We did see lots of beautiful country and had a great time anyway. Saturday, the 24th, we headed up to Acadia NP to do a little more hiking and we drove to Schoodic Peninsula, a lesser visited area of the park, to do our hiking. Less visited but no less beautiful.
|On our way there, we stopped to watch a couple of guys out digging for clams|
|That is back breaking work!|
At the park we found very few people and lots of places to hike.
Our first hike was along the coast near Mosquito Harbor and we saw this beautiful fungus growing all over the ground. I was soft and spongey, very cool!
|great views along the water|
|a lot of shade and mushrooms and fungus of various types|
|The Winter Harbor Lighthouse on Mark Island in the foreground|
Almost this entire trail, 2 1/2 miles, was made up of roots and rocks. You do have to watch your footing!
Our first nights stay was in the small town of Newport, ME, the first night because the town of Bangor, our original destination, had a couple of happenings that weekend and all the hotels were full. Mike was sad because he had hoped to revise the brewery in neighboring Banner;)
The next morning, Sunday, we headed out toward the ski area, Sugar Loaf, and there were beginning of color change in the hills:
Back down off the hill we traveled through more beautiful country......
|We strolled down to the Schilling Beer Co. in the old grist mill in Littleton, NH, for a couple of brews.|
|A happy Mike:)|