Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 5 - Bar Harbor, Maine


We arrived in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island in Maine at 7 am. 
A splendid entrance between the many small islands and thousands of lobster traps marked with white buoys.

Bar Harbor is a tender port - we sailed into the harbor in small local tender boats (see video from tendering below).

Today's excursion was to Acadia Nature Park, covering the majority of the island. We drove from Bar Harbor to the south along the rugged rocky coast and through dense forests to the top of Cadillac Mountain, where there was a nice view over the island.

Back in Bar Harbor we got a cappuccino at a cafe. Walked through the town and along a path along the water.
In Bar Harbor is a huge difference between the tide and at 1 pm Bar Island was mainland with Mount Desert. We walked on a sandbank to the island - back in Bar Harbor, we took the tender boat to Anthem of the Seas.  See video from the day below.

We enjoyed a glass of wine in Vintage Wine bar before dinner in the Chic - the menu's best choice was the lamb shank - A goat cheese for an appetizer and New York Cheese Cake for dessert. And we had a fantastic waiter in Jo Anny from South Africa.

A video from our day at Mount Desert island.

Dinner at Restaurant Chic:

Some pictures from our visit to Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor
Acadia Nature park
Rocks along the coast line
Cadillac Mountain

Anthem seen from Mount Cadillac
Low tide in Bar Harbor
Walking to Bar Island