2011 Vacation: Day Nine: From Acadia to Moosehead

Bass Harbor Light House
Bass Harbor Light House

We began our last day in Acadia National Park with a quick trip to the Bass Harbor Light House.  It was only about two miles from our hotel.  A short walk down a trail and a long set of stairs took us to the rocks below the light house where we took these photos.  The area  below the light house was strewn with pink granite.

Another view of the Bass Harbor Light House from the rocks below
Another view of the Bass Harbor Light House from the rocks below

It was our intention to visit the Jordan Pond House and Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on Mount Desert Island, before heading to the Moosehead Lake region.  Clouds rolled in, and it rained steadily for hours.

A view of the salt march near Bass Harbor
A view of the salt march near Bass Harbor

This is the view on either side of the road leading from the light house toward Cadillac Mountain.

Rain in front of Jordan Pond House
Rain in front of Jordan Pond House

We did stop at the Jordan Pond house.  When we went in to visit the gift shop — the nicest on the island, I think — it was overcast.  When we came out it was pouring.  Nevertheless, we went up to the top of Cadillac Mountain hoping the rain would subside and we’d be able to see some of the views from there.  The rain never subsided.  We went down into Bar Harbor for lunch with the idea of returning to the mountain afterward, but it was still raining hard, so we declared defeat and headed toward Moosehead Lake.

Chalet Moosehead in Greeneville, ME
Chalet Moosehead in Greeneville, ME

We stayed in a small motel on the lake’s edge in Greeneville, ME.  While the proprietors were not very personable, we like the hotel.  It had a small kitchenette and a beautiful view out the back window.  We went to the local grocery store and stocked up for two nights.

View out the picture window of your room
View out the picture window of your room

We made quesadillas for dinner in our room and then settled down to some serious dominoes action.  We had a 0500 wakeup for the next morning, so we called it an early night.

Dominoes Death Match
Dominoes Death Match

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