Bar Harbour, Maine from the top of Cadillac Mountain
Hi everyone! We are home from a gorgeous 3 days spent along the coast of Maine.
The weather was sunny and the temperatures rose to the low 20's (70'sF) which is amazing for late September and for being on the coast. I packed long sleeved tees, jeans, sneakers and socks, sweater, wind breaker and jean jacket. Thankfully, I also packed a pair of jean capris, sandals, and short sleeved tee, just in case, as I needed them!
Our first stop on the way was in Bangor for lunch. Normally we'd stay and do a lot of shopping in that city but we had an agenda to enjoy the coastal towns so we 'ate and ran'. Our base was at a Best Western in Ellsworth as it's a bit cheaper than in the resort towns right on the coast and we only needed the rooms to sleep at night. No sense in spending a lot of money when you're not in the room!
Bar Harbour is a beautiful little resort town and now cruise ships call it a stopover on their runs to and from the Maritime provinces of Canada. There were 3 cruise ships in the harbour that day (see them in the picture?).
We drove up Cadillac Mountain which is part of Acadia National Park. It takes about 20 minutes to drive up the twisty road and we met cyclists and tour buses on the way. There were a lot of tourists around on Friday. The sky was so clear and one could see for miles around the area.
Here we are, a little overdressed for the warm temperatures.
After an hour or so on the mountain we drove down into the town of Bar Harbour. We walked around and down to the waterfront. Bar Harbour has quaint streets around a town square with older buildings and lots of shops and eateries. What a perfect day!
Just enjoy the photos.
The cruise ship AIDA out of Germany.
A horse drawn carriage ride could be had around the town.
A beautiful hotel right on the harbour front.
We had our supper on the deck that has all the dark green umbrellas.
This brass quintet was entertaining the cruise ship passengers as they departed for their ships and also the diners like us, on the dock next to them.
THE. BEST. LOBSTER ROLL!!
The town clock - 1896.
Evening lights downtown.
People we met were so friendly. We talked with people from England, Texas, Pennsylvania, Toronto, and Vancouver.
That was day one of our meandering in Maine. I'll be back with another post, or two, of the other stops we made. I hope you come back!
The weather here at home is gorgeous too. It's 10 degrees warmer than it should be this time of year so I'm really enjoying it!
Have a great day!