Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Maine: Bodies of Water

This is my second post about our Maine trip, if you missed the first post, you can find it here!
In this post I'm going to share some pictures of all the bodies of water we saw!  We were on an island most of the time, so that resulted in a lot of water pics. :)
Here's a little map of where we stayed, to give you some context.
Map courtesy of
Our cottage was in Somesville, so these first few pictures were taken at Somes Sound!
Next was Hadlock Pond, which was right down the road.  
They had these logs placed all around the lake.  
There were some giant tadpoles in this pond!
Then we went to a little inlet.  There were a bunch of these little overlooks all over the island.  
I was an island after all...
Our first full day there, it was about 75ish degree when you were at the water.  Right outside of Acadia National Park there was a "beach" area that had some coarse rocky sand.  There were people laying out in bathing suits and swimming in the really cold water.  
Later that day we went into Acadia National Park on the island 
(it's all of the green area on the map).  These pictures were at Jordan Pond, which was absolutely beautiful with the mountains in the background.
There were a bunch of minnows in the water, which sort of freaked me out considering it's the main water source for that part of the island.
But other than that, the water was very clear!
Next we went to Bubble Pond, which was also in the park.  It was very windy at this pond, 
due to the wind coming through the two Bubble Mountains.  It felt about 15 degrees cooler at this pond, and there were whitecaps on the water.
Next we drove up the mountain and saw Bubble Pond from above!
It was windy up there too!
The next day we had a picnic at another part of the park, Bass Harbor (far south end of the map).  There were a bunch of picnic tables facing the water.  It was pretty chilly this day.
This picture is from right up the road, at Manset.  This part of town had a lot of boat repair shops.
Later in the week we went back to the mainland and farther east over to 
Schoodic Peninsula, which is also part of Acadia National Park.  
Thought that was kind of strange since the rest of the park is on an island.
Next we went over to Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada.
The water was so clear everywhere, and so very cold!
After making our way back to the States, we stopped in Lubec, Maine, 
which is the easternmost point of the contiguous United States.  
The next couple of pictures are from my iPhone and were taken at Bar Harbor.  We spent most of our nights in Bar Harbor, and sadly I didn't get any pictures from there on my nice camera.  
That's it for the bodies of water pictures!!  Check back in a couple of days for the Maine: Lighthouses pictures!  (Promise it'll be a shorter post)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures Julie, now I want to go to Maine!!!! Can I go with you and Husband when you go back again? Love you. Nannie