|A foggy view from the campground|
The weather has been a little iffy with some rain, drizzle, and the frequent phenomenon in Maine in late summer, FOG. But nicely the picnic tables are even under cover.
As we were planning what to do while we were here, we noticed on the map that there are other parts of Acadia National Park that we somehow in years and years of coming here never noticed, pretty observant, huh? One on Shoodic Peninsula, and the other on Isle au Haut.
So we decided since we were fairly close to the part of the park on the Schoodic Peninsula, we would go explore. And, of course, we found a little hole in the wall restaurant along the way, Chase's in Winter Harbor, and had a terrific lunch first.
|Seafood chowder the way it's supposed to be!|
|Dynamite clam roll and onion rings!|
|Beautiful views from the loop road|
|See the fog?|
|Here it comes|
|The path to the "view point"|
|A foggy view|
We had a little project on the motorhome which I will describe in another post, so that took a day, then the weather was a bit iffy, so we made a couple little trips here and there exploring, but the one big thing we wanted to do was go visit Campobello Island in the Bay of Fundy. This was the island where FDR spent a lot of his life, as a child and also as president. Not being a particular fan of his, we still wanted to visit the island and the surroundings with less emphasis on his home etc. The island is in Canada, just over the border and there are actually two parks there, one is the Roosevelt Campbell International Park, a joint cooperation between the US and Canada, and also a second park, Herring Cove Provincial Park. The island is absolutely beautiful, with beaches, bluffs, and 30 foot tides. We started off with a couple mile hike to an overlook above Friar's Head, delaying our visit paid off as the weather was stellar, clear as a bell, and 70 degrees or so.
|The beginning of the trail|
|Along the way|
|Through the woods|
|View at the top of Eastport, ME|
Then we went south to the very point of the island, Liberty Point for our picnic. Now I should mention, as we were driving up to the island in the morning we went along the coastline and through a little town of Cutler, and just as we came upon the harbor we spied a beautiful schooner that had just raised it's sails and was sailing out of the harbor.
|The beautiful schooner|
|What a coastline!|
Also off in the distance we had a view of West Quoddy Head Light, a lighthouse on the easternmost point of the United States.
|West Quoddy Head Light|
Anyway, we drove over to the lighthouse, keeping our eye on the towering storm clouds.
|Funny, the easternmost point is called west?|
|That point of land in the distance is Liberty Point|
where we had our picnic lunch