It might be raining but that does not stop these intrepid travellers from journeying through Bar Harbor. It was a late rise this morning … a very very late rise as we were recovering from the previous night of no sleep. We began exploring the local tourist attractions with a trip to the tip, tossing out the trash (we see all the exquisite sites not often encountered by tourists). Next on the travelling itinerary was the local post office with its exquisite woodwork and see-through letter boxes (nice idea that, seeing inside the box).
Bar Harbor Post
At the Counter
The local college also operates an organic farm and to gather food from here was our next port of call on the morning tour.
An afternoon walk along Main Street found us picking up a few of the window shopping items spied the night before as well as other must-have goods for our own abode. Strange sculptures reside on rooftops too although NO DRAGONS have been spied but we did discover our Christmas decoration that will adorn the tree (or the balustrade) this Christmas.
moose on roof
The stomachs were soon calling to be fed so supper found us trying in vain to acquire a table at some of the local eateries but we eventually grabbed a table at Lompoc Cafe and thoroughly enjoyed the feasting: shrimp and grits for me (yes I know grits is southern food but the shrimp is truly local) and goats cheese and chicken pizza for Bini.
With satisfied stomachs it was back to the residence passing the village green where twice a week on Monday and Thursday summer nights the local village band plays a concert. Picnic tables, deck chairs, evening supper and lots of people filled the green – a corner stone of the local community. Thankfully we arrived just in time to hear the end of one piece followed by the culmination of every concert … the Star Spangled Banner.
More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]