Monday, May 21, 2018

Cadillac view......

6:18 am - Monday - May 21st - Southwest Harbor, ME - 52º F, 70% humidity, wind 4 mph out of the west....clear blue skies once again....forecast high for today is 69º F!  Promises to be a beautiful day here in Smuggler's Den!

Rain pitter pattered on our aluminum roof the rest of Saturday night, and into the early morning Sunday.  We awoke to intermittent showers, and heavy overcast, but it was not very cold.  Since we were not working Sunday we lazed around most of the morning not really doing much, but by 1 pm we decided we needed to get out and do some site seeing....even if it was still raining.

Our initial destination was Northeast Harbor on the other side of Somes Sound, which meant we had to travel up ME-102 to ME-3 to ME-198.  We are learning that the distances here are not as great as they appear on the map.  We arrived in Northeast Harbor by 1:30 pm in a moderately heavy rain......


.......there was this group of kayakers heading out on a paddle in the rain.....these Maine folk are made of better stuff than I......

Northeast Harbor

....from there we continued our drive around the east side of Mount Desert Island to Seal Harbor where the rain had begun to abate......


 Seal Harbor

......by the time we made it to Bar Harbor it was well after 2 pm and time for a bite.  We stopped off at the Thirsty Whale.....just down Cottage Street from Finback Ale House where we ate a few days prior......Yelp gives them 4 stars on 572 reviews, plus several people had recommended them to us, so we really had no choice, right?  We both ordered their Demon Stout by Black Bear Brewing.  To eat I ordered their Fried, Blackened Haddock Sandwich and a cup of their Clam Chowda while TLE ordered a bowl of their Clam Chowda for her entree......

 No, TLE is not really 'two fisting' the stouts.....😋




......we were grateful once again that we were able to visit Bar Harbor on a Sunday before the summer crowds descend enmasse.  We were able to find parking easily, and walk right into the Thirsty Whale and get a table.....the second to last table, but a table nonetheless.

Next up was our first visit to the summit of Cadillac Mountain.......we stopped a couple of times to snap a couple of pictures on the way......



.....we eventually reached the summit which was totally socked in with clouds.....I manged to get a couple of pictures, but not that for which I was hoping, so we descended back down the road to a turn out and were rewarded......

 Too many clouds on top of Cadillac Mountain this day

......the view was spectacular.  Eventually we will take the hike to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, as well as the many other peaks on Mount Desert Island!




.....our last stop for the day before heading home was Jordan Pond House and, of course, Jordan Pond......

Jordan Pond with and without people

 ......we arrived home just before 5 pm to clearing skies and the promise of a beautiful day on Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!

When you shop Amazon, please use our link (below) to access their website.......we will appreciate every purchase you make using our Amazon Affiliate link, and  remember, using our link will not add one penny to your purchase, plus we will receive a small commission which helps defer the costs of producing this blog each day.

No comments:

Post a Comment