Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Northeast Harbor - Trolley to Bar Harbor

Northeast harbor is smaller than Southwest but it’s much better protected and the town is within walking distance. As an added bonus, the library has free WiFi, only a 10 minute walk from the dock.

Acadia National Park, where Northeast Harbor is located, has a free bus service sponsored by L.L. Bean to all parts of the park. We took a bus to Bar Harbor to have lunch. Boy was it crowded! Where Northeast is laid back, small and filled with yachtsmen, Bar Harbor was filled with tourists and hundreds of small shops. However, they had a grand old hotel, the Bar Harbor Inn with a great view of the harbor. We had a gift certificate from Carrie (our daughter) for a dinner at the inn so we ate out front to take full advantage of the view. I would hope that the sunny weather is here to stay at last, one can hope.

This will be as far east as we go with Richard. Westward we will go Thursday but the anchorage will depend upon the wind we find in the morning. Wish us luck.