Saturday, May 07, 2005
A Bright Idea
Spent today visiting Acacia National Park which covers most of Mount Desert Island about 3 hours northeast of Portland. The locals call that part of the state "Down East."
I'm too tired to be very creative, so allow me to borrow from the park's brochure.
"Acadia National Park boasts varied and dramatic scenery including a coastline of chiseled granite, the ocean dotted with islands, 17 mountain peaks (that together, constitute the highest headlands along the eastern seaboard), close to a dozen glacial lakes and ponds and Somes Sound."
I was impressed.
Above is a photo of Bass Harbor Lighthouse, which rises from the rocky, southernmost tip of Mount Desert Island and is one of the most photographed lighthouses on the East Coast. It was built in 1858.