Recently returned from a family vacation to Bar Harbor and Bailey Island, Maine. The late August-early September weather was as breathtaking as the scenery, and fresh lobster. Sun, rocks, tide pools, family meals, swimming, water sports, this vacation had it all and I look forward to going back to explore more. [click an image to start a slide show]
The Jordan Pond House at Acadia. Quite a view.
Kids + water
The standard refection shot
My daughter is getting into photography.
Not a care in the world.
The waves were big enough for a little body surfing.
The north Atlantic is, shall I say, refreshing.
Jumping waves at Sand Beach in Acadia National Park
The front yard of the rental property.
A lobster’s final swim
Exploring the shoreline at low tide
The kids were quick to take up paddleboarding. H2Outfitters set us up with instruction and the rentals.
Will be hard-pressed not to buy one for ourselves.
Paddleboarding in the bay. Here I’m towing my son.
The Giant Steps area off of the south side of Bailey Island provides this vantage point.
Captain Jay knows a lot about lobsters. This is his boat. He took us for a ride.
In each zone very person has a uniquely colored lobster buoy.
The sound was impressive. Also impressive is the feeling I had when she said, ‘dad, this was cooler than I thought it would be.’ 11 year olds can be a tough crowd.
Blue Angels’ practice run in Brunswick. Later they would fly in the Great State of Maine Airshow.
The Blue Angels. I adjusted the contrast to make the sky appear more dramatic looking than it was.
The world’s only crib stone bridge connects Baily Island to Orr’s Island.
sunrise off the coast of Bailey Island, ME
The moment the sun peaked over the horizon
The eastern exposure of the house we rented provided quick access to sun rises