Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mount Desert Isle Maine

We really had no specific destination for a honeymoon in mind except we wanted to go to Norwich,Vermont to the King Arther Flour Bakers Store. Everything in New England is so close and the whole Maine Lobster idea really appealed to Karen so I started surfing Maine on the net. We decided we should go to Bar Harbor (pronounced Baahhh Haabbbaaa) and Acadia National Park simply because it looked so beautiful.

I had a room reserved in Bar Harbor but while searching for things to do I  stumbled across the Moorings Inn in Southwest Harbor and found myself changing our plans once again. It wasn't in Bar Harbor  but it was only a few miles away and the website promised to "give you the feeling of being transported to a simpler time and place" It sounded so wonderful and romantic and I was convinced that  this was the perfect place for us.
The Moorings was right on Somes Sound and words and photos can't do it justice. From our deck we could see Sunrise and Sunset on the water each night. The people were very friendly and staying on “The Quiet Side” as they refer to it was perfect. When we get the opportunity to return to Maine we will stay there again.

Sunset over Somes Sound

What a veiw ( We moved the Flowers)

I loved watching the Lobster Boats go out in the morning
All those Specks in the water are lobster traps - hundreds of them everywhere!

We did drive into Bar Harbor of course, it was also beautiful but mostly a million little shops, and shopping is not our thing. The entire area is beautiful and loaded with things to do. We went out on the LuLu Lobster boat  the first morning. This was a real lobster boat and Captain John was fantastic. He taught us about lobsters and explained a great deal about the industry, Karen describes it as the best biology class ever. While on the boat we got to actually watch him pull a trap and also to see Seals and Bald Eagles around Egg Rock Light.

That same evening we sailed on the Margaret Todd at sunset. This is an incredible 4-masted Schooner that sails on Frenchman’s Bay. The Captain always brings his Newfies on the trip so this was an added bonus for us dog folks.

We got to spend a little time at Acadia National Park and I think it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.
The Beach at Acadia - I love this rocky shoreline!
On top of the world - Cadillac Mountain
Seawall Park


Maine is simply gorgeous and Karen did get that Loster she wanted - Lobster Pie, Lobster Rolls, Loster Benedict, Lobster Tail and Claws , More Lobster Rolls, Lobster and Corn Chowder  and the big 3 pounder!
Lobster rolls are Karen's favorite snack

Of Course she ate the whole thing!
and she was always ready for more!

My only regret is that we didn’t have more time but we were off for Vermont. that will be the next post
but Karen has also made a few posts on her BLOG so hop on over to  to see what she has to say.

1 comment:

  1. Once upon a time - many years ago when I did vacations, we had several great trips to and through Maine -

    Did a Portland to Freeport to Rockland - then on to Quebec - enjoyed a delightful day and lunch in Camden -

    Another time some of the same with a lovely trip to Bartlett Winery - then drove to Lubec - we were to have stayed in Bar Harbor for a few days but they had no record of our reservations - and no where to put us OR suggest for us -

    Maybe one day Khyra and I can get back that-a-way