Northeast Bound - 2018 travel blog

Nice place for a recruit to be stationed

Southwest Harbor

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

Cadillac Mt. Sunset

Mt. Desert Narrows Campground


Tues., June 12th – It was a relaxing day of driving the east peninsula of Mt. Desert Island today. Now that we have a grandson on board a USCG cutter, seeing a Coast Guard sign has special meaning to us. So we wheeled right in at the Southwest Harbor USCG station, an interesting and busy lobstering port. Did you know there are over 100 million lobsters harvested in Maine annually?! It's no surprise this area provides 90% of the nations lobsters. Next, we drove to Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse, another Coast Guard managed area. We had to climb down the rugged rocky cliffs to get pictures of the lighthouse - a bit challenging for these seniors. We were in Ellsworth just in time for lunch at Martha’s Diner – a real dive from the 60s. In the evening, we ventured back to Acadia to take in the sunset at Cadillac Mt. and hope to see Thunder Hole with the waves crashing against the walls of rock. Neither was very spectacular, so we’re back at the campground getting geared up to move on to the border crossing into New Brunswick tomorrow.



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