Cadillac Mountain Sunset

Sunset on Cadillac Mountain

We reached the summit in drizzle, but I was determined to get a shot of the sunset. As we waited for the sunset, people started to arrive and also wait hopefully. As the sun made the descent to the horizon line the clouds parted and for everyone who had a camera, great pictures were for the taking. Just as fast it became a great sunset, it was gone and back to a dark gray drizzly day.

Biking the Carriage Trails

Of all the reasons to come to Maine this is by far my favorite; biking the carriage trails of Acadia. The hills are deceiving and I’m in awe of people who just fly by me. Today we did a 9 mile loop with a stop at Jordan Pond House for some pop overs. Route: We parked at Bubble Pond, headed up to the Jordan Pond loop, went by Jordan Pond House, then around the mountain, down the backside of Eagle Lake and then back up to the Bubbles parking area. Observations along the way: I bike up hills at 3-4 mph Stopping for longer than a minute after mile 5 garnered much longer start ups 65 degree weather and cloudy is perfect for me for biking Pack a small point and shoot camera Get an extra battery pack for the […]

A Trip to Acadia

Thursday was the one day with a guaranteed window of sun. We decided to head down as a group to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Our first stop was to Bar Harbor Bike Shop to rent Kerry a bike. My CR-V was fully loaded for the day, 2 kayaks and 3 bikes. We headed over to Eagle Lake to ride the shore side and then up to Bubble Pond. There were signs and warnings of wash outs. For comparison, we’ve been coming here this same week of June for about 4-5 years now. Two years ago, the streams were so bone dry it looked like it hadn’t rained in many weeks. This year the gravel from the carriage trails was washed all through the woods. In one spot the water was rushing so loudly and going over the banks […]

Bike Parts and the Schoodic Peninsula

I woke up pretty early this morning. Craig and I chatted for a while, I did some work on the computer, and then went back to sleep at 7:30. Then I didn’t wake up again until 10am. Marty made everyone waffles and we debated on what to do with the day. I was still under the impression all I needed was my bike levers and I’d be able to fix my bike tire issue. We headed down to Ellsworth and Cadillac Mountain Sports to pick up bike tools. I ended up getting a few other goodies for my bike while in there. Afterwards we picked up 5 lobsters for dinner and a few other errand items. On our way back home we stopped at the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park. It’s a beautiful loop road that runs around the […]

Eagle Lake

Another day of waking up early. Craig needed to get some stuff emailed out, so we headed to the Opera House Internet Cafe so he could send this out. Then we headed back to Eagle Lake to do the ride again. I determined at that point that I should do riding every other day. Wednesday I had given my legs a rest and on Thursday I was able to do really well on the trails. But today, my legs were feeling it really early on. I decided not to give up, but to just listen to my body and take rests when it really really hurt, and keep stretching and drinking water. I am definitely going to get one of those camelback things, to be able to load up on water. I also want to take a moment to thank […]

Walked on Water and Flew with the Birds

I woke up really early today (6:20 am), which if you know me is very early for me. Instead of crawling back into the tent, I got up had breakfast, and then Craig and I headed off to Eagle Lake to bike the carriage trail there. Well our getting up early really paid off, we were the only ones out there really. We ran into a couple from Queens, they were hysterical. The lake was absolutely beautiful so early in the morning, the trail was perfect too. The trail was exactly what my legs were looking for, mostly flat with a few slight inclines. I learned more about biking and using the gears properly. I really plowed up some hills which I was really proud of myself for, since two days prior I walked up all hills. We made a […]

Acadia Day 5

Well today was a relax and heal the butt bones day. I made some calls this morning to the police department and the local sheriff to file an official report with them for my lost camera. Neither had heard anything about my camera. So, I started looking at the camera I want to get today. The Canon Digital Rebel G. It will be mine! hehehehe. Well it will but it’s going to be a little while. Today we had breakfast and sampled some of the fine blueberry products of Maine. Then headed up to Ellsworth to check out what the L.L. Bean outlet had for sale, and then off to Bangor to the Borders, which is the one of TWO wifi spots in ALL of Maine!!!! How insane is that! So we’ve occupied this spot in the Borders Cafe since […]

Acadia Day 4

I went to bed last night really bummed about my camera, and some other things were bothering me. Woke up around midnight to pouring rain. But when we woke up at 8:00 it was a beautiful sunny day, and Craig made breakfast, you can see his cheery face below. After breakfast we headed over to Hadlock Pond and decided to the do the loop trail there. Well part of the loop was under construction so we just did the ride by Hadlock Pond. Here’s a pic of Hadlock Pond and then a pic of Craig going over one of the carriage trail bridges. When we got to the end of this Craig rode back and got the car and drove down and picked me up at the other parking location. My legs were killing me. I’m going to rest tomorrow […]