We've had a lovely couple of days but before I share the vacation pics, I'll give you an update on the projects. The crochet baby blanket is almost done! The last section is white and I'll finish that today and weave in the ends. I still have a lot of this yarn leftover. I'm not sure what I'll do with it but I'll make something.
I've made good progress on the blue quilt too. I got all of the recent stack of dark bow ties sewn into blocks. Now I'm ready to sew the corners of the last group. I realized that I didn't have a ruler to mark the diagonals so we stopped at a quilt shop in Bar Harbor yesterday and I picked up 2 rulers.
There are 2 nice quilt shops here. One is Fabricate in Bar Harbor. The other is Quilt N Fabric in Southwest Harbor. They both also carry yarns and Fabricate also has papercraft supplies. They both have really nice fabric selections and there are lots of lobster and Northwoods themed fabric for us tourists.
Now, to catch up on vacation. On Tuesday we wanted to hike Day Mountain. It was one of the first hikes we did in Acadia several years ago. We hiked this one back when I was unsure of my hiking capabilities and we thought it would be fun to hike it again. Unfortunately (fortunately), the parking area was full so we went ahead and parked in another area about a mile past that point. That added about .8 miles on Hunter's Cliff Trail and Lower Day Mountain. I knew it was going to be a good decision when we came across this cool bridge.
A little further down the path and we arrived at Hunters Beach Cove, a beautiful gem of a place that I'm sure isnt's often visited. The parking area only accommodates 4 cars.
We were there at low tide so we could wander around in this cove area that's inaccessible at high tide.
From there we followed the Cliff Trail to Lower Day Mountain on a very picturesque hike. The autumnal colored bushes are blueberry bushes.
From there we hiked to the peak of Day Mountain. On the way we had a view of Schoodic Point in the distance. It's one of our favorite places to visit when we are here but we'll miss it on this trip.
Yesterday we woke to this beautiful view. Our goal was to head into Bar Harbor and to hit it right around low tide so we could walk across the bar. Yes, Bar Harbor is named for an actual land bar that connects the town to Bar Island but it's only accessible around low tide. So we started out day with a 2.5 mile walk in the neighborhood. By our count, there are less than 10 houses occupied in this neighborhood of 40ish homes.
The bar wasn't open when we got to town so we started our day with the Shoreline Path where we could see some of the beautiful Bar Harbor resorts and homes on one side and the Porcupine Islands on the other. We also love finding erratics when we are on our hikes around here.
Before heading to the bar we went to another bar, an Irish Pub for a scotch (me) and Irish Coffee (Chris). We sat next to a couple who were on a cruise. They were from Philadelphia so we had lots of fun talking all things Eagles. This has been quite the Eagles-centric vacation which is a big bonus for me.
This is the famous "bar" of Bar Harbor. This photos is from Bar Island looking back to the town. It's accessible about 1.5 hours each side of low tide. Low tide was at 3:33 yesterday. On the Island side they have all kinds of warnings about the tide, the tide schedules and water taxi phone numbers in case you are incapable of paying attention and planning.
Bar Island has a hiking trail to the peak where you can get a good view of the town. From the town side to the peak and back is only about a 2 mile walk. It's a very busy little town during tourist season. It's always a challenge to find parking and there are usually cruise ships in. I don't mind one day of "peopling" while I'm on vacation. Otherwise, I avoid the crowds.
While we were up there we were given this photo opportunity. We saw that tourist ship leaving when we started the Shoreline Path and got to see it return while we were on Bar Island. It was a nice ending to the day and we were ready to relax after about 6 miles of walking.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.