Day 5: The rest of Mount Desert Island

by Elinordin July. 03, 2011 1414 views

Our campsite is located near the Acadia National Park which is in Mount Desert Island (pronounced as “dessert”). Today, we continued to explore the west site of Acadia, to Somes Sound via Sargeant Drive.

“You are standing beside the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. A fjord is a long, deep and narrow valley carved by glaciers and flooded by the sea.”

A beautiful view from here…

… but even prettier as we tracked down there.

It was cloudy and chilly today. We were so lucky to go to Cadillac Mountain on a lovely day yesterday.

Lovely!

We don't have to go to Alaska to see fjords :P

D was brave to soak his feet in this very cold water.

Farhan had some fun with skipping stones…

… and got few skips :)

Lots and lots of periwinkles on the rocks! They are food for lobsters. D told us the reason that lobsters are blue green (when uncooked) is due to its diet :)

Where there's food, for sure there are lots of lobsters… those are buoys for lobster cages. According to Farhan, you can tell which lobstermen's buoys they are based on the color combination.

The kids were curious about those periwinkles and I was just admiring the panorama.

From our car, we spotted this house with lots of buoys! D thinks either this is a large family of lobstermen, or he collects other people's buoys.

Those are lobster cages on the boats.

Lots of scenic places as we drove on.

We stopped at Jordan Pond at the west loop of Acadia. Lots of lavenders around the entire island.

We had our packed lunch by Jordan Pond.

Kids were trying to take pictures of some underwater creatures :P

It's a lovely place but we've seen other places which are more scenic than this. Heh!

Some people were also picnicking on the other side.

Some were kayaking.

Well, we were full by now. So, let's go!

We shall say… goodbye Acadia National Park! Each park indeed offers their unique beauties, just like other National Parks which we have visited: Yellowstone [photoblog.com], Grand Teton [photoblog.com], Yosemite, [photoblog.com]Glacier [photoblog.com], Arches [photoblog.com], Grand Canyon, [photoblog.com] Badlands [photoblog.com], Theodore Roosevelt. [photoblog.com]

We then drove towards Bar Harbor. During low tide, people can walk to the Bar Island but it was high tide when we were there.

We just drove around the town. Lots of seafood restaurants!

Chowdah! Lobstah! Baa Haabaa! … what else?!! Hahahah!

We went back to our campsite and the kids (me included!) just could not get enough of s'mores!!!

Roasted halal marshmallows too!

D and Farhan went out to buy some clams… and BBQed them using Montreal steak seasoning?! Yummeh!

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