Sunday, August 15, 2010

Arcadia National Park and Bar Harbor

Monday August 9th

On our way to Arcadia National Park we stopped for lobster at Young's Lobster Pound, on the wharf in Belfast Maine.  The lobster was so fresh just caught less then an hour before it was prepared. 




Young’s is a wholesale lobster business that happens to prepare lunches for the public.  Thank you Bob and Molly Pinner for telling us about Young’s, it was the best lobster we have had. 

We got up early we thought.  Headed to Mount Desert Island in Arcadia National Park.   10,000 people got up before us and had the same idea.  The one place we were able to stop was Cadillac Mountain, every other place was full, no parking places left. 

Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on the Atlantic Coast at 1528 feet.  If you stood here at dawn you would be the first person in the country to to the sunrise. 


The bridge heading to Arcadia National Park, which is the 10th most visited national park.




After our tour of Arcadia we headed to Bar Harbor, another tourist town.  Never imagined the town would be so over run with people.  More crowed then Camden and Rockland.  I did not know that cruise ships stopped in Bar Harbor.  You know how many people are on the big ships, thousands.



We did manage to have a glass of wine on the harbor, and watch to ships come and go.  Another perfect day. 


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