ROADSIDE VIEWS (Acadia NP - ME)



DAY 5




ATTENTION!

Since we are going to be here in Acadia National Park for two weeks and we'll be taking hundreds of photos, I thought I'd bring you a slideshow of each day's highlights in a separate post. At the end of the two weeks you'll get our typical post including campground and travel reviews, along with our daily musings of what we've been doing when not out taking photos!


One the way home after our bike ride around Eagle Lake this morning we took a chance to see if the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road was still open this late in the morning. During the day, when there simply isn't any more parking available on Cadillac Mountain, the rangers will temporarily close the road leading up to the top. We were in luck and the road was still open at 11:00AM, so up we went.

In the short time we've been here in Acadia National Park we've learned, if the weather is clear, get outside and see something, because most days it's foggy and/or raining.

We didn't expect to make it all the way to the summit again, like we did the day when we first arrived. It was late in the afternoon then and most people were all ready done with their sightseeing for the day.

About three quarters of the way up the traffic came to a stand still. We waited a short time to see if it would once again start to move before deciding to make an 8-point U-Turn on the narrow winding road. We headed back down to the first roadside pull out we came to and lucky for us it's the only other one on the mountain with a parking lot. It has spaces for about forty cars and it was also full. While I joined the line of cars waiting for a spot to open up, Tricia hopped out and walked a short distance away and started taking pictures.

Maybe 10-15 minutes later I secured a parking spot and joined her for a little walk around just to "see what there is to see". Most all of the pictures in the slideshow were taken from within walking distance of this parking lot. I'm so glad we came back up Cadillac Mountain again, because last time we only walked around the actual summit and didn't see any of the sights on the way up or down.

P.S. The road was closed when we left Cadillac Mountain.



An eagle eye view of Eagle Lake, where we just finished our bike ride.
The fog is still covering the outer islands and waterways.
This ranger was trying to locate a bat that they had tagged the night before.
A rare, near empty space on the roadway of Cadillac Mountain.
Another view of Eagle Lake, the largest lake in Acadia National Park.
Does anyone know what type of flowers these are?
A manmade breakwater to protect the cruise ships from ocean currents while at dockside in Bar Harbor.


HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF THIS SLIDESHOW

Option 1 - Do nothing and cycle through the photos at the predetermined speed.

Option 2 - Hover over any photo with the cursor and use the forward and reverse arrows that appear on the left and right centers to speed through the photos. Photos will still change at the predetermined speed if you wait too long. Keep your eye on the clock in the upper right hand corner.

Option 3 - Hover over any photo with the cursor and click on the pause button. You now have full control to go forward or reverse at your own speed. You can also select any of the little round buttons under the photo to navigate through the photos.

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2nd - Click on it again and it will open to it's original full resolution size.
3rd - You will have to use your browsers back button to return to the slideshow after viewing the photo.




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2 comments:

  1. Hey dude that ranger houlding the antena ,reminds me of one those "citizens"of ours that wears aluminum hants so they can chat with aliens.
    Jorge

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    1. Nope, just a guy trying to figure out where the bats are hanging out during the daylight hours.

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