Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

Our Voyage of the Vikings adventure has come to an end and this is our last port of call on this cruise.  Bar Harbor is well known as a summertime tourism destination and has been since the turn of the 20th century. It was at one time the summer playground of the very wealthy.  While it still attracts the well-to-do,  not too many of the original homes survived a fire that burned for some 17 days in 1947.  Today I took at local tour on Oli’s Trolley.  Our two and a half hour trip covered the town area, some of the beautiful homes and three stops in Acadia National Park.  The first stop was the top of Cadillac Mountain to see the wonderful views of Bar Harbor town and the harbour itself.  The second was at Sieur de Mont Springs where I walked in the Acadia Wild Gardens established by some local women volunteers. The third was at the Thunder Hole where at certain tidal conditions, the waves sound like thunder.  Today, it merely gurgled a bit. I leave you with some photos from these places.  This blog will resume in January with a cruise to the Caribbean Islands and Brazil during Carnival.

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One Response to Bar Harbor, Maine, USA

  1. daviddapaget says:

    Enjoyed this your final blog on this cruise, Lesle. Keen to read your next one, when you visit “my” continent (tho I’m on the other side…)

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