My last day in Acadia National Park turned out to be a wet one which means I get to sleep in today!!! Although it would have been nice to get one more sunrise in I have to admit it was really nice to spend the morning in my sleeping bag enjoying the sounds of the rain inbetween some snoozing. Eventually I did get out of the bag to get out shooting.
I’ve been up and down most of the roads in the park a few times but it doesn’t hurt to check out some spots again. Rain can change the look of nature in a great way. Colours become more vibrant and nature just seems to perk up.
One of the spots I revisited was Bubbles. I like this picture much more than a previous one because the sky is much more dramatic and the greens pop just that much more now that they are wet.
Sunset at Bass Harbor Lighthouse
My last sunset at the park was at Bass Harbor Lighthouse. It is a very popular place and I was happy I got there early to secure a good spot. Once the sun had set it was time to head back to the campsite and pack up most of my stuff. I didn’t want to leave Acadia just yet but I had to get home tomorrow night. Maine will be here when I return another time. Until then…goodbye Maine, I will miss your beauty.
It was hard to leave Pemaquid this morning. I loved the campground and the area was stunning but it was time to move on again. This time I was heading to an equally beautiful area – Acadia National Park. I first had to pack up and drive the few hours to the park. Fog had settled in for the morning drive which made everything look mysterious.
As the Fog Settles In
The fog didn’t stay for long. As I drove closer to the park it lifted slowly and I caught this photo below with a little still left over in the distance. It wasn’t long before it was all gone and the drive become more mundane. I was anxious to get to the park and get settled in.
By late afternoon I reached my destination and was settled into camp. I love what I have seen of the park so far and I was itching to get out and shoot. One great thing I’ve been loving about this week is how quiet the campgrounds have been. All the kids and parents are dealing with the first week of school and I’m out here enjoying the small crowds.
Taking a peek at the map I decided I would drive up to the top of Cadillac Mountain to watch the sun go down. When I parked at the top I realized that it was damn windy up here at the tallest peak in the county at 470m (1,528 feet) but the views from up here were well worth being pushed around by a little wind.
I can’t wait to explore more of the park but for now it’s back to the camp for dinner and to plan tomorrows exploration of the National Park.