-too patiently in the car with Nelson.

We finally found our way to Cadillac Mountain.

Ahhh....  Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the crowds have thinned remarkably.  The press of people and cars is much more acceptable.  Note to self:  it's worth the wait to postpone a trip to the tourist highlights of this area until you can actually get to see past the throngs.

We made it all the way to the very top of Cadillac Mountain.

There were quiet spots to commune with nature, lost in wonder at the magnificence of Creation.

Yes, these 2 shots are similar, but different.  I couldn't get enough!

Looking west.  I spent much mental energy trying to figure out how to get here for the Golden Hours around dawn and sunset.  I am imagining the full moon shots from here too.  Any way I looked at it, driving the hairpin turns in the dark, either coming up or going down, would not be something I'd like to do alone.  Who would go with me?  

Green lichen on the granite rocks with run-off from the unusually wet weather.

The road home always seems shorter than the one heading away.
We made it back for a BBQ supper and a repeat episode of Boston Legal--always a nice ending to a beautiful day.

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