Bar Harbor – September 8, 2021

Today, a short drive to Bass Harbor and the lighthouse. A picture perfect day. The lighthouse appears to need a bit of paint on the side facing the rocky cliff. We decide not to climb out onto the rocks to take a photo this time. The sign covers the history and interestingly, the light station was turned over from the Coast Guard to the National Park Service in July 2020. The Coast Guard family that was living there moved out at that time.

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

A leisurely drive back to the house and lunch in downtown Bar Harbor. Stewman’s Lobster Pound is right on the water and a perfect place for lunch. No reservations are taken here but thankfully the crowds aren’t too bad today. Surprisingly no one ordered lobster – just other delicious fish caught in the area – oysters, clams, mussels, haddock. Time for a nap!

The kitchen with the lobster pots boiling
at Stewman’s

We have another reservation for Cadillac Mountain at sunset. The plan is to get up there and hang out until we hope we can see some stars! Last reservation up is at 7:00 PM. Our fingers were crossed the sky will be clear. We are in luck driving up and catch a glimpse of the sunset view.

Further up, at the top, we actually have a glimpse of downtown Bar Harbor.

View of Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain

Then, the weather changes, the clouds start flowing over the mountain and we are in the clouds with what seems like 50 mph winds. Yes, the weather can change in a second in Maine! My sister and Steve look like they are doing a weather channel report!

No star gazing today. Tomorrow is suppose to be a rainy day, my sister leaves for home and it probably will be a very relaxing day. Read a book, maybe?

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