Monday, June 29, 2009
Mount Desert Rock, Bar Harbor, Maine
We were very lucky and very happy that we were able to take some time off from our studio and life here in Seagrove, and have a family vacation to Bar Harbor Maine. Some friends of ours invited us to stay at their place in Sommesville, which is located near Southwest Harbor. We ate our fill of lobsters, scallops, and shrimp. It rained most of the time while we were there, but never the less we had a wonderful time, and feel very relaxed from the vacation. The last day we were in Bar Harbor we took a whale watching trip. The seas were very rough and many of us got sea sick. When they say don't go if you get car sick....don't go. I picked my spot on the horizon and focused for three hours. We did not see any whales! They say 96% of the time they see whales, but there were none to be seen this past Friday. We did get a tour around Mount Desert Rock, 25 miles out, where there were many seals playing in the water and sunning themselves out on the island. Students and researchers live here during the summer months to research whales, seals, and sea life in general. Wouldn't it be amazing to stay a couple of weeks here! It is a small rock island with the ocean all around. Absolutely beautiful.