Acadia NP, ME

Acadia is nested in between little quaint towns of Maine. The rugged coastline constantly pounded by the ocean is the signature of this park.

Acadia coastline

Acadia coastline

There is only one sand beach in Acadia. The rest of the coast looks like this

There is only one sand beach in Acadia. The rest of the coast looks like this

The only sand beach in the park. Adequately called Sand Beach

The only sand beach in the park. Adequately called Sand Beach

I was hoping to see some fall foliage on this trip, but the park has a lot of evergreens. So I found a red leaf and I held it against yellow ferns to get my fall shot.

Not a lot of fall foliage yet

Not a lot of fall foliage yet

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At sunset I wanted to get a picture of the famous lighthouse in the park and I certainly wasn’t the only one with this brilliant idea. It was a zoo there at the bottom of the cliff. Photographers with all kinds of lenses and tripods already claimed the best spots from where you can see the lighthouse at sunset.

Too many photographers!

Too many photographers!

While everybody focused on the lighthouse I turned the opposite way where the sky had a nice pink hue.

Looking the opposite side from the lighthouse

Looking the opposite side from the lighthouse

I got a spot only after the sun went down.

Famous lighthouse in Acadia NP

Famous lighthouse in Acadia NP

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The next evening, we looked for a different location and we found a very nice rocky beach at the tip of a small peninsula in Bernard from where we watched another spectacular sunset and collected some shells. There was just one more guy driving ahead of us going to the exact same place. It was a lot more peaceful than the lighthouse experience.

The grass in the light of the setting  sun

The grass in the light of the setting sun

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Sunset in Bernard

Sunset in Bernard

Crashing waves

Crashing waves

Spectacular sunset

Spectacular sunset

Another popular activity is watching the sunrise from the top of Cadillac mountain. Again, a ton of people had the same idea, but they were more prepared for the bitter cold than us. Somehow living in Cali makes us forget how near freezing temperature feels like and how to dress appropriately for such temperatures.

Sunrise from the top of Cadillac  mountain

Sunrise from the top of Cadillac mountain

When in Maine, you gotta have some lobster and lobster we had, for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Being so close to local towns made the proximity to restaurants a welcome change from our typical trips where we survive on PB&J and energy bars. The food was delish. By the end of the second day we had to switch to crab, we had way too much lobstah :)

Large lobster for dinner

Large lobster for dinner

Yummy lobster roll

Yummy lobster roll

This lobster came with instructions on how to eat it. Mastered it.

This lobster came with instructions on how to eat it. Mastered it.

Delicate lace and moss

Delicate lace and moss

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