Friday, June 12, 2009

Maine part 2

The weather quickly went downhill after our trip to Nova Scotia; however, we still decided to explore Acadia via tandem kayak despite rain and sub-sixties temperatures. Beforehand, we drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain, where it was so cold we pretty much took a picture and got back in the car. Wednesday's weather was bad enough that we made a day of exploring downtown Ellsworth and some of the nearby antique shops. If you're ever in Ellsworth, make sure to stop at the Mediterranean restaurant called Cleonice - it was fantastic! Afterward we ate the obligatory lobster and haddock dinner.

We got a really nice shot of Bubble Rock, which we hiked after the Great Head hike on Sunday (with blueberry soda and cake at the Jordan Pond House in between).

Since the weather wasn't improving, we left the resort a day early and split our return trip in half. En route, we stopped at the Maine Wildlife Park, where we saw moose, lynx, bears, vultures, ravens, chipmunks, turtles, and a bunch of other wildlife creatures, but no fish. Not that we were looking for fish. The animals were in cages, so they were somewhat difficult to photograph.

We got on the road shortly thereafter and stopped in Portland for an obligatory lighthouse picture. The lighthouse was attached to Fort Williams in South Portland. Portland looked like the kind of place we might revisit a few years down the road.

Finally we stopped in Scarborough at Len Libby Handmade Candies to check out the 1700 pound (771.1 kg) life-sized milk chocolate moose. Little did we know that Lenny the moose would be accompanied by Libby the bear at 380 pounds (172.4 kg) of dark chocolate, and her two cubs at 80 pounds (36.3 kg) each. Lenny had been there since 1997; the bears were more recent additions.
More photos available at our Photobucket album, as usual!


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