An Afternoon On Mount Desert

A forecast of mostly cloudy with only a chance of rain was all it took for us to hightail it to Mount Desert for some exploring this holiday weekend.


I wanted to photograph Bass Harbor Light. It took a little scrambling down the rocks, but the view was worth it.


Apparently, I scared Hannah when I disappeared from view as she and Paul stood on the bluff. She worked her way down the rocks to make sure I was still in one piece.


Hannah and her dad along the Ship Harbor Trail.


A family selfie after Hannah chastised me for taking a horizontal selfie. Apparently that’s not the way you do it. What do moms know?


Southwest Harbor from Seawall Road.


A fabulous view of Eagle Lake from the Blue Hill Overlook on Cadillac Mountain.


The View of Bar Harbor and a visiting cruise ship from the top of Cadillac Mountain – the highest point on the Atlantic Coast.

It was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I did, however, discover that I am totally out of shape after a long winter with too little activity!

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6 Responses to An Afternoon On Mount Desert

  1. Margaret Parks says:

    Happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to MDI. I felt compelled to comment as I live here in Southwest Harbor, and if I had known that you were here I would have loved to meet up with you. Maybe next time. you have my email address so feel free to get in touch with me if you visit again. If you are interested we have 2 nice quilt shops here on MDI.

  2. Enjoyed the photos, I do love Acadia and the views from the mountain are the best. I loved riding the trails and hope to get back up there.


  3. Lisa Taylor says:

    Beautiful!!! My favorite places on MDI. I usually get up there in early April every year, but wasn’t able to this year. I missed it, and it’s wonderful to see your pictures. I’m wondering if Bar Harbor is getting busy yet and thus you spent your time on “the quiet side.” By the way, your photos are top rate, no matter the orientation.

  4. Bev says:

    Maine was our favorite place to live. Every time I read your posts and see those photos I get the urge to come back! We lived on a blueberry farm not far from MDI! The farm is still there and our niece now owns it, so we don’t feel like that part of our life is gone. Thanks. Yes, I am a quilter, now living in UT.

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