Acadia sits on 47000 acres of land, just the right amount in my opinion. Anything more and you only get a chance to see a tiny portion of the wonders held within. Check out this park at 1.3mil acres which would be quite a landscape to see or this one (not really a "park" per say).
This is the 4th park I've had the chance to visit on my journey and I'm either getting better at doing it or they are getting better as the days go on. I was pretty bummed out coming into a full park a few days ago and having this great campsite in Seawall (I found out that Blackwall is a reservation only campsite) today makes those frowns seem a distant memory. When I pulled up I thought about grabbing a site for a few says and then extending if I felt like it. The ranger person said that because the site is subject to being 50% reservation the site could be reserved at anytime and that if I thought I might stay for 5 days I'd better reserve for 5 days. After paying up to $35 a night for state parks in florida, $20 for this type of beauty and weather was laughable and while free would be preferable, this would work just fine.
|Awesome van called the Islander in Ellseworth, ME|
Way different than a canadian park where it's..the park...and a few gov't buildings. This like all others parks I've visited has a human occupation right up to, into and throughout..it's a very different thing than up north.
|burn baby burn...being near the border I took the liberty of unloading a few carbon credits worth of material I had accumulated during my trip.|
|The have a very cool bus system that spans the park so everyone can access the areas without driving there and clogging them up (which many people still do). The bus from Seawall to Bar Harbor (the happening city) is 45min. The bus initiative is sponsored by LL Bean and is pretty awesome in my opinion.|
|From Rich to Daddy Rich|
|A tall ship...fun fun! Boo to the restriction of canadians working in the US|
|The sand bar, low tide. Back of Daddy Riches boat.|
|Hey you..that's me!|
|Never seen so many bells before in one tower....|
|On the top side of Cadillac|
|Starting from here the next few photos show the first rays of the morning sun to hit America!!|
|"Eyes to the east!" Our flaming ball of gas at in it's morning glory.|
That goes the same for all the awesome stuff I've wanted to do. Racing at Talladega, para sailing, horseback ride on the beach, zip lining, hot air ballooning and a plethora of other things that all cost $100+...spend to many of those days and your trip does get shorter, real quick. As shitty as it is...you can't do it all even if you do believe our financial world will collapse sooner than later!
|I saw this bomber...close to mine top-wise but he can't sleep in his bunk as it's not as tall or as long.I met some other cool bloggers from wanderlustvan.com. They were out and about with their cat and a Ford Falcon. Nice guy and I wished them well on their trip!|
|Just to be able to go anywhere like this and spend the day hiking or reading is a privilege I won't soon forget.|
|There is one sandy spot on the entire island. The high tidal waters and the rugged terrain make for amazing scenery|
|I saw this sign and really liked it. You don't see that stuff posted around water coolers|
|I didn't take a list of the deceased but I did place a rock here.|
|just like the book!|
|Every night was a good night to sit out and watch the path of the sun run it's line down through the distant trees.|
|It's as good as it get's with my camera and no tripod..|
|Feet on Sandy beach!!!|
|The busiest spot on the island...sandy Beach. Water...cold as shit! Smiles could stretch to the moon is placed side by side. What a great day out it was!|
|A local Rootie...quite good. Old Soaker is the name of a rock formation that has taken down a few boats in it's day|
|down here they call them Cairns when I called them an inuksuk people thought I was speaking Inuit ;)...this guy doesn't like them at all|
|The rugged beauty was everywhere|
Feeling pretty nervous about getting close to the border I had another stop planned in Maine before crossing lines. Furthest Eastern point...here I come!!
|Saw this on top of a rock...|
|Some folks rappelling down just outside of the Thunderhole area|
|Asta La Vista Acadia National Park!! Cue the music......|