Mount Desert Isle, Maine
Sea-kayaking in 2003

Sea-kayaking around Mount Desert Isle=
seal patrol, eagles' nests, rocky shores, tandem knuckles,
lobsters, men in skirts, azalea gardens, tall ships, foggy foggy dew,
the Quarterdeck Restaurant, clam chowder, blueberry pie,
Photo Album

Our elderhostel group, Mt. Desert Isle, June, 2003
Thanks to Coastal Kayaking Tours

My partner Ed Our guide Julie

Shoving off

Evelyn and Alice Ann Heading out Getting the hang of paddling and steering
Nancy and Elmer Shoreline viewing Stopping for lunch on a rocky shore
Susan and Sheila The Margaret Todd Looking for the ladies' room
Eileen and Ginger College of the Atlantic Exploring the coastline
Aileen and Joe On Thompsons' Island Hanging out on the swelling seas
Heading under the Cat's dock Looking into a mirror Finding the right beach for 13 kayaks
Clearing the pilings with ease Landing at Bartletts Enjoying the open water
Watching for the seal's head My partner Ed Taking a hydration break
Savoring the silence Heading for the blue bus Packing up for home
Sunset in Bar Harbor Emily on Otter Cliff path Cruise ship steaming into Bar Harbor
    Otter Cliff
What is it? Evening tidal pool Hiking on Mt. Desert Isle, Otter Cliff path
Glenn Tucker telling us about Charles Dorr at Oldfarm ruin The ole swimming hole at Compass Cove Evening pleasures: Alice Ann, Eileen, Evelyn
Watching the sun set from Cadillac Mountain Fast fading sunlight Shivering in the wind on Cadillac Mtn.
Schoolkids trying to push over a glacial erratic Modest house along the shore path in Bar Harbor Hiking from Jordan Pond to Seal Cover, through one of the Carriage Road bridges
Lupin, lupin, everywhere! A Porcupine Island in Frenchman's Bay Seal Cove
With Ginger and Aileen at Northeast Harbor Tiny frog resident in the Wild Gardens of Acadia Azalea Gardens, Northeast Harbor
Ginger, Evelyn, Eileen in Thuyia Gardens, Northeast Harbor

Swamp Iris, Wild Gardens of Acadia

Thuyia Garden, Northeast Harbor
  Azalea garden, Japanese style Japanese style Azalea garden
    The Heritage, seen on Soames Sound
    Evening fog hides Bar Island

And Much Much More

Clam Chowder with Blueberry Daquiris Out for the afternoon on Mt. Desert, with Aileen, Evelyn and Ginger
Besides the kayaking, our group enjoyed many other pleasures--hiking the trails, biking, exploring Mt. Desert Isle, visiting the gardens, enjoying the food in Bar Harbor, watching the boats and the sunsets, eating lobster and blueberries, walking the shorepaths, viewing the "cottages," and much much more.
I felt sorry for the lobsters "Only the dumb ones get caught", he reassured us. Glenn Tucker telling us about lobster business
The fog bank obscures Bar Island-- The food and view were great at the Quarterdeck And finally--the lobster!

See my visit to my family in Maine in 2003

Below: The Marginal Way, Ogunquit  

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