The sun was radiant and shining wonderfully, not a hint of the previous days of stormy weather, so we were able to take a drive out to Acadia National Park to pick blueberries. You have to do that here – pick wild blueberries … and there was a late morning breakfast of coffee, cheese, fruit and just-that-minute picked blueberries. Yes – we ate more than we bagged. Yes – my fingers were blue. Yes – they were thoroughly enjoyable, and yes … Bini got sunburnt! Being the weekend and a non-rainy day there were more than a few cyclists too who were generally very courteous and advertised their approach with calls like “on your left”. And of course this is the land of beavers as well, so it was wonderful to find a beaver lodge and hear the splash in the water … Well we weren’t sure it was a beaver splashing but it was nice none the less.
spot the blueberries
We went out to the College of the Atlantic and surveyed the campus (300 students) and saw some of the glorious views … It’s a wonder any students are able to study out there. Either that or the windows must all be blacked out as the campus overlooks the bay and is just breathtaking!
After an afternoon rest / cuppa to recover from the local explorations earlier in the day it was off to dinner with just scrumptious meals – fish cakes, roasted duck and scallops and risotto and lastly MORE blueberries, in a blueberry pie.
scallops & risotto
Then, with all that food still settling it was decided that we had time to catch the sun setting over Bar Harbor so a quick dash up Cadillac Mountain and we were able to go “ah!” It was a little cold and blowy up there (see last photo with hair blowing in the wind and crescent moon in background). Just a beautiful sunset.
bar harbor sunset
sunset and the moon
Very, very happy holiday people. Thank you Sally. Loved it all so much!
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 […]