Dawn glow. Bar Harbor lights still on.
Atmosphere glows pink. Crowd grows. Amazing how many people are here.
The first rays of sun touch the USA.
Temperature was about 60 or so, wind was howling at about 35+ MPH. Kinda chilly. And louder than it looks.
The big pink egg
It was definitely worth getting up so early for this.
Temperature rising already. Another record high around 95 predicted -- 4th day in a row. Felt just like being in Key West.
The XC boys from South Burlington (VT) High School. Rock on, you harriers!
The view to the south.
Loop Road begins. One-way traffic. Very empty. The other sunrisers went for breakfast. I was feasting on scenery.
A little inland scenery to whet the appetite.
Home with a view.
The Precipice Trailhead. Not today, thanks.
This is the moon.
This is the moon on drugs. Any questions?
Squiggly trees. I know, no big deal, but kinda cool.
Sunlight in the upper branches.
First taste of the rocky coast. Schooner Head.
Looking south from the same spot.
A cave. Maybe some spelunking?
Trail ended way up there. I went into Clamber Mode to get better shots.
Who lives there??
Frothy backwash on the rocks and lichen.
It was still only about 7 a.m.
Schooner Head surf
Schooner Head's rocky inlet
Keep playing Power Ball, Hops!
Champlain Mountain looms over the parking area for Sand Beach.
The rugged coast, seen from Sand Beach.
A wider view of same.
I was not the first one to visit Sand Beach this day.
Snakes of water squiggle back home
Silver shore and sea at Sand Beach
Some of this water was actually leaking through the sand higher up the beach and trickling down to the ocean. Weird.
Bird was here
Sand Beach could also be Rock Beach
See what I mean?
A fine view to the south.
The water actually seeped through the dunes to the beach from this estuary -- Is this an estuary? I didn't look it up.
View from the road. I wish all roads did this.
That's Ottah Point ovah theah.
The famous Thunder Hole. Waves surge in and go kaboom. Kaboom can be coolo.
I sat on these rocks for a long time, like 4 minutes and 20 seconds or so. You can see whjy.
Surf soaks the natural stony jetties that flank Thunder Hole.
Sea meets rock
Nestled in the DO NOT WALK ON ROCKS rocks, watchin' the splashin'
What a road. Check out the people on the cliff.
Yeah, those people.
The Atlantic Ocean and the Maine coast.
Looking back at Sand Beach from Otter Point.
Otter Point rocks. Really.
Classic view. So nice.
That's Sand Beach way over there.
What a perfect day for scenic pix.
Blue sky, blue sea
The trail rounds Otter Point and begins to face south.
So, of course, I look back to the east.
This is southwest. Lotsa scenery 'round here.
Fishing boat was doing its loops.
Blue and green.
Walls look enormous, but cam was on the ground and stones were just 2-feet high.
Looking north to Sand Beach again.
Little Hunters Head to the west.
Otter Cove Bridge at low tide
Otter Cove, from the bridge, low tide.
Facing south from Little Hunters Head's east coast. Got it?
The "Bubbles", over Jordan Pond.
A Carriage Road curls near Jordan Pond
So does this creek
Jordan Pond, looking northeast to Cadillac Mountain
The boardwalk runs almost all the way around Jordan Pond.
Bar Harbor Brewery, for a 10:30 a.m. tasting session.
The latest Manly Men Beer Club brews
Bar Harbor, the Hemporium
Cottage Street in dwntown Bar Harbor (pronounced "Bah Hahba")
The park overlooking Bar Harbor itself.
Looking back up the hill at the town
Route 66 Diner
I would return for a nightcap.