Have I mentioned how very EARLY the sun comes up here? Fortunately I can roll out of bed and get great sunrise photos of Frenchman Bay from my hotel room balcony. I passed the parking lot for Eagle Lake Carriage Road twice yesterday though, and from what I could see from the main road, I knew I wanted to shoot there at golden hour. I hiked part way around the lake and back, taking photos. It's so beautiful here!
After that, I hiked partway up to the South Bubble, which is a round granite boulder seemingly perched precariously on a ledge near the summit of one of the mountains in the national park. The trail got a little too steep for me, so I didn't make it all the way up, but it was certainly good exercise. (I will have to take an Aleve tonight...)
I was hoping to take a harbor boat tour today, but they weren't going out for some reason. I made a reservation for tomorrow morning, and instead went to the Wild Gardens of Acadia and walked one of their trails. I was surprised that there wasn't very much blooming at the gardens, since there are wildflowers blooming all over the place elsewhere in the park. It was still a nice walk, and thankfully on a flat path!
I had lunch in Bar Harbor at a restaurant named Rupununi, which is named for a river in South America. It's an American bar and grill though. I had honey mustard chicken, which came with mashed potatoes and green beans in "secret sauce". Very tasty, and after the excitement of the lobster roll yesterday, I was in the mood for something "normal". This restaurant serves either organic or hormone free meat, and specializes in supporting local food sources. They had elk burgers on the menu today!
The cool moose shop was across the street from the restaurant in the village green section of Bar Harbor - I thought it was cute.