Today I got it right. It was supposed to be hotter than yesterday so I figured a ride along the shore would be nice and cool.
The tip of the Schoodic Peninsula is also part of Acadia National Park. It is across Frenchman’s Bay from the main section of the park. It took us about an hour to drive to the entrance. Then there is a one way park road that runs along the shoreline which you can drive but is also great to bike. The loop back to the entrance was only 20 km, the same as yesterday but what a difference.
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We took our time this morning and got to the parking / picnic area at the entrance around noon so we decided to have our lunch rather than carry it around.
The park road is great. Nice and flat and right on the shoreline. There was also a nice breeze to keep us cool. We stopped at this spot to look at a lighthouse out on an island.
Schoodic Point is where everyone goes. There is a huge expanse of broken but fairly level rock.
The wind got kind of cool here. We actually had to put our jackets on.
Cadillac Mountain can be seen across the bay, below.
A great place to do some painting.
And a great place to just relax and watch some crashing waves.
Gotta have some flower pictures.
The guide book had said the end of the loop was a bit hilly so we decided to move on while we still felt good and come back to the point later, with the car.
Still some nice views around the other side.
We stopped at one place called Blueberry Point but I didn’t see any. Just lots of wild roses although for some reason these ones weren’t as fragrant as others we have seen.
We think these are called Beach Peas.
Onwards to some rocky beaches for Jennie to explore.
Once we were out of the park the road went back to two lane but there were hardly any cars. We passed through some small villages.
Getting back to the car turned out to be pretty easy. There were a few hills and it was hot away from the shore but there was a nice wind.
We then headed back to the point.
We are glad we did because the tide was down but the crashing waves were way up.
The kid on the left got soaked a few times.
Since we were going to be here a while, Jennie got closer and more comfortable. It was a perfect spot. We were right at the edge but the spray never came our way.
The artist was still there, again with Cadillac Mountain in the background.
It was about 4:30 now and we were starting to get hungry so we headed back.
What better way to cap a great day than with a lobster dinner. We had seen a sign at the campground for a place that does takeout dinners, just across the highway.
He takes your order, fires up the steamer and cooks it while you wait. We got two 1 1/4 lb lobsters, some crab claws, two cobs of corn and a stick of butter to take back to the RV.
Then after dinner the forecast thunderstorms started while we are safely tucked away to watch the lightning. It is just pouring right now.
Definitely one of the better days of the trip.