Acadia National Park – Day 3

Tuesday’s morning plan was to drive the loop road to hit Monument Cover and Boulder Beach for sunrise. The weather did not cooperate so I just went to Otter Cliffs and saw no sunrise.

By the time I got back to the campsite it was misting and I had no faith my fire would start (last night didn’t want to burn), so I packed up and headed west. After a quick gas stop, I made it down to the seawall.

Today was going to be gray and overcast, with mist sprinkling down on me. Such a departure from the first two days of bright, beautiful sun.

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I stopped by the famous Bass Harbor Head Light. I did not get anything spectacular, but it is a nice photo without much competition from the crowds. I went back the next day just to observe. There was someone who climbed down over the rocks to set up his shot, and some guy who wanted to climb around up front with no regard for all the people trying to take photos.

One of the most interesting things about the seawall is the sound the water makes as it recedes through the rocks. I have a video that somewhat captures it. The sound is so eerie.

Tuesday also saw a quick hike up the Breech Mountain Fire Tower. There were some fantastic views up there, and I got some good exercise hiking up.

Most of my time was spent on the seawall watching the waves, taking photos, and relaxing. There was someone who wanted to walk out on the slippery rocks and hope they didn’t get swept away. The image was great.

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ISO 400 | f/8 | 1/320 | 70mm

Tuesday ended with me checking in to the Seawall Motel. Highly recommend. I had a lobster roll in Bernard at Thurston’s Lobster Pound, followed up with hot chocolate in bed.

More photos can be found in my gallery.

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