New England Vacation - Day 11

If you would like to catch up, click on the links below:

New England Vacation – Day 1

New England Vacation – Day 2

New England Vacation – Day 3

New England Vacation – Day 4

New England Vacation – Day 5

New England Vacation – Day 6

New England Vacation – Day 7

New England Vacation – Day 8

New England Vacation – Day 9

New England Vacation – Day 10

Early morning of Day 11 of our vacation was rainy, but the forecast promised sun for later in the day so we were hopeful.

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View from our cabin of the river.

Driving south down the coast from Machias on Highway 1, we were headed for Acadia National Park this day.

But a giant blueberry stopped us in Columbia Falls, so we had to stop and investigate.

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We usually avoid touristy places like Wild Blueberry Land, but we just had to get a look.

Inside there was every blueberry product you can imagine, but blueberry muffins, to blueberry refrigerator magnets. There was also blueberry miniature golf outside.

I talked Harland into having his pic taken as Blueberry King.

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And here I am, his queen:

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We escaped before we were completely sucked down into this tourist trap.

Looking for a remote shore from which to view the ocean, we found a camping area that looked like it had access to the beach, but despite driving around in circles through the woods, we never did find a beach.

We did find this unusual sign though:

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Per body?  How about “person”. Never seen a campground charge per body.

Further down the road we finally found this nice beach overlooking Pigeon Hill Bay.

The bright sun glinting off the water was exhilarating.

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As much as we were enjoying the little waves lapping at our feet, we knew there were bigger waves waiting for us down the road at Acadia.

And here we are:

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This is Schoodic Penninsula, part of Acadia National Park.  This is one of our favorite spots in Maine.

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We spent the rest of the day here, just watching (and listening to!) the waves crashing against the rocks.

In the late afternoon, we set up our cameras on tripods to get pics of the sunset over Cadillac Mountain.

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See the guy silhouetted atop the rocks in the upper right of the image below?  This gives you an idea of the scale of this place and how big the waves are.

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 Often the best light is after sunset.

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In the pic below, I used a slow shutter speed that caused the waves to blur. I love this effect – it makes the water look like liquid silver.

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Here’s a collection of videos I took through the afternoon and early evening. Love the power of the waves!

As darkness settled in, we packed up our gear and headed back to our car, Black Beauty where we cleaned the salt spray off our equipment with wipes. Salt and camera equipment don’t mix well.

UP NEXT: We turn Black Beauty toward home and head inland. We tour the Maine State Capital, view a newly restored covered bridge in Vermont, and much more!

Stay tuned.

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