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.  

5 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

How beautiful! I am so happy for your time away- Ihope you are refreshed!

JLK said...

I'm glad it was a good trip, except for the whale trip. I can sympathize first hand with you there-an awful feeling,

jimgottuso said...

i'm so envious... i went years ago to bar harbor and acadia national park there, one of the best vacations ever. we did much biking on the carriage paths and stopped at that place in the woods by the lake and had tea and poppers. would love to go again, glad you had fun

Alex Matisse said...

I miss New England so much.

Bulldog Pottery said...

It was a wonderful trip. As soon as I get the images off of Ed's computer I will upload a few more highlights. When we went last week, it rained just about everyday so I was unable to take my camera out for most of the trip.